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Health Inequalities: Participative Research Project (Feb 2019-May 2020)

... Health Inequalities: Participative Research with Children and Young People (2019-2020) Children in Scotland was funded by the Wellcome Trust to carry out a participative research project with children and young people aged 10-18 living in...


Healthy grieving: solution-focused approaches to bereavement

... Healthy grieving: solution-focused approaches to bereavement When 28/10/2019 09:30 Where Glasgow Type Training Category About this event This training workshop will look at how to support children, young people and their...


25 Calls response: Transforming mental Health support for young people must be about their real needs, not just symptoms and diagnosis

... Transforming mental Health support for young people must be about their real needs, not just symptoms and diagnosis 18 Mar 2019 Responding to Call 3 of our 25 Calls campaign, which focuses on ensuring young people get access to mental Health...


25 Calls response: It's time for a new way to measure the Health of our planet and young people

... RIP GDP: It's time for a new way to measure the Health of planet and people 19 Dec 2018 As a way of judging economic ‘success’ in our age of climate change, Gross Domestic Product is completely outdated. Young people can take the lead in...


25 Calls response – The increasingly apparent gaps in mental Health support and provision for young people highlights the chasm in mental Health support for all

... Gaps in mental Health provision for children highlight the chasm in mental Health support for all 25 Apr 2019 Responding to Call 3 of our 25 Calls campaign, Michelle Lloyd, who has responsibility for Cyrenians’ Families and People...


New project empowers young researchers to tackle Health inequalities

... New project empowers young researchers to tackle Health inequalities 3 Jun 2019 Children in Scotland has been funded from the Wellcome Trust to carry out a peer research project documenting the relationship between place and Health...


Relationships, sexual Health and parenthood (RSHP) education in autism

... Relationships, sexual Health and parenthood (RSHP) education in autism When 25/11/2019 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event Relationships, sexual Health and parenthood (RSHP) education is a vital part...


Young people’s worsening mental Health and bullying in schools ‘direct consequence of UK’s inequality’, Children in Scotland conference to hear

... Young people’s worsening mental Health and bullying in schools ‘direct consequence of UK’s inequality’, Children in Scotland conference to hear 7 Nov 2018 Embargoed: 00:01 hours, Wednesday 7 November 2018 School bullying and mental...


Comment: We need to embed early interventions and mental Health support in all schools across Scotland

... Magazine / Comment: We need to support schools to become mentally Healthy places to be Posted 11 February, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Education Mental Health First launched in 2015, Children’s Mental Health Week shines a spotlight on...

Education Mental Health

Relationships, sexual Health and parenthood (RSHP) education in autism

... Relationships, sexual Health and parenthood (RSHP) education in autism When 24/10/2018 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event Relationships, sexual Health and parenthood (RSHP) is a vital part of any...


Calls for a holistic, preventative approach to tackling Health inequalities

... Calls for a holistic, preventative approach to tackling Health inequalities Children in Scotland has backed calls made by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee to take a more holistic approach in the Health prevention...

Children's rights Health Inequalities News Policy Scottish Parliament

Mental Health Strategy focus on early intervention welcome, but children’s voices must be at heart of implementation

...Mental Health Strategy focus on early intervention welcome, but children’s voices must be at heart of implementation Responding to today’s announcement of the Scottish Government’s new ten-year Mental Health Strategy, Children in Scotland’s...

Children Early years Families Health Mental Health Scottish Government Wellbeing

Child and adolescent mental Health in the digital age

... Child and adolescent mental Health in the digital age When 29/05/2018 09:30 Where Glasgow Type Training Category About this event Today’s children and young people are growing up online. The modern media landscape is...


Positive mental Health in children and young people

... Positive mental Health in children and young people When 04/03/2019 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category Please note this event is now fully booked, to join the waiting list please...


First Minister challenged by young people on mental Health support and Brexit aftermath

... First Minister challenged by young people on mental Health and aftermath of Brexit The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has been questioned by young people from across Scotland about her government’s commitments on access for young people...

