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Health Inequalities: Participative Research Project

... Health Inequalities: Participative Research with Children and Young People February 2019- May 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...


Evaluation of Community Mental Health Services (2022)

... Evaluation of Community Mental Health Services April 2022 - October 2022 Scottish Youth Parliament and Children in Scotland supported a group of MSYPs to work as a peer investigation team to evaluate the mental Health and wellbeing community...


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...


DRIVERS - a European project aimed at combating Health inequalities (2012-2015)

... DRIVERS - a European project aimed at combating Health inequalities This project ran from 2012 to 2015. DRIVERS was a major European research project funded by the 7th Framework Programme. The aim of the project was to promote Health equity...


Integration of Health and Social Care (2017-2018)

... Health and social care integration: making it work for vulnerable children and families We are in a period of intense reform in public services and traditional, standard structures around children’s services are no longer in place. The...


Live Music and Mental Health: Innovation Labs

... Live Music and Mental Health - Innovation Labs May 2023 - October 2023 Children in Scotland, Scottish Ensemble and the University of Stirling are working on an exciting new project to open up opportunities for children and young people to access...


Equality of access, sustained investment, and a supported workforce: what we need from a national mental Health strategy

...of access, sustained investment, and a supported workforce: what we need from a national mental Health strategy 9 Sep 2022 These are among the recommendations made by Children in Scotland and members of its children and young people’s...


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...

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'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...


Scotland's public Health time bomb is ticking

... Scotland's public Health time bomb is ticking 16 July 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...


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

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 October 2019 Robust data on the mental Health of young people with care experience could lead to action to radically improve their...


New project empowers young researchers to tackle Health inequalities

... New project empowers young researchers to tackle Health inequalities 3 June 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...


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 April 2019 Responding to Call 3 of our 25 Calls campaign, Michelle Lloyd, who has responsibility for Cyrenians’ Families and People...


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 March 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...


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...


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 14 September 2018 The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has been questioned by young people from across Scotland about her government’s commitments on access...

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...


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

Q&A with Kara Brown: “There’s still stigma surrounding mental Health, but it’s getting better”

... Q&A with Kara Brown: “There’s still stigma surrounding mental Health, but it’s getting better” 17 May 2023 For Mental Health Awareness Week (May 15-21), Kara Brown, CEO of charity Tiny Changes, discusses some of the barriers faced by...


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

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 5 February 2021 MEDIA RELEASE 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

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 September 2020 Responding to the publication of the 2020-21 Programme for Government, Colin Ross of the CLD Standards Council...


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...


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

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 January 2020 Responding to Call 3 of our 25 Calls campaign and drawing on learning from their own work, Scottish Sports...


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 November 2019 Catherine Topley, Chief Executive, Scottish Canals, responds to Call 9 of our 25 Calls...


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 August 2019 Responding to our calls on digital values – Call 10, and Healthy lives – Call 9, Fast Forward’s Chiara Marin...


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 August 2019 This final blog post from me proves the saying: all good things must come to an end. My last week has once...


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...


"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

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...


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...


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

Health, Happiness and Wellbeing in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood

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

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

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

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

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...

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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

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

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

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

Scottish Children’s Health Awards: nominations open

... Magazine / Scottish Children’s Health Awards: nominations close soon Posted 07.07.23 by Alice Hinds awards child Health Healthcare Children’s Health Scotland is seeking nominations for the upcoming Scottish...

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Scotland’s oral Health gap widens

... Magazine / Scotland’s oral Health gap widens as thousands of children miss dental appointments Posted 13.06.23 by Alice Hinds child Health Health inequalities Poverty Children from Scotland’s poorest communities will be most affected...

child health Health inequalities Poverty

Mental Health Conference 2023 Hub

... Our Conferences Children's Mental Health Conference May 2023 Children's Mental Health Conference Hub Tuesday, 30 May 2023 | Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh, Edinburgh Digging Deeper: Intersectional approaches to inclusive mental...


