Building resilience
and mental wellbeing for children and young people

PSHE Programme for Schools in Cornwall

Headstart Kernow are delighted to be working with Public Health and Education Effectiveness to support the refreshed and updated PSHE Programme for schools in Cornwall which will support the integration and development of a broad and comprehensive PSHE curriculum. 

The programme aligned to the statutory guidance for Primary, Secondary and Further Education, adaptable to suit differing school needs and free to all Cornwall’s schools, this programme has been developed by Brook courtesy of funding from Cornwall Council and NHS England.

Headstart Kernow helped develop the programme content to ensure links with a trauma-informed approach, the whole school approach and our work with Parents and carers.

November 2023. Cornwall Council have been working with Brook Learn to refresh and update the content of our PSHE programme. Part of the update has been to create a single enrolment key rather than individual school logins. 

You can find the enrolment key on the PSHE page of the Services for Schools website (log in required). or contact us to request the details

The Cornwall Wellbeing Hub

A Cornwall-wide online support network for schools. The Hub offers all school staff / governors and others working with schools access to forums (to network and ask questions / share information); good practice sharing, online live events; webinars, on demand online CPD including bitesize CPD.

 The hub is open to partners across Cornwall so hopefully providing a one-stop shop for advice and information on C&YP MH and wellbeing.

 Membership is free and open to all schools and settings in Cornwall and IOS.

Find out more about the hub

Online Resilience Tool

The Online Resilience Tool provides a practical way for professionals to assess young people’s online behaviour and help them make decisions about whether that behaviour represents risk of harm.

The Tool was developed as part of the Digital work-stream of the HeadStart Kernow programme in partnership with University of Bournemouth and the Professionals Online Safety Helpline. In total around 1000 children and young people in Cornwall were involved in the development process through workshops and discussion groups over a three year period.

This free training covers how to use the tool and assess young people's online behaviour; what to do when you have identified a behaviour and online activities and the law

Feb 2024 The training has been updated.

Find out more

Parent Support

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Working Together with Young People – Start Now

Working Together with Young People – Start Now

The Start Now website has been created by young people. It provides information / activities and resources by young people for young people. The site includes:

  • the online Wellbeing Action Plan and Toolkit (developed by young people working with Dr Pooky Knightsmith)
  • Connect Card and more

Visit the Start Now website 


Bloom is a professional consultation model bringing together professionals from different organisations/services to discuss referrals for young people aged 0 – 18 who live or are educated in Cornwall. CAMHS Clinical Psychologists and Primary Mental Health Workers attend each meeting and during each meeting a psychological formulation and suggestions for support for the young person referred are agreed. Referrals are on a CAMHS referral form (link opposite)

Bloom information and resources for professionals

 Referrals should be emailed to the Early Help Hub



Page last updated: 19 February 2024

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