Schools

Warwickshire Health and Wellbeing Services and Support for Schools

 

Smart Start

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Summary: Smart Start is a 3 year programme designed to give children in Warwickshire the best start in life. Warwickshire County Council is working with providers of
early years’ education, social care and health services to look at how best to improve outcomes for children aged 0-5 years and how best to support their parents or carers.
Website: http://warwickshire.gov.uk/smartstart
Email: smartstart@warwickshire.gov.uk

Commissioner contact details 
Programme Lead: Helen King, Deputy Director of Public Health
Email: helenking@warwickshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01926 413759

Programme Coordinator: Monika Rozanski, Public Health Officer
Email: monikarozanski@warwickshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01926 413759

 

Health Visiting

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Summary: Provides the Healthy Child Programme to ensure a healthy start for your child, ongoing support for parents, and access to a range of community based services and resources. The service helps to prepare adults for parenthood in the weeks leading up to birth, and then continues to support families afterwards.
Website: https://www.swft.nhs.uk/our-services/children-and-young-peoples-services/health-visiting
Email: healthvisiting@warwickshire.nhs.uk

Commissioner contact details
Kate Sahota, Commissioning and Performance Lead—Health Improvement
Email: katesahota@warwickshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01926 413763

 

Family Nurse Partnership

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Summary: The Family Nurse Partnership work to improve the health and wellbeing of children and families in the crucial first years of life. Their community teams offer friendly support and advice and work closely with GPs, children’s centres, midwives, school nurses and the wider local community. The service is universal to all children and families, with a wider service to those with additional needs.
Website: https://www.swft.nhs.uk/our-services/children-and-young-peoples-services/family-nurse-partnership

Commissioner contact details
Kate Sahota, Commissioning and Performance Lead—Health Improvement
Email: katesahota@warwickshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01926 413763

 

Warwickshire School Health and Wellbeing Service

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Summary: Compass provides the Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service (formerly known as the ‘School Nursing Service’). This confidential service is freely available to all school-aged children and young people from 5-19 years old (up to 25 years old for people with special educational needs) and their families and carers.
Website: http://www.compass-uk.org/compass-warwickshire-schools/
Tel: 03300 245 204
Email: warwickshireSH&WBService@compass-uk.org

Commissioner contact details
Kate Sahota, Commissioning and Performance Lead—Health Improvement
Email: katesahota@warwickshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01926 413763

Lifestyles

Food for Life

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Summary: Food for Life Partnership is offered in targeted schools across Warwickshire for children, families and staff in these schools to learn about whole food culture i.e. growing, menu planning, eating healthily.
Website: http://www.foodforlife.org.uk/early-years
Email: ffl@foodforlife.org.uk

Commissioner contact details
Fran Poole, Health Improvement: Performance and Commissioning Lead
Email: franpoole@warwickshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01926 413781

 

Fitter Futures—Change Makers Family Weight Management

Summary: Change Makers family weight management service provides a free 9 week healthy eating and physical activity programme. The programme takes a whole family approach and sessions take place after school in a variety of leisure and school settings across the county.  This service is part of Fitter Futures Warwickshire.
Website: https://www.fitterfutureswarwickshire.co.uk/get-started/family-weight-management
Tel: 024 7640 0594
Email: fitterfutures@nbleisuretrust.org

Commissioner contact details
Fran Poole, Commissioning and Performance Lead—Health Improvement
Email: franpoole@warwickshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01926 413781

 

Fitter Futures Warwickshire, Physical Activity/Healthy Lifestyles on Referral Service

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Summary: This service offers a 12 week personalised physical activity/healthy lifestyle programme for young people aged 12 to 15 (must attend with an adult 18+) and for adults aged 16+. There is an eligibility criteria for the service and individuals must be referred by a heath/social care professional or a pharmacy.

