Children, young people, foster carers, kinship carers, families, volunteers, and health professionals joined together in Edinburgh today (Friday 9 September) to hear more about the health and wellbeing of children and young people, and their right to the best possible health, at the My Health, My Rights Children’s Health Scotland Conference.
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Do you know someone special who deserves a very exclusive teddy award? The Scottish Children’s Health Awards exist to celebrate courageous children and young people, and those who are making a difference to their health and wellbeing. Nominations are now open, and you have until 5.00pm on Friday 15 July 2022 to nominate someone special.
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.
More than 90,000 primary school pupils will be entitled to new free school meal support in term time.
May is National Walking Month and Living Streets, the charity behind this campaign, is encouraging everyone to #WalkThisMay! At Children’s Health Scotland we know that walking is good for us for so many reasons. It can help us stay physically fit, help prevent illnesses, and the fresh air and time in nature is a great […]
Today we’re delighted to unveil NHS Fife Development Worker Tara Irvin as a winner of a Scottish Children’s Health Award. Tara has won the Healthcare Rights Award and her story is captured below by journalist and TV presenter Catriona Shearer.
Next week we will be celebrating the first ever Scottish Children’s Health Week – a whole week dedicated to focusing on the health and wellbeing of children and young people and their right to the best possible health.
Working with the Trussell Trust and with grant aid from the Scottish Government’s Community Wellbeing Fund, leading children’s health charity Children’s Health Scotland is in the process of distributing over 400 My Health | Play and Information Packs to support vulnerable families in the community.
A Scottish Parliament Committee has warned that more needs to be done to ensure that children and young people who need help with their mental health can access support at the earliest opportunity.
A new Children’s Health Challenge which encourages P5-P7 children to learn more about their health and wellbeing and their healthcare rights is set to be piloted by 42 schools and clubs in Scotland from 1st June 2020.