PINS Event - Health and Wellbeing
Putting health and wellbeing at the heart of the educational experience of all children and young people
PINS event held on Tuesday 12th November 2019, Glasgow
We know that health outcomes for many children and young people are poor. When it comes to the role of education, every learning setting, working with partners, should take a holistic approach to promoting (and learning about) health and wellbeing, one that takes account of the stage of growth, development and maturity of each individual, and the social and community context.
So, how are we doing?
The seminar will took a broad look across the dimensions of health and wellbeing curriculum to explore the progress made and how far there is to go to meet the needs of all learners and create learning environments where all children and young people flourish.
- What can we learn about children and young people’s health and wellbeing needs and concerns from contact with ChildLine? Heather Donald, NSPCC, ChildLine Scotland
- Drugs education in Scotland: What do children and young people want and need? Emma Crawshaw, Crew 2000
- How does diet impact the lives and education of children and young people? Suzanne Fletcher, Nutrition Scotland
- What do we know about children and young people’s engagement in physical activity and how can we increase it?Dr Paul McCrorie, University of Glasgow
- What do children and young people want and need from their Relationship, Sexual Health and Parenthood education? Joanne Barrie, NHS Forth Valley
- Tracking and embedding wellbeing in our school: Girvan Academy. Alan Muir and Alex Scott, Girvan Academy
- Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of education staff: Nicki Lawrence and Maureen McAteer, Barnardos
The PowerPoint presentations have many links to other material, but here are just a few highlights when it comes to useful publications and resources
- Curriculum for Excellence Health and Wellbeing Experiences and Outcomes https://education.gov.scot/Documents/health-and-wellbeing-eo.pdf
- Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of education staff through professional supervision structures Trauma Informed Schools – Discussion paper #1 https://b.barnardos.org.uk/supporting-mental-health-wellbeing-education-staff-through-professional-supervision-structures.pdf
- An alcohol free childhood: work undertaken by Children’s Parliament and Alcohol Focus Scotland https://www.childrensparliament.org.uk/our-work/alcohol-free-childhood-consultation/
- NHS Health Scotland Food Poverty http://www.healthscotland.scot/health-inequalities/fundamental-causes/poverty/food-poverty
- Relationships, Sexual health and Parenthood education national teaching and learning resource https://rshp.scot/
- Rights, Respect and Recovery: Scotland’s strategy to improve health by preventing and reducing alcohol and drug use, harm and related deaths https://www.gov.scot/publications/rights-respect-recovery/
- What works in drug education and prevention https://www.gov.scot/publications/works-drug-education-prevention/
- Food a Fact of Life: Free resources for teaching young people aged 3-16 years about where food comes from, cooking and healthy eating https://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/
Cartoonist Terry Anderson worked throughout the event to capture key messages. Here are the images produced. For more of his work visit terrytoon.com