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SCHOOL NURSE STUDY Childhood obesity research opportunity

Sharon White - Tuesday, June 25, 2019 -


A research team comprising colleagues from the University of Liverpool and University of Manchester, is studying how primary schools address child weight management within conversations with parents in schools.

We would like to invite school nurses working within UK primary schools to take part in a 2-phase study where you would firstly audio-record some discussions with parents where you address a child’s weight, eating or physical activity, and have an interview with a researcher about your experiences of doing this. Secondly, you would be given access to free training resources to help educators to enhance skills relating to the task of discussing child weight-related behaviours with parents. You would then be invited to attend a 90-minute focus group (held at a school or university) to discuss your views about this training within a small group of other educators and parents who have also taken part in the study.

You are not obligated to take part in both phases of this study and we would be happy to discuss any queries relating to this research before you decide whether or not to participate. If you are interested in taking part, please get in touch with the team using the contact details below.

Kind regards,

Dr Anna Chisholm PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS

On behalf of the TEnT PEGS@School Project

 

 

Interested in finding out more about this study?

Contact Anna Chisholm - Tel: 0151-794-1403

Email: anna.chisholm@liverpool.ac.uk

 


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British Journal of School Nursing MASSIVE DISCOUNT

Sharon White - Monday, June 24, 2019 -

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Sharon White - Thursday, June 20, 2019 -

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PRESS RELEASE

Sharon White - Tuesday, June 18, 2019 -

Press release

At our annual conference to be held at Manchester Metropolitan University today, the School and Public Health Nurses Association (SAPHNA) call on the Government to urgently invest to provide one qualified school nurse per high school and per cluster of primary schools underpinned by a skill-mixed team.

This to further enable their key role in addressing the rising childhood obesity crisis, supporting pupils in schools with medical needs and supporting the

delivery of the forthcoming statutory Relationship and Sex Education.

 

They welcome Teresa May’s statement of yesterday to commit to train all school staff in the mental health of pupils and to provide schools with counsellors;

this mirroring the decision made by the Scottish Government two years ago who are making significant investment in their School Nursing workforce so they

can deliver tier 1 and tier 2 mental health services; this also a must in England if we truly want to witness a sea change in our children’s future mental health

and well being

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Far less than they deserve. Children with learning disabilities or autism living in mental health hospitals (Children's Commissioner)

Sharon White - Saturday, June 01, 2019 -

The Children's Commissioner's Office undertook this research to understand better the experience of children with a learning disability or autism who are in child and adolescent mental health hospitals for long periods. The Children's Commissioner's Office used statutory powers to request data on stays in hospital and to visit children with autism and or learning disabilities to investigate their experiences. Responses: Centre for Mental Health: The use of mental health services for people with learning disabilities and autism Children & Young People Now: Call for reform of system treating children with SEN as mental health inpatients

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Three systems we can redesign to end food poverty (Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF))

Sharon White - Saturday, June 01, 2019 -

To unlock children and families from poverty, this JRF blog post argues that we must redesign our

housing and labour markets and our social security system.

 

https://www.jrf.org.uk/blog/three-systems-we-can-redesign-end-food-poverty#163961_20190530122058


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Protecting children from abuse in schools: roles and responsibilities

Sharon White - Saturday, June 01, 2019 -

The NSPCC has published a summary of the roles and responsibilities of schools in protecting children from abuse.

The information covers nominated child protection leads and governors and headteachers.

 

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/safeguarding-child-protection-schools/roles-responsibilities/


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Hidden health - a parent-led card and toolkit

Sharon White - Saturday, June 01, 2019 -

RCPCH &Us looked at three elements of being “hidden”: children and young people with a hidden condition or illness;

hidden family carers providing support; hidden support services such as forums.

Their toolkit helps raise awareness of conditions, support services and what makes them or their child a warrior

 

https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/hidden-health-parent-led-card-toolkit

 

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Developing young men's wellbeing through community and school-based programs: A systematic review (PLOS ONE)

Sharon White - Saturday, June 01, 2019 -

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Recognising Grooming

Sharon White - Saturday, June 01, 2019 -

This blog focuses on how teachers can recognise the signs of grooming and take action.

The blog covers watching out for unusual behaviour, being alert to smaller signs of grooming and talking

to young people if you notice something.

 

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/news/2019/may/grooming-often-discovered-not-disclosed-how-can-teachers-spot-signs/


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