Health

Stay Safe with Thomas – LIVE Read with Inspector Becky Warren from the British Transport Police

Stay Safe with Thomas – LIVE Read with Inspector Becky Warren from the British Transport Police

This broadcast featured Inspector Becky Warren from the British Transport Police, who held a live read of the new Thomas the Tank Engine book, Stay Safe with Thomas.

Network Rail has teamed up with the world’s most famous blue engine and pre-school favourite to help young children learn how to be safe when using the railway.

In the Stay Safe with Thomas story book, the mischievous Thomas has fun on the railway over being safe, putting himself and his friends in harm’s way.

He learns valuable lessons on the dangers of not stopping at a level crossing when the red light shows, leaving gates open to allow animals on to the tracks and standing too close to the edge of a platform.

Network Rail and British Transport Police (BTP) hope the story book will encourage parents to discuss rail safety with their young children in the same manner they teach them about other dangers they may encounter when out and about.

It is the first time Network Rail has partnered with children’s entertainment company Mattel and the first time Mattel has published a Thomas the Tank Engine TM book with a rail safety theme.

This broadcast is suitable for Key Stage 1.

Please visit the below website to download your Stay Safe with Thomas e-book;

Stay Safe with Thomas

The chat facility is always open, please use this to ask any questions you have by using the chat facility next to the video player.

Childhood Flu Immunisation

Childhood Flu Immunisation

Flu is a disease that spreads very rapidly, potentially causing widespread illness, especially in those who are already vulnerable because of their age or medical condition. So if children are vaccinated against flu they will not only benefit directly by being protected themselves, they will also reduce the spread of flu and help protect the whole population. In particular, they will help to protect those children and adults who cannot or do not have the vaccine. This includes children under the age of two and children with illnesses like severe asthma who can become very unwell but who cannot have the vaccine because it is not suitable.

Please visit the below website for further resources;

http://www.blackburnwithdarwenccg.nhs.uk/health/child-health/childhood-flu-vaccination/

Please leave any questions you have about Childhood Flu Immunisation by using the chat facility next to the video player.

This broadcast is 12 minutes long.

Learn Live Men’s Mental Health Awareness

Learn Live Men’s Mental Health Awareness

This broadcast focused on the important topic of men’s/boy’s mental health, highlighting relevant statistics, discussing reasons why men may struggle to talk about their mental health and emphasising the importance of them seeking help when they are struggling.

·         1 in 6 men are found to suffer from a diagnosable mental health problem

·         Suicide is the largest cause of death for men under the age of 45

·         Men make up approximately 75% of all suicides

·         Men are less likely to access psychological therapies for their mental health problems.

·         Men are three times more likely to become alcohol dependent and use illegal drugs

 

Please visit Charlotte’s website for further resources;

https://www.charlottelowepsychologicalservices.co.uk/resources.php

The live interview will be interactive so please leave a question now or on the day of the broadcast, on any questions you have about Men’s Mental Heath or Mental Health in general, for Charlotte by using the chat facility next to the video player.

Asthma Live with NHS East Lancs CCG

A live interactive broadcast with NHS East Lancs CCG on understanding asthma and how to help people with asthma attacks presented by  Georgina Foulds, a respiratory nurse and Jo Thornton a Specialist Paediatric respiratory physiotherapist at the NHS East Lancs Hospital Trust

This broadcast is suitable for students aged 7-18.

Asthma Live with NHS East Lancs CCG

A live interactive broadcast with NHS East Lancs CCG on understanding asthma and how to help people with asthma attacks presented by Dr Hickman, GP at Bradford District CCG followed by a live Q&A with Georgina Foulds, a respiratory nurse and Jo Thornton a Specialist Paediatric respiratory physiotherapist at the NHS East Lancs Hospital Trust

This broadcast is suitable for students aged 7-16.

Learn Live with Health Education England – Importance of exercise

A recording of a live interactive broadcast with Dr. Amer Sheikh from NHS NW Surrey CCG about the importance of exercise joined by Louise Bluck, Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust and Melissa Gullett, Physiotherapist, East Surrey Hospital.

During the live broadcast  you heard about The Daily Mile and the Surrey Games.

The aim of The Daily Mile is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances.

It is a profoundly simple but effective concept, which any primary or nursery school can implement completely free of charge and without the need for staff training. Its impact can be transformational – improving not only the children’s fitness, but also their concentration levels, mood, behaviour and general wellbeing.

The Daily Mile is a social activity, wherein the children run or jog – at their own pace – in the fresh air with friends. Children can occasionally walk to catch their breath, if necessary, but should aim to run or jog for the full 15 minutes.

Research has shown that The Daily Mile can even increase attainment in primary school, and parents have reported an increased interest in health and wellbeing from their children after they have started The Daily Mile.

We want every child to have the opportunity to do a Daily Mile at primary school, and are now working to build a Daily Mile community with schools, local councils, sports bodies and other supporters in the UK and beyond https://thedailymile.co.uk/

 

The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games is the largest multi-sport youth competition in the county. Spread over 23-24 June it brings together 7-16 year olds from Surrey’s 11 districts and boroughs (age 7-18 for disability sport boccia, if still in Key Stage 4 & full time education) who have had free training from their borough in their chosen sport.

In 2018 most of the action will be on ‘Super Sunday’, with borough and district squads battling it out at Surrey Sports Park. Girls’ cricket and football will take place on Saturday, as will badminton and senior squash which have a new home at Woking Leisure Centre (operated by Freedom Leisure in conjunction with Woking Borough Council).

For more information please visit their website at http://www.activesurrey.com/SYG

 

All children across England, who are in Reception and Year 6 have the opportunity to be weighed and measured as part of the National Child Measurement Programme. This information is used to measure how many children are a healthy weight and how many have excess (too much) weight.

We know that children who are a healthy weight are more likely to be healthy adults, while carrying too much can increase the risk of health and emotional problems, when you get older and sometimes straight away. These can be sore backs and knees, type 2 diabetes, asthma, some cancers and sometimes the upset of being bullied.

Too much sugar can lead to the build up of harmful fat on the inside, this fat around our vital organs can lead to serious disease and make us gain too much weight. Too much sugar also causes tooth decay.

For useful tips and apps on how to have a healthy lifestyle sign up to Change 4 Life and downloads the Sugar Smart app.

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/food-facts/sugar

In Surrey we want to help all children and their families to be healthy, so we provide a service called “Alive n Kicking” to help families achieve a healthy weight. For information and how to participate go to “Healthy Surrey website https://www.healthysurrey.org.uk/your-health/healthy-weight/childrens-healthy-weight

Understanding Asthma

A live interactive broadcast with NHS Bradford CCG on understanding asthma and how to help people with asthma attacks presented by Dr Hickman, GP at Bradford District CCG.

This broadcast is suitable for students aged 7-16.