Young people’s Health worsened by poor quality housing

... Magazine / Millions of young people’s physical and mental Health worsened by poor quality housing, new research finds Posted 20.04.23 by Alice Hinds Children housing Poverty young people One in six young...

Children housing Poverty young people

Children's Mental Health Conference May 2023

... Learning Children's Mental Health Conference Tuesday, 30 May 2023 |  Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh, Edinburgh Digging Deeper: Intersectional approaches to inclusive mental Health This conference will provide a platform for...


Funding perinatal mental Health services

... Magazine / News: Perinatal mental Health services receive £1m funding boost Posted 31 January, 2023 by Nina Joynson babies family support funding Health and wellbeing Mental Health Parents Scottish...

babies family support funding Health and wellbeing Mental Health Parents Scottish Government

Tackling Scotland’s Health inequalities

...wrong, so what will we do? Posted 25 January, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond Attainment child Health child poverty Health Health and wellbeing Health inequalities Poverty public Health We need a radical shift and long-term prevention...

Attainment child health child poverty Health Health and wellbeing Health inequalities Poverty public health

See Me launches school mental Health campaign

... Magazine / News: Schools asked to change mental Health approach, as stigma and issues rise Posted 14 June, 2022 by Nina Joynson Education Health and wellbeing Mental Health Scottish Schools A...

Education Health and wellbeing Mental Health Scottish Schools

Embedding mental Health interventions in school

... 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...

Education Mental Health

Tackling mental Health stigma

... 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

Fresh warnings over child mental Health pandemic

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

CAMHS Mental Health

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,...


Consultation response: A Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Scotland (September 2022)

...Children in Scotland's response to the Scottish Government's call for views on a. Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for...


Inquiry Response: Health Inequalities (March 2022)

...Children in Scotland's response the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee inquiry into Health inequalities in...


Consultation Response: Inquiry into the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People (December 2021)

...Children in Scotland's response to the Scottish Government's Health, Social Care and Sport Committee's inquiry into the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young...


Consultation Response: Public Health Scotland (Jul 2019)

...Children in Scotland response to the Scottish Government consultation on the formation of Public Health...


Consultation Response: Reducing Health Harms of Foods High in Salt, Fat and Sugar(Jan 2019)

...Children in Scotland response to Scottish Government consultation on Reducing Health Harms of Foods High in Salt, Fat and Sugar....


Mental Health in Scotland - a consultation with children aged 12 and under

...Report on our consultation with children aged 12 and under to ensure the 10-year vision for mental Health in Scotland incorporates their...


Consultation response: Health and social care in prison - March 2017

...Children in Scotland responded to the Health and Sport Committee's call for evidence as part of its inquiry into Healthcare in Prisons....


Integrating Health and Social Care in Scotland

...Integrating Health and Social Care in Scotland: Potential impact on children’s services. Report Two: Study...


Integrating Health and Social Care in Scotland

Time to talk about mental Health

... Magazine / Comment: It’s time to get talking about mental Health Posted 27 January, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond Health and wellbeing Mental Health Ahead of Time to Talk Day on Thursday 2 February, Wendy Halliday...

Health and wellbeing Mental Health

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...


HP1-Health/Public

The picture of Health

... Our work Magazine The picture of Health Claire Burnett tells us about the recently published ‘Vision for Health 2016’ – and how to keep the momentum going.  Scotland has a motto – it is “the best place in the world for children...


Consultation Response: A Healthier Future: Actions and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight (Jan 2018)

...Children in Scotland's response to the Scottish Government's consultation A Healthier Future: Actions and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy...


Feeling Happy, Healthy and Safe - Spring 2017

New research with young cancer patients

...22 January, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond cancer children and young people Health Mental Health people centred care Support young people The groundbreaking work will look to build a new evidence...

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The family food shop in an ideal world

...2023 by Nina Joynson Families Food food insecurity free school meals Health nutrition Scottish Child Payment Research exploring what families would choose to eat if income was sufficient shows the...

