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The Healthy Schools Team  

Leeds Healthy Schools is part of the Health & Wellbeing Service, Leeds Council Children’s Services directorate. We also provide additional support, resources and training which are available through

The Healthy Schools Team comprises of a specialist team of advisers, with a proven track record of high achievement and a wealth of experience over many years.

What we offer  

We support schools with:

Healthy Schools Status (through the completion of the School Health Check)

Healthy Schools Early Years Status  (through the completion of the Early years School Health Check)

Health Champion Status (through a targeted case study to improve health and wellbeing)

MindMate Friendly Status (through the completion of the SEMH strand on the School Health Check and a MindMate Friendly Assessment) Leeds schools only

MindMate Champion Status (through a targeted case study to improve mental health and wellbeing) For schools that have had an MindMate Friendly Assessment. Leeds schools only. 

PSHE, including Relationships, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Health Education (HE) and Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Education.

School Food, Nutrition and Cooking.

Citizenship and Sustainability.

Physical Activity.

Social, Emotional and Mental Health.

Teenage Pregnancy and Parenthood Prevention and Support.

Resilience programme.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC), including British Values and Character Education.

Pupil Voice and Participation.


What we offer

Training and support

Central and bespoke training

In school support/training

Direct delivery in school

Email and telephone support  



Audits and supporting programmes

SMSC Audits – Leeds school only

Asthma Friendly Schools Award

Healthy Schools Early Years programme

POST 16 SEMH programme


Teaching resources and policies


Online support through our websites:


External assessments of Healthy Schools available to all schools through a Service Level Agreement or an additional cost.


MindMate – available to Leeds schools only

MindMate Friendly Assessments

Support to achieve MindMate Champion Status 


Health Champion

Support to achieve Health Champion Status – Leeds only


Schools external to Leeds are able to purchase an external Service Level Agreement (SLA). A range of options are available which allows schools to tailor the SLA to suit their needs.


Meet the Healthy Schools Team  

Healthy Schools Consultants/Adviser 

Steven BodySteven Body
Gill MullensGill Mullens
Helen SmithiesHelen Lord

Supporting Adviser

Siobhan JenningsSiobhan Jennings