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Wild Bank Community School, Stalybridge, has been recognised with an award for its work supporting pupils’ mental health.
Their pupil council presented the AcSEED award to parents, governors and pupils at a special assembly. 
The school were able to access the accreditation following support from the Population Health Team at Tameside Council.
Wild Bank is the first primary school in the borough to receive the accreditation, which is for schools that have made a substantial effort to support the mental health and wellbeing of their pupils.
They received the award following a visit from the AcSEED team who came to see what the classroom support was like for pupils.
Tameside Council provided the funding which allowed Ali Sparkes, Education and Development Services Manager at Tameside, Oldham & Glossop Mind to work directly with the school on a consultancy basis, offering support and guidance during the accreditation process. 
This included supporting Wild Bank with an assessment of their wellbeing provision across all areas of the school and identifying areas that needed extra support.
To meet criteria for the award, she provided staff and parent wellbeing training, mindfulness workshops and also worked with the Pupil Council to encourage children to spread the wellbeing message around the school.
There’s a lot of work going on in Tameside around developing a whole school approach to wellbeing, with workshops being held throughout November.
Teachers at Wild Bank start each school day with an emotion register, so staff can have offer support if there are any pupils who are feeling sad or angry.  Staff help pupils to understand their feelings and emotions in a way that enables them to support each other.
The school now has ‘nurture nooks’ where children can go if they need someone to talk to or have a time for reflection.  There are two nurture rooms for the children to work collaboratively in a safe base.
Last year, the school held a wellbeing events where pupils could partake in a variety of activities which would help them think about their emotional wellbeing. These included mindful colouring, creating worry dolls, taking part in various sports, gardening, yoga as well as other activities.
Wild Bank has adopted a whole school approach to wellbeing, which ensures the school works in partnership with parents and carers and other agencies, while also looking after the mental health of staff as well as pupils.
Pastoral support is also available, offering support, information and guidance for both pupils and their families.
Jenny Callaghan, Head teacher of Wild Bank Community School, said: “We are delighted that we are first primary school in Tameside to receive the AcSEED award. It’s an incredible achievement for the school and recognises that the wellbeing of our pupils is important.
“We have strong and supportive relationships that support emotional wellbeing and we provide a safe and inclusive environment for our pupils to engage in learning. We want to enable our children to succeed academically and emotionally for the challenges they face not only in the classroom, but in the future.”
Cllr Brenda Warrington, Executive Leader of Tameside Council, said: “It’s great to see Wild Bank Community School achieve the AcSEED award and offer such a great environment for pupils and staff.
“We’re focused on supporting young people with their mental health by making wellbeing support available in a school setting.  There are a number of other primary and high schools which are currently working towards this accreditation.”
For more information about this the AcSEED award or the workshops please contact Ali Sparkes at Tameside, Glossop & Oldham Mind: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

STALYBRIDGE residents flocked to a community consultation event to have their say on the town’s exciting future.

Calling all Stalybridge residents – your help is needed to create an exciting future for your town.

A GP Practice has become the first in Tameside to sign the Armed Forces Covenant pledging to support ex-service personnel.

TAMESIDE Council has congratulated Hyde’s The Grafton Centre on being honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

Longendale High School has been given the AcSEED award for adopting best practices when supporting the emotional wellbeing and mental health of young people.

FUNDING has been approved to support a vibrant community-led centre in Ashton which will provide local people with a wealth of health and social opportunities.

THE PROPERTY and construction sectors came together in Stalybridge to meet the GM Mayor’s Town Centre Challenge.

PEOPLE are being urged to comply with the safety cordon while the demolition of Ray Mill in Stalybridge takes place.

Ashton-under-Lyne RFC has become the first sports club in Tameside to become smokefree for all children and young people’s matches and tournaments.

Curzon faced a big test when 2nd placed Bradford Park Avenue were the visitors to the Tameside Stadium and to make it more challenging for the manager John Flanagan he was without four regular players in Joe Guest, Adam Morgan, Danny Shaw & Cameron McJannett. Replacing those players were 5 inexperienced youth team players who occupied their places on the bench. 

After a run of bad results Dukinfield Cricket Club recorded a second victory over Denton West CC this season with an emphatic victory at Windsor Park.

