New review shows Scots in poorest fifth of areas are being left behind, with infants and young to middle aged men most at risk. The Health Foundation has published an independent review of health inequalities in Scotland. The findings show that across a range of measures there is a wide gap between the health of […]
children's health and wellbeing
5 Tips for Young People on World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day takes place on 10 October each year and is an opportunity for us all to consider how we are feeling and how we can reach out to those around us who may be struggling. The theme this year is “Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority”, which emphasises […]
Cost-of-living crisis threatens to stunt children’s physical development, paediatricians warn
In an exclusive feature published by inews.co.uk, The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has urged the Government to bring support packages in line with the rising prices of energy, food, and housing to tackle the concerns around children’s health.
Scotland’s winter vaccination programme gets underway
The Scottish Government has announced that letters for those eligible for the COVID-19 booster are being sent out week beginning 15 August. People aged 65 and over as well as frontline health and social care staff will be first in line for a winter booster to protect the most vulnerable. Appointments are being made early […]
Routemap and National Principles of Holistic Whole Family Support
A Routemap and National Principles for delivering Holistic Whole Family Support have been published by the Scottish Government.
The Parent Club launches new ‘Child Online Safety’ Campaign
The Parent Club is the Scottish Government’s resource for parents and carers across Scotland. It helps parents and carers in raising their children and creates a community for members to support each other. Their new ‘Child Online Safety’ digital hub launched on 8 February to coincide with Safer Internet Day.
We are proud to support Children’s Mental Health Week
Children’s Health Scotland is proud to support Children’s Mental Health Week, which takes from 7 – 13 February 2022 and is organised by Place2Be.
Family Fund are seeking grant applications from families raising a child with a disability or illness in Scotland
Family Fund – a charity that provides grants to families raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person – is calling for more families in Scotland to apply for a grant before February 2022.
Walk your Dog Month: the benefits of dogs for children and young people
January is Walk your Dog Month. They say that a dog is for life, not just for Christmas, so to everyone who made a new furry edition to their family at the end of 2021, here are some great reasons why dogs are man’s best friend.
The festive Winter 2021 edition of our magazine is now available online
To read the Winter 2021 magazine, CLICK HERE. Our festive Winter 2021 magazine, which is packed full of great news and features, is now available to download or view online. In this edition we feature our Have a Phenomenal Christmas giving campaign which has been launched with the help of Bear and Snowman. All funds […]