Health and Wellbeing
We want all children and young people to be able to learn about health and wellbeing to ensure they acquire skills to live healthy, happy lives.
Health and wellbeing isn't a single subject or class, but is organised into six areas: mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing; planning for choices and changes; physical education, physical activity and sport; food and health; substance misuse; and relationships, sexual health and parenthood.
Health and wellbeing is also about ensuring that pupils are able to make the most of their educational opportunities regardless of their background or financial circumstances and through promotion of attendance at school.
We have provided a range of resources to ensure children feel happy, safe, included and respected in their learning environment.
CHS HWB Strategies - Click to download document
CHS Mental Health - Click to download document
HWB Assembly - Click to download document
Digital Support for Mental Health - Click to download document
Sexual Health Relationships and Parenting
Letter Parents BGE HWB - Click to download document
Recommended Books - Click to download document
Learning at Home - Click to download document
Who can get an EMA? (eligibility)
EMAs are available to eligible people aged 16 to 19 who have reached school leaving age.
To be eligible, you have to meet the following criteria:
You need to have what's known as 'ordinary residence' to be eligible for EMA.
Ordinary residence means you live in one place, but there is a complicated set of rules that decide whether you're ordinarily resident in Scotland, with different arrangements in place for different immigration statuses.
Contact your local authority or bursary office for more information on whether you're eligible.
Your household income will also determine if you're eligible for EMA. Household income is the income of your parent(s) or carer(s) who live with you.
To qualify, households with one dependent child must be earning £24,421 per year or less, and households with more than one dependent child must be earning £26,884 or less, before tax.
More information can be found here.