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.
Edinburgh health play specialist Audrey wins a national Scottish Children’s Health Award
Today we are pleased to announce that Audrey Mackay, a health play specialist who works at the Borthwick Ward at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh as the winner of the Health-related Play Award. Audrey’s story is captured below by journalist and TV Presenter Catriona Shearer.
Are you ready to celebrate a Summer of Play? #SummerOfPlay
Yay, it’s Playday 2021 (4 August 2021). Coordinated in Scotland by our friends at Play Scotland, this year the theme is #SummerOfPlay with a strong focus on mental and physical wellbeing, the challenges that children and young people have faced over lockdowns, and how play can help face these stresses.
It’s perfect weather to get on your bike and celebrate the great outdoors
Cycling is the perfect way to enjoy the fresh air and discover the great outdoors and this week is Bike Week(30 May to 5 June 2021), delivered by Cycling UK and World Bicycle Day (3 June 2021). Both are encouraging people across the UK to enjoy the simple pleasure of riding a bike and the […]
Primary School Children Virtually Learn about Health-related Play
This week we hosted a virtual Health-related Play Box Workshop with children from the Primary 1b class at Battlefield Primary School in Glasgow. The workshop was packed full of fun, health-related, and educational play activities and, despite the barriers caused by lockdown restrictions, demonstrated how much children are adaptable and enjoy learning through play.
We’re proud to support National Children’s Day 2021
Sunday 16 May 2021 is National Children’s Day UK (NCDUK) – a day which is all about the importance of a healthy childhood and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children and young people to ensure that they can become happy, caring and connected adults.
Annual Review and Impact Report 2020
Our Annual Review and Impact Report for 2019/20, which gives a snapshot of our work over the past twelve months, has been published.
Clowndoctors and Elderflowers win Health-Related Play Award
They say laughter is the best medicine and Hearts and Minds’ Clowndoctors and Elderflowers are dispensing it generously. These professional creative artists are helping bring joy and laughter to children in hospital, hospice care and Special Educational Need Schools – and to adults living with dementia in residential care across Scotland. They are worthy winners […]
My Health – Play and Information Packs sent to vulnerable families in Scotland
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.
BOOK NOW | Children’s Health Scotland Conference 2020 | Feeling Good
Do you work in the children’s health and wellbeing sector? Then put the date in your diary and BOOK NOW to catch the Early Bird price of £63pp for the forthcoming Children’s Health Scotland Conference 2020 | Feeling Good.