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Connecting listening with health and wellbeing

... Connecting listening with health and wellbeing When 04/12/2017 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category Practitioner support About this event There is a great need for trained listeners to come alongside those who need to...


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

Trauma-informed practice: understanding bereavement, trauma and loss

...learning: Applying attachment, trauma and grief theories to improve safety, mental health and wellbeing outcomes Approaches to support children and young people dealing with adversity including solution-focused brief therapy;...


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

...travel. The project will capture perspectives on road safety and risk; active travel choices; health and wellbeing; how the climate change movement is shifting attitudes; and the impact of longer term demographic changes, including cost of car...

Bikeability bikes cycling Cycling Scotland environment. road safety Health Wellbeing

Land and freedom

...with 15 young peer researchers from Glasgow and Dundee, explored how community and place affects health and wellbeing for children and young people. It tells us that places that are neglected, poorly designed or lacking in amenities and green...


The rights of children and families must be at the heart of housing policy

...response broadly praises a vision that recognises the impact that poor housing has on the health and wellbeing of children and young people. We acknowledge that it has been informed by consultation with children, young people and...


25 and Up: In the wake of Covid-19, our call to boost family incomes using social security powers is more urgent than ever
25 and Up 25 calls child poverty family family support Inequality Poverty

Supporting children and young people who self-harm

...be facilitating this training course. Penumbra were founded in 1985, they work to promote mental health and wellbeing for all, prevent mental ill health for people who are ‘at risk’, and to support people with mental health...


Safe spaces, inspiring role models and positive peer to peer relationships – how SHE Scotland is supporting girls and young women

...a project dedicated to supporting young women in the face of increasing challenges to mental health and wellbeing SHE Scotland designs and delivers focused issue-based workshops in partnership with formal and informal partners throughout...


Challenging, different and unprecedented times; but we go on

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

...have seen firmer commitments on timescales and financial resource for the implementation. Mental health and wellbeing: early prevention a priority missed  “Children in Scotland would have liked to have seen more ambition in supporting better...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

25 and Up: For post-COVID renewal we need to be radical, and that includes with the arts

...be taken away, in fact, why they must be at the heart of every child’s life: Maintaining good health and wellbeing Participating in the arts brings people together. When children and parents/carers have protected time to participate in fun,...


Gender and tech abuse: exploring online gender identities, risks and relationships

...a consultant on issues relating to co-production, strategic development, violence against women, health and wellbeing and CPD for services. She has worked within housing, children’s rights and violence against women services for over 14 years....


Scotland's public health time bomb is ticking

25 Calls response: Youth theatre gives us confidence and a safe space to learn. We can’t put that at risk

News: Community Play Fund gets families outdoors

...families outdoors Posted April 12 2022, by Jennifer Drummond. Photo © Anna Cervinkova health and wellbeing outdoor play play Thousands of children from deprived communities across Scotland are set to benefit from...

health and wellbeing outdoor play play

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

...As Andrew Fraser notes in his call, living in poverty can have a profound impact on children’s health and wellbeing, as well as affect the opportunities available to them. Our canals are perfectly positioned to make a huge difference in this...


News: Young carers running on empty, says leading charity

...empty, says leading charity Posted 16 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Education health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers The Carers Trust has highlighted how a lack of support, coupled...

Education health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers

News: Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers

...leavers Posted 19 January, 2022 by Catherine Bromley care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health Against the backdrop of stark statistics from Public Health Scotland on...

care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health

News: Education Recovery plan is a missed opportunity, say teaching unions

...6 Oct, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing The Scottish Government’s plans to support the recovery of the education sector have been met with scepticism from...

Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing

Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2019 – presentations

...the heart of the event – they even led 30% of all sessions. Our sessions followed six themes: health and wellbeing Early years, learning and education Tackling inequalities Supporting families and communities Participation, engagement and...


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

...and explore some of the recommendations on what community and place can do to improve people's health and wellbeing. Find out what the young peer researchers think needs to change to ensure that the areas they live in are promoting and...


Young people’s peer research into health inequalities launched
children and young people community deprivation Health Inequality research

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

...focus on the determinants of health inequalities, and drive forward our efforts to improve mental health and wellbeing”. From the WHO to The Lancet, commentators have been highlighting the need for community development as an essential part of...


Gaming and gambling education and prevention with young people and families

...behaviours Exploring a variety of ways to address gaming and gambling as part of an overall health and wellbeing programme Gaining skills and confidence to deliver gaming and gambling education and prevention activities Increased knowledge...


