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Health and Wellbeing Team (Camden Council)

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.

Contact details

Contact Name
Health and Wellbeing Team
Telephone
020 7974 6736
E-mail
[email protected]
Website
https://www.camden.gov.uk/ 

Address

Address
5 Pancras Square
London
Postcode
N1C 4AG

Further details

Parent Body
Camden Council Supporting People Directorate.
Last checked date
28/09/2017
Record ID
40062

Local Offer

About Local Offer
Local Offer Age Bands
Preparing for Adult Life 14-25
Children under 5
School Age Children & Young People 5-18
Where is the service located and what areas does it cover?

We are based at 5 Pancras Square and work across the borough in Camden children’s centres, nurseries, community venues, after school clubs, youth centres, mainstream schools, special schools and Pupil Referral Units (PRUs).  We also deliver the Families for Life programme across both Camden and Islington.

Who does your service provide for?

Staff and children and young people at children’s centres, nurseries, community venues, after school clubs, youth centres, primary, secondary and Pupil Referral Units. Our Families for Life programme is for families with children aged 2-11 years old.

How can a child or young person start using the service?

Requests for support in children’s centres, schools, after school clubs or youth centres can be made directly to the team by staff in those settings.  Families interested in the Families for Life programme can book directly by ringing or emailing the team and staff can also refer families they feel would benefit. 

How are decisions made about eligibility for your service?

Our support is free, universal, and is open to all settings in Camden.  The Families for Life programme is open to all families in Camden and Islington with children aged 2-11 years old.  

How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making/planning?

Communication is through flyers, emails and telephone calls.  Families are asked for feedback on programmes and consulted on topics to cover.

Is your service fully accessible?

The settings where we work are accessible. 

What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had/or will be they be getting?

Some school improvement consultants are teachers and will have had training in supporting children and young people with special educational needs. Health improvement practitioners and officers have not had specialist training.

Who should a service user contact if they want to raise a concern or complain about something?

Any service user who would like to raise a concern or complain about something should contact the following postal address Gill Morris, Senior Health and Wellbeing and Cross Phase Adviser, Education (Achievement and Aspiration), Supporting People, London Borough of Camden, Camden Town Hall (for 5 Pancras Square) London, WC1H 9JE or telephone: 020 7974 7302

Who can a parent carer/young person contact for further information?

For further information please ring Camden Health and Wellbeing Team on 020 7974 6736 or email [email protected]

The Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Camden Local Authority. Any service or provider mentioned in this Local Offer, does not represent a recommendation or endorsement of the service or quality of the service provided. You are responsible for undertaking your own checks to determine suitability of the service and provider.

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