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A letter from Phil Leivers, Assistant Director, regarding the forthcoming session exploring the implications of the statutory requirement for relationships and sex education to be taught in all schools from 2020 is available below.

The Access to Work Mental Health Support Service is a free service funded by the Department for Work & Pensions and is designed to help people experiencing mental health difficulties to have more good days.  Able Futures are working with Solihull Council HR to provide this service which enables employees and their families to quickly access a wide range of support from qualified health care professionals.

If you have an employee on your team (or if yourself or a family member are experiencing difficulties), you can encourage the individual to contact the free telephone helpline or online portal and you typically get a call back within one working day. The support provided is designed around the employee, their needs and daily routine and can involve a support programme of up to 9 months. To qualify for the service employees, will need to be working full or part time and have mental health difficulties that impact upon their work (there does not have to be a diagnosed condition).  The service will provide support to assist in reducing absence and help employees to remain in work.

The service complements the Occupational Health and Employee Assistance Programs available and more information can be found on the HR Extranet wellbeing page or you can visit

Please see PDF document for display in the school staff room below.

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Please see the information attached below about how your pupils can get involved in a winter school games competition in order to make a pathway for pupils in to skating/ice sports.