Children Nicola Sturgeon Participation young people

Mental Health report finds provision is failing to meet the needs of children and young people

... Mental Health report finds provision failing to meet needs of children and young people A major report published today on the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) warns that the current system is still geared towards specialist...


25 Calls response: Here’s what’s missing from the debate about how to transform mental Health outcomes for children

... Here’s what’s missing from the debate about how to transform mental Health outcomes for children 3 Oct 2019 Robust data on the mental Health of young people with care experience could lead to action to radically improve their transition...


Call 3: All children and young people should have access to mental Health support when they need it, based on rights, trust, privacy – and without discrimination

... Call 3: All children and young people should have access to mental Health support when they need it, based on rights, trust, privacy – and without discrimination By Changing our World, Children in Scotland's young people's advisory group,...


News: Fresh warnings over child mental Health pandemic

... Magazine / News: Fresh warnings over child mental Health pandemic Posted 8 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond CAMHS Mental Health New figures published this week show the number of children and young people waiting for...

CAMHS Mental Health

Challenges of mental Health and lockdown explored in Perth Living Museums exhibition

... Challenges of mental Health and lockdown explored in new Perth Living Museums exhibition 6 September 2021 A new exhibition from young people involved in our Living Museums participation project has opened at Perth Museum. Members of the Perth...

accessibility heritage living museums lockdown Mental Health museums pandemic Participation

Scotland's public Health time bomb is ticking

... Scotland's public Health time bomb is ticking 16 Jul 2020 Guest comment: We face a welfare crisis unless parents receive more support before conception and over a child’s first 1000 days, argues Alan Sinclair  There’s a time bomb tucked...


'Get into Summer' to make young people's Health a priority

... ‘Get into Summer’ to make young people’s mental Health and wellbeing a priority 21 June 2021 Children in Scotland welcomes the Scottish Government’s £20million ’Get into Summer’ funding package aimed at creating opportunities for...


FREE EVENT Health inequalities: peer research into the role of communities

... Health inequalities: peer research into the role of communities (half-day) When 05/02/2020 10:30 Where Edinburgh Type Seminar Category Project background Since March 2019, Children in Scotland has been working with Dalmarnock...


News: Campaign makes tackling mental Health stigma an issue for everyone

... Magazine / News: Campaign makes tackling mental Health stigma an issue for everyone  Posted 20 October 2021, by Nina Joynson Health and wellbeing Mental Health See Me has launched a new campaign, See Us, to...

Health and wellbeing Mental Health

Live Music & Mental Health Workshop, Emerging Minds (2021)

... Live Music and Mental Health (2021 - ) In 2021, Children in Scotland led a unique, multi-partner research project that examined the impact of live music experiences on the mental Health and wellbeing of children and young people. The Special...


Relationships, sexual Health and parenthood (RSHP) education in autism

... Relationships, sexual Health and parenthood (RSHP) education in autism When 28/08/2020 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category Update As part of our organisational response to the COVID-19 virus, Children in Scotland...


Young people’s peer research into Health inequalities launched

... Young people’s peer research into Health inequalities launched 5 February 2020 Children in Scotland today launched a new peer research report into Health inequalities in communities, undertaken by young researchers from Dalmarnock Primary...

children and young people community deprivation Health Inequality research

Messages around Healthy eating “muddled”, says Scots Masterchef

...Messages around Healthy eating “muddled”, says Scots Masterchef The public Health messages around Healthy living are “muddled”, and learning to cook should be recognised as an important life lesson, award-winning chef Gary Maclean has...

Education Food Health Jackie Brock News

Inclusiveness for all: challenging gender stereotypes and building Healthy relationships in early primary settings (half day)

... Inclusiveness for all: challenging gender stereotypes and building Healthy relationships in early primary settings (Half day) When 06/02/2019 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event There is mounting...


HP1-Health/Public

25 Calls response: We must invest in our urban green spaces if our young people are to live fun, Healthy lives – and Scotland’s canals have a key role to play

... We must invest in urban green spaces if young people are to live fun, Healthy lives. And our canals have a key role to play 21 Nov 2019 Catherine Topley, Chief Executive, Scottish Canals, responds to Call 9 of our 25 Calls campaign. Call...