The Tigers came away with a point in a hard fought game at Brighouse's St.Giles Road.

Two old faces returned to the Tameside stadium for this fixture, Sam Walker returned to Curzon on loan from Stockport County and Nick Haughton who left Curzon to join Fleetwood returned with the visitors Chorley on a season long loan.


The Bloods chalked up a 7- 0 victory at Radcliffe in the Evostick North Division One in their Saturday before Christmas fixture.

Mossley were narrowly defeated in the Boxing Day clash with Glossop North End at their Surrey Street ground.

Jamie Stott one of two new recent signings after Curzon's home game against Southport
It was a quiet start from both sides during the early part of the game with both sides just trying to get a foothold. On the 9th minute Curzon did just that when after a hopeful ball from James Baillie  into the Southport’s box Striker Ben Wharton stuck his foot out, bringing the ball down then cleverly turning his marker before slotting past keeper Mark Halstead.
The lead lasted all of nine minutes when the returning Jamie Stott to Curzon gave a silly ball away to Southport’s Jordan Hallam, Hallam quickly made his way into the Curzon box before Chris Rowney rashly took him out with a flying tackle giving referee Paul Brown no choice but to award the penalty.  Captain Steven Schumacher took the responsibility of the spot kick and hit it straight down the middle to draw Southport level.
With only twenty four minutes on the clock Southport after being a goal down took the lead in this game, again it came from another mistake and Rowney again was the culprit for not dealing with the ball properly, allowing Jordan Hallam to nick the ball go past the out coming keeper Cameron Mason to slot home from a very tight angle.
Curzon although throwing away the lead did have two penalty claims themselves as both Niall Cummins and Wharton were upended inside the Southport box and on both occasions referee Brown waving away the claims. 
An excellent save from Halstead in added time denied Curzon, a deep cross from Stott found Cummins at the far post who volleyed the ball straight back and somehow Halstead managed to block the shot and steer the ball over the crossbar for a Curzon corner.
GOAL: If Cummins was denied at the far post he wasn’t going to be denied at the near post, from the corner which was played short between Stott  and Baillie with the latter delivering the ball to the near post for Cummins to meet and head home with 45+4 showing on the clock.
In the second half it was Curzon who threaten first on 48 minutes when Joe Guest was released down the left, his cross was only headed away to the edge of the box to Rowney but his half effort was blocked and cleared.
Baillie was the next to deliver a cross but this time from the right on 52 minutes, just dropping the wrong side of the crossbar and hitting the net stanchion.
Apart from a run by Southport Hallam on 58 minutes which saw him run across the front of the box before being halted it was all Curzon creating the chances, with Cummins involved in most of the action, after holding the ball up well on the edge of the box and playing in Guest who hit his effort high he hit a great shot which just went wide of Halstead goal.
Both sides made changes in hope to change their fortunes and on 78 minutes Stott had a great chance to make amends for his mistake in the 1st half as he rose to meet a corner from the right but his timing was well out as he missed the header completely even though he was unmarked.
With three minutes remaining Cummins again fails to hit the target as he shoots from the edge of the box, Curzon just cannot make their second half dominance pay.
Southport who rarely got into the Curzon final third had a chance on the 88th minutes but Bradley Jackson angled shot was well saved by Cameron Mason. 
The second half not as exciting as the first half when it came to goals, Curzon as the home team did pushing everything forward to grab a winner but lacked composure and quality in the final third, as for Southport they battled hard and will be pleased with the point away from home. The 2 - 2 scoreline was probably a fair result.

Another gutsy away performance saw Curzon come home with a creditable and well deserved point at high flying Brackley, as they proved once again that they can live with the best teams in the league.


A Mossley carnival arts organisation has risen like a phoenix from the ashes after a catastrophic mill fire destroyed 15 years’ worth of work.

COUNCIL and police officers teamed together to collect food for those in need.

YOUNGSTERS collected litter as a community came together to tidy and brighten up their neighbourhood.

A SALON is urging Tameside residents to follow its style in helping people with cancer.