To find out more about the eligibility criteria visit: https://fitterfutureswarwickshire.co.uk/get-started/get-fit. There is a cost to this service which is discounted.
Website: www.fitterfutureswarwickshire.co.uk
Tel: 024 7640 0594
Email: fitterfutures@nbleisuretrust.org

Commissioner contact details
Fran Poole, Health Improvement Performance and Commissioning Lead
Email: franpoole@warwickshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01926 413781

 

Fitter Futures Warwickshire, Weight Management on Referral Service

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Summary: This service provides 12 weeks of weight management support for young people aged 12 to 16 and for adults aged 16+ .  There is an eligibility criteria for the service and individuals must be referred by a heath/social care professional or a pharmacy.

To find out more about the eligibility criteria visit: https://fitterfutureswarwickshire.co.uk/get-started/adult-weight-management. There is a choice of two services: Weight Busters (for adults aged 16+) or Slimming World (for young people aged 11-15 – must attend with an adult 18+).
Website: www.fitterfutureswarwickshire.co.uk
Tel: 024 7640 0594
Email: fitterfutures@nbleisuretrust.org

Commissioner contact details
Fran Poole, Health Improvement Performance and Commissioning Lead
Email: franpoole@warwickshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01926 413781

 

Fitter Futures Warwickshire, Healthy Lifestyles for 0-5s

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Summary: HENRY is an evidence-based 8 week programme that works with parents and carers with children 0-5 years old, helping them to develop a healthier and more active lifestyle for the whole family. Henry is a universal programme that can help and support everyone with a baby or young child following these five themes: parenting confidence, physical activity, what children and families eat, family lifestyle habits, and enjoying life as a family.

HENRY is free to join and a creche is available for the children. HENRY programmes are delivered across Warwickshire by health visitors and community nursery nurses who have been specifically trained as HENRY group facilitators
Website: www.fitterfutureswarwickshire.co.uk
Tel: 024 7640 0594
Email: fitterfutures@nbleisuretrust.org

Commissioner contact details
Fran Poole, Health Improvement Performance and Commissioning Lead
Email: franpoole@warwickshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01926 413781

 

Heart Shield Programme

Summary: Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service in partnership with Public Health have developed a training programme for students to learn life saving skills. The main aim of the programme is to help ensure secondary school students are trained in emergency life support skills such as Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
Website: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fireandrescue

Commissioner contact details
Paula Mawson, Health Improvement Commissioning and Performance Lead: Mental Health
Email: paulamawson@warwickshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01926 413713

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Wellbeing for Warwickshire

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Summary: Wellbeing for Warwickshire offers support, information and signposting for individuals 16 years and over residing in Warwickshire who have an interest in improving their mental health and wellbeing. The programme of services is provided through a mixture of peer support drop-in networks, one to one confidential support, workshops, walk-ins and information outreaches at various locations across Warwickshire.
Website: www.cwmind.org.uk/wbw
Tel: 02477 712288
Email: wbw@cwmind.org.uk

Commissioner contact details
Paula Mawson, Health Improvement Commissioning and Performance Lead: Mental Health
Email: paulamawson@warwickshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01926 413713

 

Big White Wall

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Summary: The Big White Wall is an innovative online mental health service, which aims to support people aged 16 plus who are feeling under stress and strain to feel better. It is a safe online community of people who are anxious, down or not coping who support and help each other by sharing what’s troubling them, guided by trained professionals. This service is free for Warwickshire residents. Visit the website and insert your postcode.
Website: www.bigwhitewall.com
Tel: 0203 7418080
Email: theteam@bigwhitewall.com

Commissioner contact details
Paula Mawson, Health Improvement Commissioning and Performance Lead: Mental Health
Email: paulamawson@warwickshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01926 413713

 

Books on Prescripion

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Summary: The Sorted! book collections help children, young people and parents with common problems and situations, such as parents separating, the loss of someone close, anger, and sadness, anxiety and worry. All of the books are available for anyone to borrow from Warwickshire Libraries. Sorted! It’s All About Me is aimed at adolescents concerned about issues for young people, including common concerns and specific issues, such as eating disorders and self harm.

The recommended books were chosen by young people for young people. The books are also likely to be useful for parents, carers and anyone working with young people. Mini Sorted! collections are picture books for children, intended for parents, carers and anyone working with young children to share, to help with understanding an issue, and expressing and talking about worries. The recommended books were chosen by parents and children. Both collections are endorsed by health professionals working with children and young people, and are available for anyone to borrow.

