Healthier Minds, East Renfrewshire’s guide to promote the mental wellbeing of our children and young people.
Our aim is to help staff and parents find the information you need to develop children and young people’s talents and abilities in a way that will support them to meet life’s common challenges, develop their resilience, and have healthier minds as a result.
To explore the impact of poverty in local communities, Glasgow City HSCP South Health Improvement Team, Plantation Productions, The Gal Gael Trust and Oxfam Scotland worked in partnership with the young people at Create Crew to deliver a youth-led participatory action research project. The result of the project was a youth-led documentary film “Poverty: Our Hidden Shame?” which was short-listed at BAFTA for the AHRC Inspiration Award 2016.
To support the film a resource pack has since been developed by adapting sessions from the Health Issues in the Community training programme. The new resource encourages learners to explore further some of the issues raised in the film such as: what is poverty, who’s in poverty, beliefs about poverty, poverty and understanding inequality by using participative exercises, group discussions and digital approaches.
Download resource here.
Beat the Street is back in East Renfrewshire this time in Uplawmoor, Neilston, Giffnock, Clarkston and Eaglesham, which will also cover Rouken Glen and Whitelee Wind Farm.
Beat the Street is a fun, free initiative that will see East Renfrewshire transformed into a giant game! Sign up as a group, family or as part of your school to see how far you can walk, cycle and run in just 6 weeks. There are great challenges to enjoy and prizes up for grabs.
Play the game from 19 February – 1 April 2020.
Have a look at the website for more information:
There’s no manual for being a parent, but there is a club!
This site contains lots of tips and advice on how to get the information you need to give you back a little more time so you can enjoy it with the family.
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.