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About these resources

Health, safety and well-being isn't just about preventing slips, trips and falls. It also emphasises supporting personal well-being and maximising physical and mental health. A healthy working environment is based on taking personal responsibility for your own and others' well-being. It means taking practical steps, such as regular breaks, or ensuring effective communication between employees and employers to reduce the likelihood of work-related stress.

These new teaching and learning resources for Health, safety and well-being focus on the skills, attitudes and behaviours that demonstrate an individual's recognition of personal responsibility, such as taking appropriate precautions and managing personal well-being.

The resources have been created with teachers and, crucially, with their learners. They worked collaboratively in national trials and pilots. They identified new ways of planning and managing learning, taking account of learners' experiences, interests and the wide range of environments in which learning can take place. Learners were encouraged to 'take the driving seat', to think about how they learn most effectively and to take more control of their learning plans. A wide range of employers have also been involved in the development of the resources to ensure that they foster the skills and attitudes people need to succeed in employment.

Find out more in the Health, safety and well-being booklet.