Viv Bennett, the Department of Health’s Director of Nursing, recently posted a great blog on how consulting with young people makes for more effective Public Health messages.
Titled “Nothing about us without us”, she comments on how “listening to children and young people is core to PHE and Department of Health values”. For 5 years now that is exactly what we have been doing with our R U Different? programme which uncovers real attitudes and perceptions of young people on numerous topics including tobacco, alcohol, sex & relationships and drugs. Schools can then use this information as a framework for PHSE lessons whilst ticking all important Ofsted boxes. Read the rest of this entry »
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It might now be that time when you are thinking about how your School or Local Authority might deliver it’s PSHE or Health objectives next term.
Finding the right delivery partner to positively impact the lives of Young People however can be tricky, so we’ll start by looking at a few of the things we can support you with that others often overlook. Read the rest of this entry »
This entry was posted in Alcohol Reduction, Education and PSHE, Healthy Eating, Public Health, Social Marketing, Social Norms and tagged alcohol reduction, drugs, health and lifestyle survey, health objectives, local authorities, PSHE, smoking, social marketing, social norms, teenage smoking, young people.
Those of you who work directly with young people will know that the direct approach rarely works. You can tell a teenager till you’re blue in the face that risk taking behaviours are a very bad idea, but he won’t hear you, even while he nods and smiles. Read the rest of this entry »
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