Co-producing school meals with pupils and families 'will help target obesity and support Healthy eating'

... Co-producing school meals with pupils and families 'will help target obesity and support Healthy eating' Children in Scotland is calling for greater involvement of pupils and parents in preparing food at schools as a way of targeting obesity...


Co-producing meals will help target obesity and support Healthy eating

... Co-producing meals will help target obesity and support Healthy eating Children in Scotland is calling for greater involvement of pupils and parents in preparing food at schools as a way of targeting obesity and addressing Healthy...


Get listening: building Healthy relationships with children and young people

...Get listening: building Healthy relationships with children and young people When 01/10/2018 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event It is very important to listen well, particularly when children feel the need to talk...


New Emerging Minds project will look at how live music could boost young people’s mental Health

... New Emerging Minds project will examine how live music could boost young people’s mental Health and wellbeing Media Release 5 February 2021 A unique multi-partner research project will examine evidence for the impact of live music...

Arts changing our world emerging minds Mental Health music research scottish ensemble stirling university Wellbeing

Health and wellbeing must be at the heart of the planning process”

...Government’s National Planning Framework Position Statement, calling for a greater emphasis on Health and wellbeing and the adoption of a people-focused planning system. In our response we welcome the broad intersectional approach in the...

Consultation response engagement Health and wellbeing placemaking planning Policy

25 Calls response: Dialogue is key to a Healthy digital life – for children and parents

... Dialogue is key to a Healthy digital life – for children and parents 8 May 2019 Responding to Call 10 of our 25 Calls campaign, National Parent Forum of Scotland Chair Joanna Murphy says that if schools can create a strong, shared set of...


25 Calls response: Young people understand how being physically active can improve mental Health. Let's learn from them

...Young people understand that being physically active can improve mental Health. Let's learn from what they've told us 9 Jan 2020 Responding to Call 3 of our 25 Calls campaign and drawing on learning from their own work, Scottish Sports...


Call 9: Ensure Scotland's next generation can lead active, Healthy lives

... Call 9: Ensure Scotland's next generation can lead active, Healthy lives By Andrew Fraser, Eileen Scott, Linda de Caestecker and Sonya Scott Make targeting child poverty our number one priority Reducing child poverty is the single...


25 Calls response: Want to ensure Healthy lives on and offline? Act now to protect young people from gambling and gaming harms

... Want to ensure Healthy lives on and offline? Act now to protect young people from gambling and gaming harms 28 Aug 2019 Responding to our calls on digital values – Call 10, and Healthy lives – Call 9, Fast Forward’s Chiara Marin urges...


"We're not doing well enough on child mental Health," First Minister tells young people from across Scotland

... "We're not doing well enough on mental Health," First Minister tells young people from across Scotland The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has told an audience of young people about ‘horrific’ comments on her social media channels, why...

Brexit bullying Children's rights Education equality food poverty Inequality Mental Health Participation Poverty

Work hard but keep a Healthy work-life balance: wise words from our volunteer Hope as her month with us comes to an end

... Work hard but keep a Healthy work-life balance: wise words from our volunteer Hope as her month with us comes to an end 8 Aug 2019 This final blog post from me proves the saying: all good things must come to an end. My last week has once...


Child rights or public Health? There's no choice

... Child rights or public Health? There's no choice 28 Jul 2020 Children in Scotland CEO Jackie Brock on a child rights response to COVID-19 and why we need now more than ever to incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child...


Community development is a vital part of effective public Health. Let’s use it in our response to COVID-19

... Community development is a vital part of effective public Health. Let’s use it in our response to COVID-19 23 Sep 2020 Responding to the publication of the 2020-21 Programme for Government, Colin Ross of the CLD Standards Council Scotland...


Changing Gears project to capture young people’s views on cycling, safety and Health

...Changing Gears project to capture young people’s views on cycling, safety and Health 8 May 2020 Children in Scotland has launched a new project to find out what children and young people think about cycling, safety and the Bikeability...

