Health and Wellbeing

 

THE NATIONAL PICTURE

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 www.dh.gov.uk/obesity

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.

 

Link

Tackling Childhood Obesity

Links

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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