Created by young people for young people, the ‘Rise Above’ website aims to build emotional resilience in individuals aged 11 to 16 by equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to make informed decisions, and help deal with the pressures of growing up. It also encourages conversations about the key health and wellbeing issues that affect teens and young people.
‘Rise Above’ tackles topics young people are most concerned about, such as puberty, relationships, alcohol, self-harm, smoking, contraceptive choices, drugs, body confidence, peer pressure and mental health. To read more, go to:http://riseabove.org.uk/
We know within the VCS that community-based approaches to health bring dividends. But it can be difficult to support the case in these evidence-conscious times. So here are a number of documents - plans, guidance and reports - which can be used to strengthen your case.
Some recent research on factors that help people to be more able to self-care
On 12th September, the three Bradford Clinical Commissioning Groups held an event to consult with VCS groups about a new round of planned funding. £4m per year will be available in 2014-15 and 2015-16. This will replace the current CCG funding programme inherited from Bradford and Airedale PCT.
The Department of Health, NHS England, Public Health England and the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise sector are conducting joint review of health and care sector investment in VCSE provision.
For a chance to have your say, follow the links in the attached document
Health visitors play a crucial role in ensuring children have the best possible start in life, and lead delivery of the 0-5 elements of the Healthy Child Pathway which is a prevention and early intervention public health programme offered to all families. The Family Nurse Partnership complements the health visiting service and provides more intensive support.
The 0-5 contracts with service providers expired on 31 March 2015 and NHS England put in place a single contract which transferred to the Local Authority on 1 October 2015. This has provided an opportunity for the Council to review the Health Visiting Service with the aim of improving health and wellbeing outcomes for children and families.
As part of the review the Council would like to consult with partners across the district to determine how the service should be commissioned, which will inform how future services will be delivered.
The consultation will be taking place over the next couple of months and further details will be circulated. In the meantime the following stakeholder events for the 0-5 Health Visiting and Family Nurse Partnership have been confirmed.
Bradford Wednesday, 2nd December, 1.30 – 4.20pm at City Hall