Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) school nurses have launched a ground-breaking new website ‘Health for Kids’. Developed with the help of over 60 children from local primary schools, the unique website is the first NHS website that has been created especially for children to learn about staying healthy and looking after their health. The website was launched recently at the National Space Centre with the children involved. Visit www.healthforkids.co.uk
The website features a diverse range of health topics from bullying to brushing teeth, allergies to bereavement. The games, videos, and interactive content have been written and overseen by experts from across LPT services including school nursing, health improvement, smoking cessation, dietetics, paediatricians, and mental health. There is now a section about the flu immunisation programm under Staying Healthy-Stopping Flu
Separate sections for parents and teachers provide further advice.
The website content is presented through four themed worlds: ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ (Staying Healthy), ‘Water World’ (Feelings), ‘Space World’ (Illness), and ‘Magical World’ (Getting help). Each ‘world’ presents health advice through fun facts, quizzes, games or film.
Watch this film about the National Child Measurement Programme.
Natalie Driver School Nurse
Loughborough Hospital Epinal Way Loughborough LE11 5JY 01509 564430