Today (30 July 2021) is the UN International Day of Friendship, which highlights the importance of feeling connected to others, and that forming bonds with others can help us to overcome personal challenges. To raise awareness of this important day, Children’s Health Scotland’s Ambassador and children’s television presenter, Rory Crawford, joined us on social media […]
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A new fund has been launched by the Scottish Government to help families with the costs of visiting and providing essential care for their children in hospital. The Young Patients Family Fund will support the parents and siblings of young inpatients by covering expenses for travel, food and overnight accommodation where necessary.
It’s Health information Week – a weeklong event that promotes high-quality information for patients and the public. High quality health information can have a huge impact on the ability to stay healthy and manage illnesses effectively, giving a better quality of life.
Today the BBC is covering news of disabled people who have been forgotten during COVID. Disability news producer, Ruth Clegg, reports that thousands of deaf and disabled people across the UK have told the BBC of the devastating impact the pandemic has had on their lives. Most said their disability had worsened and more than […]
It’s heart-breaking to hear about two-year-old Harper-Lee Farnthorpe, who died after swallowing a button battery from a remote control. The little girl was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery after she started vomiting blood, but tragically died during the operation.
We are very proud to have been part of the team who developed the new online Professional Learning Resource for school staff on behalf of the Scottish Government. This resource reflects the Government’s commitment in their 2020 Programme for Government to develop and strengthen mental health resources available to schools.
We are thrilled that our SMS:CONNECT Service has received £56,000 funding from the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland Self-Management Fund .
Carers Week starts today (7-13 June 2021) with the aim of celebrating and recognising the vital contribution of the UK’s unpaid carers.
More than 90,000 primary school pupils will be entitled to new free school meal support in term time.
The newest edition of the CHS magazine is now available to view online. The magazine is packed full of great stories, such as Volunteers’ Week and Ewan and Lucy’s involvement with our charity.