We operate a national Children’s Health and Wellbeing Service across Scotland.
Through the delivery of our Children’s Health and Wellbeing Service we can offer:
Expertise and information from a national and local perspective
- Direct support and guidance to families on health rights and supporting children and young people at times of illness.
- Direct support for Hard to Reach families and development of tailored resources.
- Development of information packs, resources and activities to inform and support children, young people and families on healthcare rights and wellbeing.
A national voice through Policy, Planning & Participation
- Participation on committees to represent children’s needs and the child health agenda.
- Participation in events and conferences to raise awareness among health professionals of the needs of families.
- Multi-agency collaborations and participation on strategic planning groups to ensure that policy, planning, service development and delivery meet the needs of children, young people and their families.
Improved life experiences through health and wellbeing support
- 1:1 sessions for children and young people in primary or secondary school settings. Sessions focus on managing anxieties around health issues, and practising skills and coping strategies to promote health and wellbeing.
- Support for families on a specific health need such as preparing for an upcoming hospital admission or procedure.
- Training sessions and presentations to Early Years and Additional Support Needs staff on Health-Related Play and Dental Health.
- Presentations to health professionals and students (e.g. nursing and social work undergraduates) on children and young people’s healthcare rights.
- Health-Related Play Workshops delivered in early years settings, primary schools and community groups.
Face-to-face support can be delivered by Health and Wellbeing Officers based in three geographical areas: Lothian, Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Tayside. Our Officers are available to help children and young people meet their healthcare needs in partnership with parents, carers and professionals. Please see the regional pages to find out more.
If you would like to find out more about our national services please call 0131 553 6553 or email firstname.lastname@example.org