Resource Bank for Parents
Artie Beat and his friends help under 11 year olds to learn what to do in an emergency situation. Readers can learn how to help someone who is bleeding, choking,unconscious or has pain in their chest.
Physical activity helps children grow strong bones, maintain a healthy weight and discover the world around them. Best of all, it's great fun! Click here for more ideas on getting active with the BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Healthy (BHFNC).
The Change 4 Life campaign site offer a vast range of resources, including shopping tips, recipe ideas, sugar and snack swaps. Change 4 Life have also developed the Fun Generator and the Activity Planner, designed to encourage fun physical activity, as well as a series of smartphone apps where information is available at the touch of a button.
The Healthy Weight team run target focussed groups to help children and adults of all ages to maintain a healthy body weight. They also have a range of ideas for physical activities to get the whole family involved.
There are various Foodbanks dotted around the county, available to individuals and families in times of financial crisis. To get food parcels from the Foodbank, you will need to obtain a voucher from a local care professional (e.g. GP, social worker, health visitor) and then visit a foodbank to collect your emergency food rations.
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are now eligible for free school meals. To check whether your older children are eligible for Free School Meals, visit the Cornwall Council website where the criteria are clearly explained.
The NHS offer resources aimed at being functional and useful. Here you will find a fitness self-assessment, health information alerts, 5-a-day meal planners, correct portion sizes and a BMI healthy weight calculator. The NHS have also delevoped an iPhone app where you can calculate your BMI more easily.
The Stop Smoking Service offer support and guidance on the most significant change you can make to improve your health.
The British Heart Foundation have produced a guide to understanding food labelling to help people make better food choices. You will find a wealth of information about what to look out for and how you should limit certain food types.
Talking to children about weight can be difficult for some parents, so Weight Concern have developed a wealth of information about how to overcome this to promote a healthier lifestyle.
Parents for Health dedicated to helping children to be active and to eat well! Their site is full of practical resources that help you and your children stay healthy.
Help your children to stay well now and in the future by ensuring that they maintain a healthy weight. Overweight children are more likely to grow up into overweight adults, facing all the health risks that carrying excess weight can bring.
School dinners have had a radical overhaul. But what about the lunchboxes we pack for our kids?
MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults. Are
you a parent or carer who is concerned about your child? Or perhaps you just want some hints and tips on parenting? MindEd for Families has online advice and information from trusted sources and will help you to understand and identify early issues and best support your child.
You're Never Too Young to Talk Mental Health
As part of their 'You're never too young to talk mental health' campaign, the Schools in Mind network has produced a new resource to help parents and carers start conversations about mental health with children.
The free leaflet, which features an introduction from the Centre's Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, provides simple advice and guidance to parents and carers about how to make conversations about their child's feelings part of everyday conversation.
The leaflet was developed by the Centre's child mental health experts and all our resources have been evaluated prior to launch.
Sense - Making play inclusive
All children should have equal access to play, which is fundamental to childhood. The Making Play Inclusive toolkit has been designed as a guide for parents of children with multiple needs. It contains useful information on play, as well as simple ideas, suggestions and practical tips on play activities. You can read more about the Play Inquiry on the Sense website: www.sense.org.uk/play