Bikeability bikes cycling Cycling Scotland environment. road safety Health Wellbeing

Why our Manifesto for 2021-26 must be based on renewal, not recovery

...evidence of what we know works and what children and young people say themselves. Rights, poverty, Health and wellbeing, learning, equalities – COVID 19 has shone a different light on all these issues, and in many cases has exacerbated existing...

equality Health Inequality Manifesto members membership parliament Poverty rights Wellbeing

News: Call for specialised drug and alcohol treatment for young people

...for young people Posted 10 Nov, 2021 by Nina Joynson children and young people Health Mental Health A new report by the Scottish Government calls for residential rehabilitation facilities for young people and...

children and young people Health Mental Health

Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty

...for Government. Commenting on key policy areas including UNCRC incorporation, ELC expansion and Health inequalities, our Head of Policy, Projects and Participation, Amy Woodhouse, said: UNCRC incorporation: a milestone in improving outcomes for...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

25 Calls interview with Professor Richard Wilkinson part 6: “If we go on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change”

...we are all damaged by inequality. You can show in statistical studies that although the biggest Health detriment or the biggest rises in violence or the biggest educational deficits are suffered by the poor, inequality also reduces the life...

climate change environment equality Health Inequality society

25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 5: “There is a feeling that we are here to serve the economy rather than for the economy to serve us. We have to turn the tables”

...a real social purpose into something that is self-serving. You may be doing important work in the Health service that benefits other people’s Health, and maybe you relate to it as your contribution to others’ wellbeing and value their...

equality Health Inequality Policy

Design is for everyone

...Programmes, we are building on and developing a programme for all, that has at its core care, Health and wellbeing. Our successful and ongoing partnership with social empowerment, Dundee-based organisation Front Lounge has welcomed a new...

community creativity design Health Learning Wellbeing

Childcare expansion delay must not risk losing long-term focus on reducing inequalities for children and families

...originally stated commitment in 2017 to double provision was part of a plan to address Health inequalities in children and reduce Health, education and employment inequalities later in life. And while Children in Scotland is mindful of...

childcare Early years Families Health Inequality Scottish Government

News: Report highlights success of family support programme

...programme Posted 24 May, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond. Image provided by Scottish Government. Health parenting The Family Nurse Partnership programme has been recognised by the Scottish Government for its success in helping more than 10,000...

Health parenting

Free sanitary products ‘a small but significant step to tackling gender inequality’

...provide sanitary products free of charge in locations such as schools, colleges and community and Health centres across Scotland. Responding to Lennon’s consultation on the Proposed Sanitary Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill, Amy...

Health Inequalities Poverty

Food, Families, Futures project sees summer take-up rise to almost 4,000

...and partner organisations, FFF was established to ensure families can be together, prepare Healthy food, eat a free lunch, and take part in fun activities using schools as community hubs over the summer holiday period. This summer the clubs...

Children Councillors Families Food Health Jackie Brock

20,000+ club places available to children and families this summer as part of award-winning food project

...in 2015, with the aim of contributing to tackling food poverty and its link to children’s Health, wellbeing and education. Aware of the pressures on families, particularly those on low income and in areas experiencing high levels of child...

Education Food food poverty Health

Child protection procedures ‘should be standardised’ across all Scottish hospitals
Child protection Health Jackie Brock

News: Young people present key issues to Scottish Cabinet

...rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC Young people across Scotland met today with the First Minister and her Cabinet in the sixth...

Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC

Project challenging food poverty expands to 26 schools across Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire

...will enjoy meals and fun activities, with community chefs on site at four schools to prepare Healthy fresh food. Participating primaries include Dalmarnock, Ibrox, Highpark, Langfaulds and Miller, and a joint club for Oakwood and St...

Children Councillors Families Food Health Jackie Brock Scottish Schools

Good Food Nation Bill consultation: Supporting the principle of a right to food

...Government meets its obligation to provide all children, young people and families with access to Healthy, affordable food and drink. "A right to food is about more than food insecurity – it is about taking a whole-systems approach to tackling...

