child mental health / emotional health and wellbeing / health promotion / school nurses / teachers

Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children

This study concluded that “The Pyramid project intervention improves the socio-emotional health of vulnerable children through promoting positive outcomes as well as reducing socio-emotional deficits. These findings further support the inclusion of a salutogenic approach in promoting children’s socio-emotional well-being.” Read more about the study here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.2044-8279.2012.02074.x/abstract Read more about Pyramid here: http://www.challengingbehavior.org/do/pyramid_model.htm Continue reading

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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

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Preparing residents for future practice: report of a curriculum for electronic patient–doctor communication

In 2011, researchers developed a “curriculum for patient–doctor secure messaging using a web-based patient portal within an internal medicine residency programme. (They) asked all residents to perform a self-assessment of skills, and report attitudes toward electronic communication at the beginning and end of the experience (9 months apart). A full abstract and a link to the … Continue reading

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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

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Flu vaccinations for school age children in England are cost effective, say experts

Originally posted on Immunisation Horizon Scanning:
Source: BMJ, 2013;347:f4749 Follow this link for abstract Date of publication: July 2013 Publication Type: News In a nutshell: School age children in the United Kingdom could be offered vaccination against influenza from as early as next year after the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation  (JCVI) advised that the programme be extended to…