How Public Health support schools

Find out how Public Health support schools, and what they can help with.

Who Public Health support

Public Health work with Brighton and Hove state schools, free schools, and academies.

With the help of their partners in education, like the NHS, and voluntary and community groups they aim to improve the health and wellbeing of:

  • children and young people
  • parents
  • carers
  • school staff

Public Health use feedback from the school community and school health profiles, to set priorities around:

  • healthy diet and nutrition
  • physical activity
  • drug or alcohol misuse
  • smoking
  • sexual health
  • emotional health and wellbeing
  • infectious diseases
  • oral health
  • sun safety

The work Public Health do complements the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) programme of study for the city's schools. 

They also support early intervention which is available from Front Door for Families.

To request a full list of the help that’s available, or for any other information, please send an email to

You can also download the Public Health schools annual report 2018.

Safe and Well at School Survey

The Safe and Well School Survey (SAWSS) is an online questionnaire. The survey goes out to all schools, every other year, and children in years 4 to 13 fill them out.

It helps Public Health gather information about:

  • health and wellbeing issues
  • emotional wellbeing
  • diet and exercise
  • lifestyle issues like sex, relationships and bullying

You can see the latest SAWSS survey on BHConnected.

For information, advice and services about mental health and wellbeing for young people, parents and carers, visit findgetgive.