Children's rights Food Health Legislation Poverty Wellbeing

29 May 18 - Child and adolescent mental Health in the digital age

25 Nov 19 - Relationships, sexual Health and parenthood (RSHP) education in autism

5 Feb 20 – Health inequalities: peer research into the role of communities

28 Aug 20 - Relationships, sexual Health and parenthood (RSHP) education in autism

04 Mar 19 – Positive mental Health in children and young people

02 May 18 – Positive mental Health in children and young people

24 Oct 18 - Relationships, sexual Health and parenthood (RSHP) education in autism

01 Oct 18 - Get listening: building Healthy relationships with children and young people


Healthy grieving: solution-focused approaches to bereavement

Start date: 28/10/2019 09:30

... Healthy grieving: solution-focused approaches to bereavement When 28/10/2019 09:30 Where Glasgow Type Training Category About this event This training workshop will look at how to support children, young people and their...


Relationships, sexual Health and parenthood (RSHP) education in autism

Start date: 25/11/2019 09:30

... Relationships, sexual Health and parenthood (RSHP) education in autism When 25/11/2019 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event Relationships, sexual Health and parenthood (RSHP) education is a vital part...


Relationships, sexual Health and parenthood (RSHP) education in autism

Start date: 24/10/2018 09:30

... Relationships, sexual Health and parenthood (RSHP) education in autism When 24/10/2018 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event Relationships, sexual Health and parenthood (RSHP) is a vital part of any...


Child and adolescent mental Health in the digital age

Start date: 29/05/2018 09:30

... Child and adolescent mental Health in the digital age When 29/05/2018 09:30 Where Glasgow Type Training Category About this event Today’s children and young people are growing up online. The modern media landscape is...


Positive mental Health in children and young people

Start date: 04/03/2019 09:30

... Positive mental Health in children and young people When 04/03/2019 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category Please note this event is now fully booked, to join the waiting list please...


FREE EVENT Health inequalities: peer research into the role of communities

Start date: 05/02/2020 10:30

... Health inequalities: peer research into the role of communities (half-day) When 05/02/2020 10:30 Where Edinburgh Type Seminar Category Project background Since March 2019, Children in Scotland has been working with Dalmarnock...


Relationships, sexual Health and parenthood (RSHP) education in autism

Start date: 28/08/2020 09:30

... Relationships, sexual Health and parenthood (RSHP) education in autism When 28/08/2020 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category Update As part of our organisational response to the COVID-19 virus, Children in Scotland...


Inclusiveness for all: challenging gender stereotypes and building Healthy relationships in early primary settings (half day)

Start date: 06/02/2019 09:30

... Inclusiveness for all: challenging gender stereotypes and building Healthy relationships in early primary settings (Half day) When 06/02/2019 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event There is mounting...


Get listening: building Healthy relationships with children and young people

Start date: 01/10/2018 09:30

...Get listening: building Healthy relationships with children and young people When 01/10/2018 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event It is very important to listen well, particularly when children feel the need to talk...



25 Calls response: Transforming mental Health support for young people must be about their real needs, not just symptoms and diagnosis

... Transforming mental Health support for young people must be about their real needs, not just symptoms and diagnosis 18 Mar 2019 Responding to Call 3 of our 25 Calls campaign, which focuses on ensuring young people get access to mental Health...


25 Calls response: It's time for a new way to measure the Health of our planet and young people

... RIP GDP: It's time for a new way to measure the Health of planet and people 19 Dec 2018 As a way of judging economic ‘success’ in our age of climate change, Gross Domestic Product is completely outdated. Young people can take the lead in...


25 Calls response – The increasingly apparent gaps in mental Health support and provision for young people highlights the chasm in mental Health support for all

... Gaps in mental Health provision for children highlight the chasm in mental Health support for all 25 Apr 2019 Responding to Call 3 of our 25 Calls campaign, Michelle Lloyd, who has responsibility for Cyrenians’ Families and People...


New project empowers young researchers to tackle Health inequalities

... New project empowers young researchers to tackle Health inequalities 3 Jun 2019 Children in Scotland has been funded from the Wellcome Trust to carry out a peer research project documenting the relationship between place and Health...


