Sleep Scotland’s free Sleep Support Line provides on-the-spot guidance to parents and guardians struggling with their children’s and teenagers’ sleep problems. This includes, but is not limited to, mainstream, or typically developing, children and teenagers, who previously could not access our services. The line gives all families across Scotland access to free support from Sleep Scotland’s experienced sleep counsellors, thanks to a grant from The Big Lottery Fund Scotland. Parents and carers will be able to seek tailored advice on sleep for their children, from sleepless toddlers to teenagers dealing with exam-stress and the distractions of social media.
Well done to Primary 1, Thornliebank Primary School on winning the 2018 East Renfrewshire Name the Teddy competition.
Winning name: Cotton Candy
This is a Scottish wide campaign to stop young people being given Tobacco. Most young people who smoke get their cigarettes from friends, family and other people they know which can then lead them into a life of addiction, ill health and money worries.
The Campaign is part of a wider effort for Scotland to become “tobacco free” by 2034.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are stressful events occurring in childhood including
- domestic violence
- parental abandonment through separation or divorce
- a parent with a mental health condition
- being the victim of abuse (physical, sexual and/or emotional)
- being the victim of neglect (physical and emotional)
- a member of the household being in prison
- growing up in a household in which there are adults experiencing alcohol and drug use problems.
More information at: http://www.healthscotland.scot/population-groups/children/adverse-childhood-experiences-aces/overview-of-aces#Animation
When I Worry About Things is a collection of animated films that use personal testimony to explore mental health issues from the perspective of children.
Alongside each, there is more information about the content of the film, and suggestions of how it could be used in the classroom.
These resources are suitable for use with pupils aged 8-13.
Weigh to Go is a FREE weight management programme for 12-18 year olds, who are overweight and want to lose or manage their weight.
It incorporates ongoing support from a Weigh to Go nurse and commercial weight management services; to promote healthy, sustainable and successful weight loss.
Still Game’s Isa and Tam in new health video tackling domestic abuse.