Families Food food insecurity free school meals Health nutrition Scottish Child Payment

Scottish-led study identifies dyslexia gene

...2022 by Jennifer Drummond additional support for learning ASL ASN dyslexia Education Health literacy Scientists have for the first time pinpointed a number of genes that are reliably associated with dyslexia. The researchers say...

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It's time to deliver change in foster care

...by Jennifer Drummond ASL care experienced Education foster care Health looked after children Mental Health A recent report has highlighted the unmet needs of young people in foster care, as...

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New resource to help professionals tackle inequalities

...hub launched to help tackle inequality Posted 05 July, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Health Inequality public Health A new learning hub aims to help public services professionals improve their skills and...

Health Inequality public health

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

Young people present key issues to Government

...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...

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

Specialised drug and alcohol treatment for young people needed

...people Posted 10 November, 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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Equality of access, sustained investment, and a supported workforce: what we need from a national mental Health strategy

...of access, sustained investment, and a supported workforce: what we need from a national mental Health strategy 9 Sep 2022 These are among the recommendations made by Children in Scotland and members of its children and young people’s...


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

'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...


Scotland's public Health time bomb is ticking

... Scotland's public Health time bomb is ticking 16 July 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...


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

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 October 2019 Robust data on the mental Health of young people with care experience could lead to action to radically improve their...


New project empowers young researchers to tackle Health inequalities

... New project empowers young researchers to tackle Health inequalities 3 June 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...


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 April 2019 Responding to Call 3 of our 25 Calls campaign, Michelle Lloyd, who has responsibility for Cyrenians’ Families and People...


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 March 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...


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...


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 14 September 2018 The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has been questioned by young people from across Scotland about her government’s commitments on access...

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...


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

Q&A with Kara Brown: “There’s still stigma surrounding mental Health, but it’s getting better”

... Q&A with Kara Brown: “There’s still stigma surrounding mental Health, but it’s getting better” 17 May 2023 For Mental Health Awareness Week (May 15-21), Kara Brown, CEO of charity Tiny Changes, discusses some of the barriers faced by...


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

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 5 February 2021 MEDIA RELEASE 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

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 September 2020 Responding to the publication of the 2020-21 Programme for Government, Colin Ross of the CLD Standards Council...


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...


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

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 January 2020 Responding to Call 3 of our 25 Calls campaign and drawing on learning from their own work, Scottish Sports...


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 November 2019 Catherine Topley, Chief Executive, Scottish Canals, responds to Call 9 of our 25 Calls...


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 August 2019 Responding to our calls on digital values – Call 10, and Healthy lives – Call 9, Fast Forward’s Chiara Marin...


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 August 2019 This final blog post from me proves the saying: all good things must come to an end. My last week has once...


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...


"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

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...


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...


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

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

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

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

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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

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...

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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

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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Mental Health Conference 2023 Hub

... Our Conferences Children's Mental Health Conference May 2023 Children's Mental Health Conference Hub Tuesday, 30 May 2023 | Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh, Edinburgh Digging Deeper: Intersectional approaches to inclusive mental...


Children's Mental Health Conference May 2023

... Learning Children's Mental Health Conference Tuesday, 30 May 2023 |  Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh, Edinburgh Digging Deeper: Intersectional approaches to inclusive mental Health This conference will provide a platform for...


The picture of Health

... Our work Magazine The picture of Health Claire Burnett tells us about the recently published ‘Vision for Health 2016’ – and how to keep the momentum going.  Scotland has a motto – it is “the best place in the world for children...



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Health, Happiness and Wellbeing in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood
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Scottish Children’s Health Awards: nominations open
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... Magazine / Scottish Children’s Health Awards: nominations close soon Posted 07.07.23 by Alice Hinds awards child Health Healthcare Children’s Health Scotland is seeking nominations for the upcoming Scottish...

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Scotland’s oral Health gap widens
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... Magazine / Scotland’s oral Health gap widens as thousands of children miss dental appointments Posted 13.06.23 by Alice Hinds child Health Health inequalities Poverty Children from Scotland’s poorest communities will be most affected...

