Health Education Partnership
We can provide support to individual schools, early years providers and settings working with children and young people to improve provision for health and well-being.
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We can provide borough wide strategic support for promoting healthy environments and healthy lifestyles and/or enhance your current provision to early years and educational settings.
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If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk. If you’re eligible, you’ll be sent a Healthy Start card with money on it that you can use in some UK shops. Money will be added to this card every 4 weeks.
You will also be entitled to FREE healthy start vitamins for yourself and children.
Who can apply?
In addition, you must be receiving any of the following:
You will also be eligible for Healthy Start if you’re under 18 and pregnant, even if you are not claiming any benefits.
How to Apply
You can apply online: Please visit here .
Your school has access to a School Nurse if there are any health concerns and health promotion advice. In addition, the Barnet School Nursing team will offer health assessments, healthy weight management and oral health promotion to all school aged children and their parents/carers.
Currently the healthy weight nursing team are available to attend your school to deliver PHSE classroom workshops and assemblies on maintaining healthy lifestyles, healthy eating on any topic the school needs support with, this can include healthy breakfast, sugar, packed lunches, food labelling, portion sizes, processed foods and ultra-high processed foods. They offer both Parent and teacher training on a range of topics designed to promote healthy happy children in Barnet. They can also help to support you achieving your healthy schools award too!
Please contact the team directly. Healthy Weight and NCMP Team Lead 07483068101 or Tina.Roberts@solutions4health.co.uk to discuss your school’s needs.
Loneliness can have a huge impact on our wellbeing, but there are lots of simple actions you can take to help lift yourself or others out of loneliness.
Following the success of last year’s national campaign, which saw some very positive steps towards people taking action to help feelings of loneliness, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport will soon be launching their new loneliness campaign activity as part of the Better Health - Every Mind Matters campaign.
The campaign primarily aims to reach 16-34 year olds by encouraging them to ‘Lift Someone Out of Loneliness’, knowing that this will likely help their own feelings of loneliness. This is based on recent research that shows that people in this demographic are at higher risk of feeling lonely compared to other age groups, but less likely to seek advice and support.
The Every Mind Matters loneliness webpage has advice for ways to help yourself or others who may be feeling lonely and suggested support routes.
The multi-channel, campaign will launch on 30th January and run until 13th March 2023.
The new and updated campaign toolkit for 2023, with updated key messaging, assets and draft social media copy is now available to download on the Campaign Resource Centre for you to use from 30th January.
They have also developed ‘Lift someone out of loneliness’ campaign posters which can also be downloaded on the Campaign Resource Centre.
If you require further information at this stage, please contact email@example.com.
If you’re feeling lonely search ‘Every Mind Matters; for support and advice or go to https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/lifes-challenges/loneliness/.
Calling all teachers! Brook and Lil-Lets invite you and your students to their Big Period Lesson Live at 10am on Wednesday 1 March 2023. This broadcast is free to access and aimed at everyone in year 6 and 7.
Led by expert Brook educators, this lesson will support your students to:
It would be useful if the young people viewing the broadcast have access to a smart phone or personal device. They will be asking some questions on mentimeter.com and we would like as many people to take part as possible.
The Central North West London (CNWL) Bi-Borough School Health Service delivers a universal service, including health promotion to all children and young people (CYP) in schools between the ages of five years old and eighteen years old. The service comprises of:
The team also includes number of specialist practitioners leading the following specific areas;
They work with the local schools and communities, the family and individual CYP to ensure CYP’s health needs are met. They offer health assessments to vulnerable children as well as advice and support for CYP and parents around health issues such as continence, behaviour, sleep and emotional health, healthy weight and lifestyle. The offer to schools also includes:
To make a referral or to find out who your school nurse is please click here
Otherwise please contact their duty line or generic email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Duty Phone: 020 3317 4460
School and Public Health Nurses Association (SAPHNA) has recently published a document about School Nurses role to find out more please click here
Just launched on the 1st February 2022, a new campaign from the Office of Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) to encourage parents to get their children vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).
The campaign aims to boost parents’ confidence that getting their children vaccinated is the right thing to do, by dialling up the risk of measles, mumps and rubella. The campaign’s call-to-action tells parents and carers whose children have missed one of their two MMR doses to contact their GPs and book their vaccine. As a secondary call-to-action, parents and carers who want more information about the vaccine programme are directed to the MMR vaccines page on the NHS website.
Partners in the NHS and local government are now welcome to support the campaign, using a suite of custom assets to help us communicate these important messages to our target audiences. Partners can also support the campaign through social media and other owned channels, and by generating local press and PR. To help partners activate the campaign, they have also produced a selection of social media images and suggested posts and a PR and communications toolkit.
Visit the Campaign Resource Centre to download the materials and find out more about how you can get involved.
How we can help residents manage their energy use, save money and get support
The Climate Change Team is working with the environmental charity Groundwork London to provide free phone consultations and home energy visits to support fuel poor residents to get on top of energy debt, switch provider, access grant and other support, and manage energy use in their home.
As part of the Council’s Homes4Health programme, they are organising a series of webinars to find out more about the fuel poverty service and how this can help RBKC residents.
The webinars are aimed at RBKC employees and anyone who works with young families, people who are on a low income, the elderly, and people with physical or mental illness or disability. They will be of particular interest to Housing officers, Adults and Social Care officers, frontline staff at the Council and at community organisations and voluntary sector across Kensington and Chelsea, community workers and social prescribing link workers.
How will the webinar help you in your work and the residents you work with?
The webinars will cover:
All sessions will cover the same content, so please find the one that best fits your schedule. You can join us on the following dates:
Book your place here:
If you cannot attend any of these sessions, we can attend your team meetings or we can organise bespoke sessions for you.
Attached is the Homes4Health leaflet for your information: Green Doctor Flyer Homes4Health telephone consultation
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