Young people’s worsening mental Health and bullying in schools ‘direct consequence of UK’s inequality’, Children in Scotland conference to hear

... Young people’s worsening mental Health and bullying in schools ‘direct consequence of UK’s inequality’, Children in Scotland conference to hear 7 Nov 2018 Embargoed: 00:01 hours, Wednesday 7 November 2018 School bullying and mental...


Calls for a holistic, preventative approach to tackling Health inequalities

... Calls for a holistic, preventative approach to tackling Health inequalities Children in Scotland has backed calls made by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee to take a more holistic approach in the Health prevention...

Children's rights Health Inequalities News Policy Scottish Parliament

Mental Health Strategy focus on early intervention welcome, but children’s voices must be at heart of implementation

...Mental Health Strategy focus on early intervention welcome, but children’s voices must be at heart of implementation Responding to today’s announcement of the Scottish Government’s new ten-year Mental Health Strategy, Children in Scotland’s...

Children Early years Families Health Mental Health Scottish Government Wellbeing

First Minister challenged by young people on mental Health support and Brexit aftermath

... First Minister challenged by young people on mental Health and aftermath of Brexit The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has been questioned by young people from across Scotland about her government’s commitments on access for young people...

Children Nicola Sturgeon Participation young people

Mental Health report finds provision is failing to meet the needs of children and young people

... Mental Health report finds provision failing to meet needs of children and young people A major report published today on the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) warns that the current system is still geared towards specialist...


25 Calls response: Here’s what’s missing from the debate about how to transform mental Health outcomes for children

... Here’s what’s missing from the debate about how to transform mental Health outcomes for children 3 Oct 2019 Robust data on the mental Health of young people with care experience could lead to action to radically improve their transition...


Challenges of mental Health and lockdown explored in Perth Living Museums exhibition

... Challenges of mental Health and lockdown explored in new Perth Living Museums exhibition 6 September 2021 A new exhibition from young people involved in our Living Museums participation project has opened at Perth Museum. Members of the Perth...

accessibility heritage living museums lockdown Mental Health museums pandemic Participation

Scotland's public Health time bomb is ticking

... Scotland's public Health time bomb is ticking 16 Jul 2020 Guest comment: We face a welfare crisis unless parents receive more support before conception and over a child’s first 1000 days, argues Alan Sinclair  There’s a time bomb tucked...


'Get into Summer' to make young people's Health a priority

... ‘Get into Summer’ to make young people’s mental Health and wellbeing a priority 21 June 2021 Children in Scotland welcomes the Scottish Government’s £20million ’Get into Summer’ funding package aimed at creating opportunities for...


Young people’s peer research into Health inequalities launched

... Young people’s peer research into Health inequalities launched 5 February 2020 Children in Scotland today launched a new peer research report into Health inequalities in communities, undertaken by young researchers from Dalmarnock Primary...

children and young people community deprivation Health Inequality research

Messages around Healthy eating “muddled”, says Scots Masterchef

...Messages around Healthy eating “muddled”, says Scots Masterchef The public Health messages around Healthy living are “muddled”, and learning to cook should be recognised as an important life lesson, award-winning chef Gary Maclean has...

Education Food Health Jackie Brock News

25 Calls response: We must invest in our urban green spaces if our young people are to live fun, Healthy lives – and Scotland’s canals have a key role to play

... We must invest in urban green spaces if young people are to live fun, Healthy lives. And our canals have a key role to play 21 Nov 2019 Catherine Topley, Chief Executive, Scottish Canals, responds to Call 9 of our 25 Calls campaign. Call...


Co-producing school meals with pupils and families 'will help target obesity and support Healthy eating'

... Co-producing school meals with pupils and families 'will help target obesity and support Healthy eating' Children in Scotland is calling for greater involvement of pupils and parents in preparing food at schools as a way of targeting obesity...


Co-producing meals will help target obesity and support Healthy eating

... Co-producing meals will help target obesity and support Healthy eating Children in Scotland is calling for greater involvement of pupils and parents in preparing food at schools as a way of targeting obesity and addressing Healthy...


