Public health information for schools

Information for educational settings to help manage and maintain a healthy school community.

Health Protection

To keep pupils, staff and school communities healthy and manage cases of infectious diseases in education settings, here are some helpful resources:

Mental Health in schools

Education settings play an important role in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. Here are some useful resources:

Lifestyle support

Support and resources on a range of young people's health and wellbeing issues, including drugs and alcohol, smoking and vaping and relationships and sex education are available below:

Additional resources

These resources are not endorsed by Public Health Dorset, but may be helpful when talking to young people about the facts around vaping:

  • Smokefree Sheffield in collaboration with ASH have been making children and young people aware of the facts about vaping. You can use their campaign resources to show the facts about vaping to your young people.
  • Advice from NHS Better Health: vaping is not for children and young people. For the facts and advice on vaping and how to talk to young people about it, read NHS Better Health's advice.