tpm challenges sexual harassment culture

According to a study by Plan International UK, 66% of girls aged 14 to 21 have experienced unwanted sexual attention or harassment in public. Nine in ten girls who spoke to Ofsted during a recent review said that sexist name-calling and receiving unwanted explicit pictures or videos happened ‘a lot’ or ‘sometimes. tpm is committed […]

British Sign Language official recognition celebrated during Deaf Awareness Week

On 29th April, the British Sign Language (BSL) Bill was passed, recognising BSL as a language of Great Britain for the first time. This fundamental milestone was a significant cause for celebration during Deaf Awareness Week from 2nd to 9th May. The act means that Government must promote the use of British Sign Language. Furthermore, […]

Eating disorders: how to get help

February 26th – March 6th marked Eating Disorder Awareness Week in the UK. And as charities and organisations work to increase awareness and support for individuals suffering from eating disorders or disordered eating habits, experts are warning of a stark rise in the number of young people requiring treatment for eating disorders. According to data […]

Five ways to look after your mental health at Christmas

Andy Williams once famously sang that Christmas is The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Sadly, for some, this is not the case at all. A recent survey for the Skipton Building Society revealed that one in three Brits struggle with their mental health at Christmas. There are many reasons for this time of year […]

Lin Hankinson’s Christmas Update

Lin Hankinson

Earlier in the year, our friend Lin Hankinson of What If You Can shared some exclusive videos with the tpm community to help us all through the mental strains Covid, lockdown and restrictions brought. The videos proved to be incredibly popular. Therefore, we were delighted when Lin recorded a seasonal message for us. Christmas can […]

Helping to keep learners safe online

tpm online safety

The internet has become an incredibly helpful tool for everyone over the last eight months. Not only has it given us a way of keeping in touch with friends and loved ones, but it has allowed us to work from home. For example, we have been able to have virtual meetings rather than in person. […]

Fitness & Fun – Runners Specific

fitness and fun

Are you ready for another great workout with Helen from Fitness and Fun? Let’s shake off that midweek slump and get physical!   https://youtu.be/X_qFq8sCUXI

How to wash your hands properly

graphic showing how to wash your hands

If you wash your hands properly, this is one of the best ways of preventing the spread of the coronavirus. However, do you really know how to wash your hands properly? Here’s a rundown of all the steps you should take when washing your hands, as advised by the NHS: Wet your hands with water […]

Stand against cyberbullying

caroline flack

If you use social media, you won’t have escaped the deluge of posts about the tragic loss of TV presenter Caroline Flack. Her suicide led to an outpouring of grief and thousands of posts about the need to ‘be kind.’ Sadly, Caroline had been a target for the media and for cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is being […]

Poverty at Christmas focus for tpm learners and staff

piles of food items in back of a van donated by tpm learners and staff to tackle poverty

Throughout November staff and learners at tpm have been generously donating to the Reverse Advent Calendar. Instead of opening a calendar and receiving a treat, each day people donate a different item. We have been overwhelmed with the support this campaign has received. Visitors to reception can’t have failed to notice all the boxes under […]