New Emerging Minds project will look at how live music could boost young people’s mental Health

... New Emerging Minds project will examine how live music could boost young people’s mental Health and wellbeing Media Release 5 February 2021 A unique multi-partner research project will examine evidence for the impact of live music...

Arts changing our world emerging minds Mental Health music research scottish ensemble stirling university Wellbeing

Health and wellbeing must be at the heart of the planning process”

...Government’s National Planning Framework Position Statement, calling for a greater emphasis on Health and wellbeing and the adoption of a people-focused planning system. In our response we welcome the broad intersectional approach in the...

Consultation response engagement Health and wellbeing placemaking planning Policy

25 Calls response: Dialogue is key to a Healthy digital life – for children and parents

... Dialogue is key to a Healthy digital life – for children and parents 8 May 2019 Responding to Call 10 of our 25 Calls campaign, National Parent Forum of Scotland Chair Joanna Murphy says that if schools can create a strong, shared set of...


25 Calls response: Young people understand how being physically active can improve mental Health. Let's learn from them

...Young people understand that being physically active can improve mental Health. Let's learn from what they've told us 9 Jan 2020 Responding to Call 3 of our 25 Calls campaign and drawing on learning from their own work, Scottish Sports...


25 Calls response: Want to ensure Healthy lives on and offline? Act now to protect young people from gambling and gaming harms

... Want to ensure Healthy lives on and offline? Act now to protect young people from gambling and gaming harms 28 Aug 2019 Responding to our calls on digital values – Call 10, and Healthy lives – Call 9, Fast Forward’s Chiara Marin urges...


"We're not doing well enough on child mental Health," First Minister tells young people from across Scotland

... "We're not doing well enough on mental Health," First Minister tells young people from across Scotland The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has told an audience of young people about ‘horrific’ comments on her social media channels, why...

Brexit bullying Children's rights Education equality food poverty Inequality Mental Health Participation Poverty

Work hard but keep a Healthy work-life balance: wise words from our volunteer Hope as her month with us comes to an end

... Work hard but keep a Healthy work-life balance: wise words from our volunteer Hope as her month with us comes to an end 8 Aug 2019 This final blog post from me proves the saying: all good things must come to an end. My last week has once...


Child rights or public Health? There's no choice

... Child rights or public Health? There's no choice 28 Jul 2020 Children in Scotland CEO Jackie Brock on a child rights response to COVID-19 and why we need now more than ever to incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child...


Community development is a vital part of effective public Health. Let’s use it in our response to COVID-19

... Community development is a vital part of effective public Health. Let’s use it in our response to COVID-19 23 Sep 2020 Responding to the publication of the 2020-21 Programme for Government, Colin Ross of the CLD Standards Council Scotland...


Changing Gears project to capture young people’s views on cycling, safety and Health

...Changing Gears project to capture young people’s views on cycling, safety and Health 8 May 2020 Children in Scotland has launched a new project to find out what children and young people think about cycling, safety and the Bikeability...

Bikeability bikes cycling Cycling Scotland environment. road safety Health Wellbeing

Why our Manifesto for 2021-26 must be based on renewal, not recovery

...evidence of what we know works and what children and young people say themselves. Rights, poverty, Health and wellbeing, learning, equalities – COVID 19 has shone a different light on all these issues, and in many cases has exacerbated existing...

equality Health Inequality Manifesto members membership parliament Poverty rights Wellbeing

Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty

...for Government. Commenting on key policy areas including UNCRC incorporation, ELC expansion and Health inequalities, our Head of Policy, Projects and Participation, Amy Woodhouse, said: UNCRC incorporation: a milestone in improving outcomes for...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

25 Calls interview with Professor Richard Wilkinson part 6: “If we go on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change”

...we are all damaged by inequality. You can show in statistical studies that although the biggest Health detriment or the biggest rises in violence or the biggest educational deficits are suffered by the poor, inequality also reduces the life...

climate change environment equality Health Inequality society

25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 5: “There is a feeling that we are here to serve the economy rather than for the economy to serve us. We have to turn the tables”

...a real social purpose into something that is self-serving. You may be doing important work in the Health service that benefits other people’s Health, and maybe you relate to it as your contribution to others’ wellbeing and value their...