THE Civic Mayor of Tameside, Cllr Joyce Bowerman, is lending her wholehearted support to a drive to recruit more Marie Curie supporters in Tameside.
Marie Curie provides home care for people with any terminal illness as well as emotional support for their loved ones. Their aim is to help families get the most from the time they have left.
Cllr Bowerman explained: “I have personal experience of the wonderful work the Marie Curie nurses do. They cared for my father when he was dying from lung cancer and that’s why I have made them part of my charity appeal fund.
“It’s a very sad fact that someone in the UK dies every five minutes without getting all the care they could have. That’s why I want more fund-raisers in Tameside. Marie Curie believe everyone should be able to get the care they need at the end of their life.”
Marie Curie nurses work night and day and there is also a confidential helpline for anyone who has questions about any aspect of terminal illness, needs support, or just wants to talk. An online information hub has leaflets to download, films and other links.
The support groups are made up of ordinary people of all ages who are passionate about the charity and want to help it. They tend to meet on a monthly basis and organise collections and fund-raising events such as tea parties and quiz nights.
Tameside has two very successful groups – Hyde and Denton, and Ashton – but a combination of age, failing health and other commitments means that new members are needed if they are to continue their good work.
The Mayor added: “These amazing people have done, and continue to do, a really fantastic job. However, they aren’t as young as they used to be and can no longer commit themselves in the same way.
“They badly need new blood and I’m appealing to the people of Tameside to join them so that they can continue their fabulous and much-needed work.”
If you have the time and would like to join a Marie Curie support group, visit

Body Mind Therapy Centre are having an open day for Maggie's Centres on Thursday, 3rd August 2017. You can have 15, 30, 45 or 60 MIN MASSAGE in exchange for what you can afford donations. Their will also be a raffle draw with some amazing prizes


Tameside Sea Cadets are amongst the first in the UK to be presented with the National Citizenship Award.

THE countdown to the Olympics has inspired a lot of action to support local good causes including the new Macmillan Tameside Unit.
Tameside Council staff and members were among many organisations, business and groups to join Active Tameside’s Road to Rio challenge.
For two weeks from 22 July to 5 August teams and individuals have clocked up the miles from running, swimming, walking or cycling to collectively reach the 5818 miles to Rio.
The challenge has gone so well that Active Tameside reached the target within the first week and are currently clocking up the miles to head home again.
An exercise bike was installed in Dukinfield Town Hall on Tuesday 2 August and staff and councillors took turns in their breaks to clock up 100 miles towards the grand total, while also collecting donations towards the fundraising.
Tameside Council Leader Cllr Kieran Quinn said: “We really enjoyed taking part in the challenge, which - as well as supporting local good causes - also helped to raise the profile of the benefits of making time in your day to be active. I think everyone returned to their desks feeling more alert and energised after their stints on the bike!”
Money raised will be going to The Believe and Achieve Trust, Tameside 4 Good and Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind as well as Macmillan’s Tameside Unit.
You can donate in centre, at the Road to Rio Just Giving page or by texting ROAD02 followed by the amount you want to donate (e.g. £2) to 70070.

WILLOW Wood Hopice is already close to the hearts of the Tameside community. But now it has also won the royal seal of approval after being recognised with a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

The accolade is the equivalent in status for voluntary groups as an MBE is for individuals and is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK .
It is fantastic recognition for the 500 plus volunteers who devote themselves to providing care for patients and their families and generating the £2.3m that is required each year to keep the hospice operational.
In recognition of the award and their continued efforts, a number of volunteers were invited by Tameside Mayor Cllr Philip Fitzpatrick to the Mayor's Parlour in Dukinfield Town Hall on Tuesday 21 June. The Council is also highlighting all the local Queen's Award winners as part of its ongoing Proud Tameside campaign, which aims to put the spotlight on people, services and places which help to improve the lives of local people.
Hospice Chairman Pat McCloskey said “Everyone at the Hospice is absolutely delighted to hear the news that our volunteers have been recognised in this way - it is a huge honour that reflects the significant contribution made by all of our volunteers.
“Our volunteers are a vital and essential link in the chain of care we provide at Willow Wood and without their unwavering support we simply would not be able to care for the thousands of local patients and their families who need our support.
“The generosity and commitment of our volunteers continues to astound me and they are truly remarkable people.”
Chief Executive, Karen Houlston said: “We are extremely proud of this recognition and enormously proud of our volunteers and we are delighted that they have been honoured with this award.
“Since we first opened our doors in1999 so many people have given their time to enable us to provide our vital services within the local community and our volunteers have been at the very heart of Willow Wood. This award is for those volunteers who are no longer with us as well as our current volunteers.”
Willow Wood has achieved many milestones since it opened 17 years ago and has played an active role at the forefront of many new and exciting developments in palliative (Hospice) care.
In the last 12 months the hospice has launched a dedicated Dementia service to those with palliative care needs and will be implementing a new end of life service for those with Diabetes in the near future. These new services, along with the Hydrotherapy / physiotherapy service, the Lymphodema clinic and dedicated Blood transfusion clinic all complement the traditional Day Hospice care and the Inpatients Unit.
The Out Patients clinic, for those living with cancer and non cancer diagnoses, including neurological conditions such as heart and lung failure, kidney disease, multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease, saw in excess of 230 patients alone in the last year.