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Young people’s Health worsened by poor quality housing
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... Magazine / Millions of young people’s physical and mental Health worsened by poor quality housing, new research finds Posted 20.04.23 by Alice Hinds Children housing Poverty young people One in six young...

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Funding perinatal mental Health services
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... Magazine / News: Perinatal mental Health services receive £1m funding boost Posted 31 January, 2023 by Nina Joynson babies family support funding Health and wellbeing Mental Health Parents Scottish...

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Tackling Scotland’s Health inequalities
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...wrong, so what will we do? Posted 25 January, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond Attainment child Health child poverty Health Health and wellbeing Health inequalities Poverty public Health We need a radical shift and long-term prevention...

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See Me launches school mental Health campaign
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... Magazine / News: Schools asked to change mental Health approach, as stigma and issues rise Posted 14 June, 2022 by Nina Joynson Education Health and wellbeing Mental Health Scottish Schools A...

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Embedding mental Health interventions in school
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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...

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

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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,...


Consultation response: A Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Scotland (September 2022)
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...Children in Scotland's response to the Scottish Government's call for views on a. Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for...


Inquiry Response: Health Inequalities (March 2022)
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...Children in Scotland's response the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee inquiry into Health inequalities in...


Consultation Response: Inquiry into the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People (December 2021)
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...Children in Scotland's response to the Scottish Government's Health, Social Care and Sport Committee's inquiry into the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young...


Consultation Response: Public Health Scotland (Jul 2019)
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...Children in Scotland response to the Scottish Government consultation on the formation of Public Health...


Consultation Response: Reducing Health Harms of Foods High in Salt, Fat and Sugar(Jan 2019)
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...Children in Scotland response to Scottish Government consultation on Reducing Health Harms of Foods High in Salt, Fat and Sugar....


Mental Health in Scotland - a consultation with children aged 12 and under
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...Report on our consultation with children aged 12 and under to ensure the 10-year vision for mental Health in Scotland incorporates their...


Consultation response: Health and social care in prison - March 2017
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...Children in Scotland responded to the Health and Sport Committee's call for evidence as part of its inquiry into Healthcare in Prisons....


Integrating Health and Social Care in Scotland
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...Integrating Health and Social Care in Scotland: Potential impact on children’s services. Report Two: Study...


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Time to talk about mental Health
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... Magazine / Comment: It’s time to get talking about mental Health Posted 27 January, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond Health and wellbeing Mental Health Ahead of Time to Talk Day on Thursday 2 February, Wendy Halliday...

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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...


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Consultation Response: A Healthier Future: Actions and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight (Jan 2018)
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...Children in Scotland's response to the Scottish Government's consultation A Healthier Future: Actions and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy...


Feeling Happy, Healthy and Safe - Spring 2017
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New research with young cancer patients
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...22 January, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond cancer children and young people Health Mental Health people centred care Support young people The groundbreaking work will look to build a new evidence...

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The family food shop in an ideal world
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...2023 by Nina Joynson Families Food food insecurity free school meals Health nutrition Scottish Child Payment Research exploring what families would choose to eat if income was sufficient shows the...

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Scottish-led study identifies dyslexia gene
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...2022 by Jennifer Drummond additional support for learning ASL ASN dyslexia Education Health literacy Scientists have for the first time pinpointed a number of genes that are reliably associated with dyslexia. The researchers say...

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It's time to deliver change in foster care
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...by Jennifer Drummond ASL care experienced Education foster care Health looked after children Mental Health A recent report has highlighted the unmet needs of young people in foster care, as...

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New resource to help professionals tackle inequalities
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...hub launched to help tackle inequality Posted 05 July, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Health Inequality public Health A new learning hub aims to help public services professionals improve their skills and...

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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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Young people present key issues to Government
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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...

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Specialised drug and alcohol treatment for young people needed
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...people Posted 10 November, 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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