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

...all over the country to find out what issues were relevant in their lives. By far, mental health and wellbeing was the main one. In response to this finding, we collaborated with our ambassadors and applied to Spirit of 2012 Changing...


"It's social engineering and it's morally wrong"

Learning the secrets of the Netherlands' success
care Education inclusion netherlands Wellbeing workforce

The consequences of inequality and our chance to choose a different path

Covid impact ‘risking future of vital services for young people’ across Scotland, survey finds
children and young people Children's rights Covid-19 equality inclusion

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

...with the child and the school at the heart. After the challenges of the last two years, mental health and wellbeing is now firmly back on the agenda in every school across Scotland. With this comes an opportunity to really embed...

Education Mental Health

News: High absence levels and ventilation issues as school term starts

...as term starts Posted 11 Jan, 2022 by Nina Joynson coronavirus Education health and wellbeing schools As children return to classrooms, schools are experiencing high levels of teacher and pupil absences while...

coronavirus Education health and wellbeing schools

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

...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 encourage people to make changes in their life to...

health and wellbeing Mental Health

News: Scouts welcome new section for four and five-year olds

...for early years children Posted 9 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Early years health and wellbeing outdoor learning Scouts Scotland has introduced a new branch to the Scout family, designed to support early years...

Early years health and wellbeing outdoor learning

Sound and vision

Comment: Why books and reading deserve to be celebrated
Education literacy reading World Book Day

News: Readers encouraged to ‘Keep the heid and read’

...taking place tomorrow, Wednesday 11 May, encourages people of all ages to support their mental health and wellbeing through reading. Keep the Heid asks adults, children and young people to pledge just six minutes of reading for enjoyment –...

literacy Mental Health reading Wellbeing

Youth Advisory Group launched as part of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan
Child protection child safety Legislation Scottish Government

News: Thousands of books donated to families in Scotland
Early years Education Families reading

Comment: 'Young carers must remain a priority and at the forefront of policy development’

...and at the forefront of policy development’ Posted 16 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers On Young Carers Action Day 2022, Paul Traynor (pictured)...

health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers

2021-26 Manifesto launches with calls to put wellbeing at the heart of Scottish budget, include under-16s in Citizens’ Assemblies, target air pollution and introduce a ‘hobby premium’
budget Child protection community democracy economy Education environment equality Inequality Learning Manifesto Poverty rights Scottish Parliament UNCRC Wellbeing

Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level
childcare Children's rights environment equality family support programme for government Wellbeing

Radical wellbeing-focused redesign of Scottish Government budget key to post-Covid renewal
budget budget process carnegie cattanach coronavirus covid dr katherine trebeck outcomes Participation radical systems change transparency Wellbeing wellbeing budgeting wellbeing budgets

 Introducing the Year of Childhood and our chance to give children power

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

...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 Interest Research Group was led by Children in Scotland in collaboration with Scottish...


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

Encouraging moves on participation, and a promise to hold parliament to account
Arts calls citizens' assemblies democracy Education Election Learning manifest Participation Policy rights Scottish Government Scottish Parliament

Project launched to understand participation through the pandemic

...aimed at supporting young people to share their views on any number of issues ranging from mental health and wellbeing, outdoor learning, accessibility and inclusion, climate change or Covid-19. The peer researchers will be given training in...


New fund to refurbish Scotland's play parks

...Children, Claire Haughey, said: “We know that play is an absolutely crucial part of children’s health and wellbeing and as we continue to recover from the pandemic, playing outside will allow children to reconnect with each other and allow them...

community News play

2021 Elections to the Children's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum

...they are care experienced or have additional support for learning needs. Help & Support, inc health and wellbeing, ASN etc (3 places) – Your organisation works in the community to support the holistic needs of children, young people and...


'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...


News: Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic

...6, 2021 New Emerging Minds project will examine how live music could boost young people's health and wellbeing February 5, 2021 Here's what is missing from the debate on how to transform mental health outcomes for children October 3,...

CAMHS Mental Health

It’s time to recognise and understand our armed forces young people

...particular. They tell us that these challenges can lead to difficulties with education and mental health and wellbeing. And that they can face additional challenges in even having their voices heard, often feeing that their experiences are...


04 Dec 17 - Connecting listening with health and wellbeing


Connecting listening with health and wellbeing

Start date: 04/12/2017 09:30

... Connecting listening with health and wellbeing When 04/12/2017 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category Practitioner support About this event There is a great need for trained listeners to come alongside those who need to...