John Roff is flying high in his job thanks to support from Tameside Council’s Routes to Work service.

Some forms of workplace misconduct may appear so serious as to obviously justify dismissal as a matter of common sense. However, as an instructive decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) showed, the need for even-handed fairness and consistency is a constant in every employment case, no matter how grave (Doy v Clays Limited).

Businesses in Tameside are invited to a series of fully funded workshops designed to set them on the road to success.

A Denton mum of two has learnt all the skills she needs to start her own venture, after attending a business skills course for parents.

CONGRATULATIONS to Tameside Council worker Alex Milhench who was recognised in the new Greater Manchester Health and Care Champions Awards.

Here at Your tameside we Congratulate everyone at Stalybridge based Elite Care Services as they have just been
awarded a 'Top 20 Recommended Home Care Provider (North West England) 2018'.

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, Tameside Council fully funded the Key103 bus’s visit to Mossley Hollins High School.

Tameside Hack is one of the most exciting youth projects of the calendar, giving young people the chance to boost their CVs and develop practical experience of the digital industry.


Tameside Council has confirmed the appointment of Brenda Warrington as the local authority’s first ever female leader.


From 6 April 2017, the government will start to restrict basic rate, income tax relief for landlords' finance costs on residential properties.

Offers for Home Movers This Spring as Pearson Expand their Ashton Team

Property for Profit, a Pension or a Headache?

THERE can surely be few more traumatic experiences in life than to risk losing your home.
To make sure the situation occurs as little as possible in the borough’s social housing, Tameside Council has organised the Tameside Pre-eviction Protocol through its homelessness prevention strategy. The aim is to identify problems as quickly as possible so there is plenty of time to offer help and prevent eviction.
The protocol was launched at the offices of Tameside Housing Advice (THA) on Friday, September 2. The event was attended by Cllr Ged Cooney, Tameside Council’s executive member with responsibility for housing; and representatives of nine housing associations including New Charter, Ashton Pioneer Homes, Peak Valley and Regenda.
Cllr Cooney said: “Through the protocol we want to make sure people have support when they need it. Usually, problems are caused by rent arrears. Over the last year, by taking early action, our debt advice team has been able to help three quarters of residents facing these issues to stay in their own homes.
“Tameside Council recognises that housing providers can’t allow rent arrears to spiral out of control, which is why our dealings with them are built on strong two-way communication.
“The pre-eviction protocol is a great example of partnership working. We have almost 20 organisations sharing information and working closely to do all they can to make sure people don’t get evicted.”
As well as debt problems, the protocol looks at matters such as anti-social behaviour. Initial referrals are made to Tameside Housing Advice, which makes a full assessment of the case before deciding on the appropriate course of action.
THA now shares the same building on Old Street, Ashton, with Tameside Debt Advice (TDA). This has vastly improved the working relationship and allows TDA to be brought in as soon as may be necessary.
Housing providers are kept fully informed throughout the process.

Householders  are being urged to check if they qualify for the latest offer to save money on their energy bills.

House prices in Greater Manchester are up to nine times higher than the average salary according to Official data released by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

One in ten private landlords has no formal tenancy agreement in place with their tenants, new research shows.

Landlords, estate agents and solicitors were in a last-minute rush to complete property deals ahead of a stamp duty rise that takes effect to today.

New research has revealed that a majority of property buyers are willing to pay more for an eco-friendly home.