Tagged: children

Improved mental health therapies for children

Girl sitting against a wall

One in ten children aged 5-16 years has a clinically diagnosable mental health problem. At any one time, more than a million children will have a diagnosable mental health disorder … Read more → – Improved mental health therapies for children

Cigarette sales from vending machines banned

stubbed out cigarettes

The sale of tobacco from vending machines is now prohibited across England. The ban has been introduced to prevent under-age sales to children and to support adults who are trying … Read more → – Cigarette sales from vending machines banned

National Cancer Programme bulletin, issue 21, September 2011

The latest edition of the National Cancer Programme bulletin has been issued today. The bulletin aims to provide you with updated information about relevant policy and implementation news for the … Read more → – National Cancer Programme bulletin, issue 21, September 2011

Viroflu vaccine and risk of fever in children under 5 years

A letter from Professor D M Salisbury, Director of Immunisation, advises clinicians to avoid use of Viroflu vaccine in children aged under five years because of an increased risk of … Read more → – Viroflu vaccine and risk of fever in children under 5 years

Change4life partners with LazyTown to reach under-fives

cartoon characters from Lazytown

Change4Life is teaming up with the popular children’s TV show, LazyTown, and its superhero Sportacus, to encourage two to five year olds to be more active and eat healthier food … Read more → – Change4life partners with LazyTown to reach under-fives

A rapid review of the National Child Measurement Programme

In spring 2011, we commissioned the Thomas Coram Research Unit to undertake an independent review of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). Its aim was to take stock of progress … Read more → – A rapid review of the National Child Measurement Programme

Get kids active this summer

Mother and child swimming

The Really Big Summer Adventure is the latest campaign from Change4Life. The aim is to inspire children and families to keep active and eat healthily over the summer holidays with … Read more → – Get kids active this summer