PSHE (Personal, social and health education) aims to give learners the knowledge, skills and understanding to lead confident, healthy and independent lives.
Learners are encouraged to develop skills such as resilience, self-esteem, risk management, team working in the context of health and wellbeing and living in the wider world.
Learners are supported in how to discuss a range of topics that include British Values, equality and diversity, freedom of choice, a wide range of different cultures and beliefs, relationships, emotions, personal safety, online safety, sexual and mental health issues. This can lead to signposting to professionals who can offer advice and support. They explore and learn about respect for different faiths and religions. This can lead to a better understanding and tolerance of people from all walks of life.
The skills learners gain during these sessions support employability links by giving learners a coping mechanism to confidently and independently deal with issues. Learners are encouraged to build and maintain healthy working relationships with their colleagues and friends.