Trauma-informed practice: understanding bereavement, trauma and loss

Start date: 07/12/2020 09:30

...learning: Applying attachment, trauma and grief theories to improve safety, mental health and wellbeing outcomes Approaches to support children and young people dealing with adversity including solution-focused brief therapy;...


Supporting children and young people who self-harm

Start date: 09/06/2020 09:30

...be facilitating this training course. Penumbra were founded in 1985, they work to promote mental health and wellbeing for all, prevent mental ill health for people who are ‘at risk’, and to support people with mental health...


Gender and tech abuse: exploring online gender identities, risks and relationships

Start date: 24/06/2020 09:30

...a consultant on issues relating to co-production, strategic development, violence against women, health and wellbeing and CPD for services. She has worked within housing, children’s rights and violence against women services for over 14 years....


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

Start date: 05/02/2020 10:30

...and explore some of the recommendations on what community and place can do to improve people's health and wellbeing. Find out what the young peer researchers think needs to change to ensure that the areas they live in are promoting and...


Gaming and gambling education and prevention with young people and families

Start date: 30/04/2020 09:30

...behaviours Exploring a variety of ways to address gaming and gambling as part of an overall health and wellbeing programme Gaining skills and confidence to deliver gaming and gambling education and prevention activities Increased knowledge...



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

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

...travel. The project will capture perspectives on road safety and risk; active travel choices; health and wellbeing; how the climate change movement is shifting attitudes; and the impact of longer term demographic changes, including cost of car...

Bikeability bikes cycling Cycling Scotland environment. road safety Health Wellbeing

Land and freedom

...with 15 young peer researchers from Glasgow and Dundee, explored how community and place affects health and wellbeing for children and young people. It tells us that places that are neglected, poorly designed or lacking in amenities and green...


The rights of children and families must be at the heart of housing policy

...response broadly praises a vision that recognises the impact that poor housing has on the health and wellbeing of children and young people. We acknowledge that it has been informed by consultation with children, young people and...


25 and Up: In the wake of Covid-19, our call to boost family incomes using social security powers is more urgent than ever
25 and Up 25 calls child poverty family family support Inequality Poverty

Safe spaces, inspiring role models and positive peer to peer relationships – how SHE Scotland is supporting girls and young women

...a project dedicated to supporting young women in the face of increasing challenges to mental health and wellbeing SHE Scotland designs and delivers focused issue-based workshops in partnership with formal and informal partners throughout...


Challenging, different and unprecedented times; but we go on

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

...have seen firmer commitments on timescales and financial resource for the implementation. Mental health and wellbeing: early prevention a priority missed  “Children in Scotland would have liked to have seen more ambition in supporting better...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

25 and Up: For post-COVID renewal we need to be radical, and that includes with the arts

...be taken away, in fact, why they must be at the heart of every child’s life: Maintaining good health and wellbeing Participating in the arts brings people together. When children and parents/carers have protected time to participate in fun,...


Scotland's public health time bomb is ticking

25 Calls response: Youth theatre gives us confidence and a safe space to learn. We can’t put that at risk

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

...As Andrew Fraser notes in his call, living in poverty can have a profound impact on children’s health and wellbeing, as well as affect the opportunities available to them. Our canals are perfectly positioned to make a huge difference in this...


Young people’s peer research into health inequalities launched
children and young people community deprivation Health Inequality research

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

...focus on the determinants of health inequalities, and drive forward our efforts to improve mental health and wellbeing”. From the WHO to The Lancet, commentators have been highlighting the need for community development as an essential part of...


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

...all over the country to find out what issues were relevant in their lives. By far, mental health and wellbeing was the main one. In response to this finding, we collaborated with our ambassadors and applied to Spirit of 2012 Changing...


Learning the secrets of the Netherlands' success
care Education inclusion netherlands Wellbeing workforce

The consequences of inequality and our chance to choose a different path

Covid impact ‘risking future of vital services for young people’ across Scotland, survey finds
children and young people Children's rights Covid-19 equality inclusion

Sound and vision

Youth Advisory Group launched as part of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan
Child protection child safety Legislation Scottish Government

2021-26 Manifesto launches with calls to put wellbeing at the heart of Scottish budget, include under-16s in Citizens’ Assemblies, target air pollution and introduce a ‘hobby premium’
budget Child protection community democracy economy Education environment equality Inequality Learning Manifesto Poverty rights Scottish Parliament UNCRC Wellbeing

Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level
childcare Children's rights environment equality family support programme for government Wellbeing

Radical wellbeing-focused redesign of Scottish Government budget key to post-Covid renewal
budget budget process carnegie cattanach coronavirus covid dr katherine trebeck outcomes Participation radical systems change transparency Wellbeing wellbeing budgeting wellbeing budgets

 Introducing the Year of Childhood and our chance to give children power

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

Encouraging moves on participation, and a promise to hold parliament to account
Arts calls citizens' assemblies democracy Education Election Learning manifest Participation Policy rights Scottish Government Scottish Parliament

Project launched to understand participation through the pandemic

...aimed at supporting young people to share their views on any number of issues ranging from mental health and wellbeing, outdoor learning, accessibility and inclusion, climate change or Covid-19. The peer researchers will be given training in...


2021 Elections to the Children's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum

...they are care experienced or have additional support for learning needs. Help & Support, inc health and wellbeing, ASN etc (3 places) – Your organisation works in the community to support the holistic needs of children, young people and...


'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...


It’s time to recognise and understand our armed forces young people

...particular. They tell us that these challenges can lead to difficulties with education and mental health and wellbeing. And that they can face additional challenges in even having their voices heard, often feeing that their experiences are...



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Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2019 – presentations

...the heart of the event – they even led 30% of all sessions. Our sessions followed six themes: health and wellbeing Early years, learning and education Tackling inequalities Supporting families and communities Participation, engagement and...



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News: Community Play Fund gets families outdoors
post

...families outdoors Posted April 12 2022, by Jennifer Drummond. Photo © Anna Cervinkova health and wellbeing outdoor play play Thousands of children from deprived communities across Scotland are set to benefit from...

health and wellbeing outdoor play play

News: Young carers running on empty, says leading charity
post

...empty, says leading charity Posted 16 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Education health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers The Carers Trust has highlighted how a lack of support, coupled...

Education health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers

News: Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers
post

...leavers Posted 19 January, 2022 by Catherine Bromley care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health Against the backdrop of stark statistics from Public Health Scotland on...

care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health

News: Education Recovery plan is a missed opportunity, say teaching unions
post

...6 Oct, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing The Scottish Government’s plans to support the recovery of the education sector have been met with scepticism from...

Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing

"It's social engineering and it's morally wrong"
post
Comment: We need to embed early interventions and mental health support in all schools across Scotland
post

...with the child and the school at the heart. After the challenges of the last two years, mental health and wellbeing is now firmly back on the agenda in every school across Scotland. With this comes an opportunity to really embed...

Education Mental Health

News: High absence levels and ventilation issues as school term starts
post

...as term starts Posted 11 Jan, 2022 by Nina Joynson coronavirus Education health and wellbeing schools As children return to classrooms, schools are experiencing high levels of teacher and pupil absences while...

coronavirus Education health and wellbeing schools

News: Campaign makes tackling mental health stigma an issue for everyone
post

...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 encourage people to make changes in their life to...

health and wellbeing Mental Health

News: Scouts welcome new section for four and five-year olds
post

...for early years children Posted 9 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Early years health and wellbeing outdoor learning Scouts Scotland has introduced a new branch to the Scout family, designed to support early years...

Early years health and wellbeing outdoor learning

Comment: Why books and reading deserve to be celebrated
postEducation literacy reading World Book Day

News: Readers encouraged to ‘Keep the heid and read’
post

...taking place tomorrow, Wednesday 11 May, encourages people of all ages to support their mental health and wellbeing through reading. Keep the Heid asks adults, children and young people to pledge just six minutes of reading for enjoyment –...

literacy Mental Health reading Wellbeing

News: Thousands of books donated to families in Scotland
postEarly years Education Families reading

Comment: 'Young carers must remain a priority and at the forefront of policy development’
post

...and at the forefront of policy development’ Posted 16 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers On Young Carers Action Day 2022, Paul Traynor (pictured)...

health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers

New fund to refurbish Scotland's play parks
post

...Children, Claire Haughey, said: “We know that play is an absolutely crucial part of children’s health and wellbeing and as we continue to recover from the pandemic, playing outside will allow children to reconnect with each other and allow them...

community News play

News: Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic
post

...6, 2021 New Emerging Minds project will examine how live music could boost young people's health and wellbeing February 5, 2021 Here's what is missing from the debate on how to transform mental health outcomes for children October 3,...

CAMHS Mental Health

04 Dec 17 - Connecting listening with health and wellbeing
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