equality Health Inequality Policy

Design is for everyone

...Programmes, we are building on and developing a programme for all, that has at its core care, Health and wellbeing. Our successful and ongoing partnership with social empowerment, Dundee-based organisation Front Lounge has welcomed a new...

community creativity design Health Learning Wellbeing

Childcare expansion delay must not risk losing long-term focus on reducing inequalities for children and families

...originally stated commitment in 2017 to double provision was part of a plan to address Health inequalities in children and reduce Health, education and employment inequalities later in life. And while Children in Scotland is mindful of...

childcare Early years Families Health Inequality Scottish Government

Free sanitary products ‘a small but significant step to tackling gender inequality’

...provide sanitary products free of charge in locations such as schools, colleges and community and Health centres across Scotland. Responding to Lennon’s consultation on the Proposed Sanitary Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill, Amy...

Health Inequalities Poverty

Food, Families, Futures project sees summer take-up rise to almost 4,000

...and partner organisations, FFF was established to ensure families can be together, prepare Healthy food, eat a free lunch, and take part in fun activities using schools as community hubs over the summer holiday period. This summer the clubs...

Children Councillors Families Food Health Jackie Brock

20,000+ club places available to children and families this summer as part of award-winning food project

...in 2015, with the aim of contributing to tackling food poverty and its link to children’s Health, wellbeing and education. Aware of the pressures on families, particularly those on low income and in areas experiencing high levels of child...

Education Food food poverty Health

Child protection procedures ‘should be standardised’ across all Scottish hospitals
Child protection Health Jackie Brock

Project challenging food poverty expands to 26 schools across Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire

...will enjoy meals and fun activities, with community chefs on site at four schools to prepare Healthy fresh food. Participating primaries include Dalmarnock, Ibrox, Highpark, Langfaulds and Miller, and a joint club for Oakwood and St...

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Good Food Nation Bill consultation: Supporting the principle of a right to food

...Government meets its obligation to provide all children, young people and families with access to Healthy, affordable food and drink. "A right to food is about more than food insecurity – it is about taking a whole-systems approach to tackling...

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Comment: We need to embed early interventions and mental Health support in all schools across Scotland
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... Magazine / Comment: We need to support schools to become mentally Healthy places to be Posted 11 February, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Education Mental Health First launched in 2015, Children’s Mental Health Week shines a spotlight on...

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Call 3: All children and young people should have access to mental Health support when they need it, based on rights, trust, privacy – and without discrimination
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... Call 3: All children and young people should have access to mental Health support when they need it, based on rights, trust, privacy – and without discrimination By Changing our World, Children in Scotland's young people's advisory group,...


News: Fresh warnings over child mental Health pandemic
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... Magazine / News: Fresh warnings over child mental Health pandemic Posted 8 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond CAMHS Mental Health New figures published this week show the number of children and young people waiting for...

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News: Campaign makes tackling mental Health stigma an issue for everyone
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... Magazine / News: Campaign makes tackling mental Health stigma an issue for everyone  Posted 20 October 2021, by Nina Joynson Health and wellbeing Mental Health See Me has launched a new campaign, See Us, to...

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Call 9: Ensure Scotland's next generation can lead active, Healthy lives
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... Call 9: Ensure Scotland's next generation can lead active, Healthy lives By Andrew Fraser, Eileen Scott, Linda de Caestecker and Sonya Scott Make targeting child poverty our number one priority Reducing child poverty is the single...


News: Call for specialised drug and alcohol treatment for young people
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...for young people Posted 10 Nov, 2021 by Nina Joynson children and young people Health Mental Health A new report by the Scottish Government calls for residential rehabilitation facilities for young people and...

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News: Report highlights success of family support programme
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...programme Posted 24 May, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond. Image provided by Scottish Government. Health parenting The Family Nurse Partnership programme has been recognised by the Scottish Government for its success in helping more than 10,000...

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News: Young people present key issues to Scottish Cabinet
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...rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC Young people across Scotland met today with the First Minister and her Cabinet in the sixth...

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