Primarily a universal service supporting schools, children’s centres, after school clubs and youth clubs to help children and young people to be healthy. Based in the Learning and Improvement Service, the team comprises Health Improvement Practitioners, Health Improvement Officers and Health and Wellbeing consultants. They work with staff in schools on planning the curriculum, teaching and policy development related to Personal, Social and Health Education; including sex and relationship education, obesity prevention, drug and alcohol education, smoking prevention, mental and emotional health and safeguarding (including bullying prevention). The Team also provides whole setting support through Healthy Schools (including Healthy School London silver and gold awards), Little Steps to Healthy Lives for Children’s Centres, Healthy Lives for After School Clubs and Healthy Futures for Youth Centres.
The Team also support schools with pupil-led interventions and direct support to Families on obesity prevention through free sessions and programmes on healthy lifestyles
The Camden Health and Wellbeing Team deliver FREE healthy lifestyle sessions and programmes hosted in schools and community venues
For Parents and Families in Camden:
- Starting Solids: A 90 minute session for parents with babies 4-6 months who have not started solid foods. Learn about the best time to start solids and foods to start with. Plus tips on foods to avoid and suitable first foods.
- Starting Solids Next Steps: A 90 minute session for parents with babies aged under 12 months who have started solid foods. Learn how to move your baby on to the next stage of solid foods, including finger food and family foods, move from bottle to cup and overcome feeding problems.
For Families in Camden and Islington:
- Families for Life - Early Years (for ages 2 – 4 years) and Primary (for ages 5 – 11 years): A four week healthy eating and active play programme for families covering tasty meal and snack ideas, easy ways to get kids moving more, portion sizes and fussy eating, fun family cooking and eating sessions.
- Families for Life - Family Kitchen (for ages 2- 11years): A six week healthy cooking programme for families providing opportunities to learn cooking techniques and to cook and eat healthy meals together.