child health / emotional health and wellbeing / health promotion / health visitors / midwives

Mother and baby yoga is good for you

An article from the journal Practising Midwife. Abstract as follows: “Mother and baby yoga is becoming more and more popular in the western world, as postpartum mothers discover the benefits of being able to ‘work out’, bond with their baby and relax, all in one session. Postnatal yoga can offer calm and a sense of … Continue reading

child health / health improvement / health promotion / school nurses / teachers

Factors facilitating and constraining the delivery of effective teacher training to promote health and well-being in schools

The objectoves of this study were: “To conduct a survey of initial teacher training providers in England and a systematic review of effectiveness to assess how health and well-being is covered on courses, and to identify barriers and facilitators to effective training.To conduct a survey of initial teacher training providers in England and a systematic … Continue reading

Briefing / child health / child mental health / emotional health and wellbeing / public health

Social and emotional wellbeing for children and young people

“This briefing summarises NICE’s recommendations for local authorities and partner organisations on social and emotional wellbeing for children and young people, specifically, vulnerable children aged under 5 years and all children in primary and secondary education. It is particularly relevant to health and wellbeing boards.” Read more at: http://publications.nice.org.uk/social-and-emotional-wellbeing-for-children-and-young-people-lgb12 Continue reading

child health / health visitors / Journal Article / parenting / school nurses

Irregular bed times curb young kids’ brain power

“And may have knock-on effects on health throughout life. [Time for bed: associations with cognitive performance in 7-year old children: a longitudinal population-based study Online First doi 10.1136/jech-2012-202024] Going to bed at different times every night throughout early childhood seems to curb children’s brain power, finds a large, long term study published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community … Continue reading

cancer / child health / counselling / Horizon Scannning / Journal Article

Benefits of a brief therapeutic conversation intervention for families of children and adolescents in active cancer treatment.

Originally posted on Child Health Horizon Scanning :
Source: Oncol Nurs Forum. 2013 Sep 1;40(5):E346-57 Follow this link for abstract Date of publication:  September, 2013 Publication type: Journal article In a nutshell: This quasi experimental study tests the effectiveness of a two-to-three session family therapeutic conversation intervention (FAM-TCI) for primary and partner caregivers of children and adolescents undergoing cancer…

child health / Community of Practice / health improvement / health visitors / obesity / public health / school nurses / schools / teachers

North West Obesity Programme

A North West Obesity Task Force has been established by regional Directors of Public Health to collaboratively identify, build evidence and advocate for implementation of population level interventions to reduce obesity. Read more at http://www.gmphnetwork.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/NW-Obesity-Programme.pdf Continue reading

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Change4Life encourages families to make a ‘Smart Restart’ to the new school year

A major new Change4Life campaign that aims to help families introduce healthy changes to their school-time routines is launched by Public Health England. The ‘Smart Restart’ campaign will encourage families to capitalise on the fresh start presented by the new school year as an opportunity to establish healthier habits – such as walking to school, … Continue reading