Kent School Health Team have asked that the following information be shared with all Parents & Carers.
They have analysed questionnaires from over 450 schools across Kent and have identified the following public health key themes that parents and carers would like support with and they have provided the following websites/information:
For parents; smoking, alcohol, diet
Better Health - NHS (www.nhs.uk) - Healthy changes start with little changes. Whether you want to lose weight, get active or quit smoking, Better Health is here with lots of free tools and support. You can also find simple ways to lift your mood with Every Mind Matters.
One You Kent | Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (kentcht.nhs.uk) - Whether you want to lose weight, get active, quit smoking, or just feel better about life One You Kent is here to support YOU.
Oral health promotion resources | Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (kentcht.nhs.uk) – Here you will find some oral health promotion resources that are useful for parents, adults with special needs and their carers, and professionals.
Dental services - NHS (www.nhs.uk) – Information about NHS dental services, how to find an NHS dentist and how much treatment costs.
Home - ERIC - Find out how you can keep your child's bowel and bladder working properly from birth. Clinically approved information and resources to help you and your child.
Immunisation Team | Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (kentcht.nhs.uk) - The NHS has a guide to help you understand the vaccines offered in the UK and when to have them. It also explains how they work and why they're safe and important.
Sleep hygiene in children and young people | Great Ormond Street Hospital (gosh.nhs.uk) – Here you will find an information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explaining about sleep hygiene. Having good sleep hygiene can help your child both to settle to sleep and to stay asleep.
Sleep problems in young children - NHS (www.nhs.uk) - Lots of young children find it difficult to settle down to sleep and will wake up during the night. For some people, this might not be a problem. But if you or your child are suffering from a lack of sleep, there are some simple techniques you can try.
If you need help or support from the Kent School Health Team their contact number is: 0300 123 5205