Health and Wellbeing



Childhood Obesity: The Government are making children the initial

focus of their newly launched 'Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives' strategy

published on 23 January 2008. Immediate plans include:

  • Identifying at-risk families as early as possible and promoting
  • breastfeeding;
  • Investing to ensure all schools are healthy schools;
  • Investing £75 million in an evidence-based marketing programme.

The strategy can be downloaded at

A Lancashire note: from the current consultation around agreeing

priorities for children in Lancashire for 2008/09, one of the emerging

priorities is around tackling obesity.



Tackling Childhood Obesity


Health and Wellbeing - Tips


The National Health Website


Parental Mental Health and Child Welfare Network


Post Natal Depression


Baby Safe Sleep Advice


NHS Direct


Baby's Wellbeing


Children's Safety and Wellbeing


Health Inequalities


Want to Give Up Smoking?  (you can sign up to Smoke Free Homes/Cars at Pear Tree Children's Centre)



Remember the little Organ Donor cards we used to be encouraged to sign and carry around? Well, the internet version is here now…you sign up online to join the NHS organ donor register.


Register here to become an organ donor 



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