How to access: 
The books are available to all children, young people, parents and carers. The books are available to borrow from libraries and some secondary schools and colleges. Visit the website for more information: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/sorted .

Sexual Health and Relationships

Spring Fever

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Summary: Spring Fever is tailored to the sexual development phases of children. It offers an age appropriate method of acquiring the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed. As a result, children are better prepared for any subsequent sexual contacts in later life. They also better understand relationships and sexual health. Spring Fever offers fun and responsible support in providing relationships and sexual health education.

Schools that have given senior management support to the programme have noticed the benefits, not only to the children, but also the school itself. Teachers notice that the children become more open both in asking questions about human sexuality and in their interaction with one another.
Website: https://springfeveruk.wordpress.com/

Commissioner contact details
Etty Martin, Sexual Health Commissioning Lead
Email: ettymartin@warwickshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01926 413730

Luke Carter, Respect Yourself Campaign Manager
Email: lukecarter@warwickshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01926 419484

 

Doing It!

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Summary: Doing It! Is a sex positive Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) programme for Teachers and the young people they work with. The package covers work and campaigns suitable for all years groups from 7-13 and is a complete package of training and resources to be used in secondary schools across Warwickshire.
Website: http://www.goingofftherails.co.uk/doing-it/

Commissioner contact details
Etty Martin, Sexual Health Commissioning Lead
Email: ettymartin@warwickshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01926 413730

Luke Carter, Respect Yourself Campaign Manager
Email: lukecarter@warwickshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01926 419484

 

Respect Yourself

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Summary: A web based resource that is safe and reliable, where young people can explore issues that are important to them. The site is monitored and supported by professionals who provide answers to encourage young people to take control of their relationships and to move at a pace they are comfortable with. There is emphasis on the emotional side of relationships as well as covering the physical aspects.
Website: https://respectyourself.info/

Commissioner contact details
Etty Martin, Sexual Health Commissioning Lead
Email: ettymartin@warwickshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01926 413730

Luke Carter, Respect Yourself Campaign Manager
Email: lukecarter@warwickshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01926 419484

 

Sexual Health Warwickshire 

integrated-sexual-healthSummary: Sexual Health Warwickshire is a free, confidential and easily accessible NHS service. We provide a complete range of contraception and sexual health services, including family planning, pregnancy testing and full sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing, including for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and Syphilis.
Website: http://www.sexualhealthwarwickshire.nhs.uk/
Tel: 0300 123 6644

Commissioner contact details
Etty Martin, Sexual Health Commissioning Lead
Email: ettymartin@warwickshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01926 413730

 

The Blue Sky Centre

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Summary: A Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) is a single location operating 24/7. Any victim, women, men and children, of sexual assault can receive medical care, forensic medical examination (if appropriate), police intervention and various other support services. The SARC in Warwickshire is called the Blue Sky Centre.
Website: www.blueskycentre.org.uk 
Tel: 02476 865505 
Email: geh-tr.theblueskycentre@nhs.net

Commissioner contact details
Etty Martin, Sexual Health Commissioning Lead
Email: ettymartin@warwickshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01926 413730

Smoking

Quit4Good

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Summary: 2 types of quit smoking services: Face-to-face with a Stop Smoking Advisor in a venue near you. This is 12 week programme of regular appointments and stop smoking medication. On-line stop smoking service. This is a 12 week free programme of regular emails, access to a forum of quitters and expert Stop Smoking Advisors.
Website: www.quit4good.co.uk
Tel: 0800 0852917
Email: smokefreewarwickshire@nhs.net

Commissioner contact details
Sue Wild, Commissioning Lead, Health Improvement
Email: suewild@warwickshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01926 413795

Drugs and Alcohol

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Summary: Compass Young Person’s Service provides a peripatetic, confidential, targeted & specialist support to young people under the age of 18 who are using or at risk of using drugs and alcohol. 
Website: http://www.compass-uk.org/young-personsservices
Tel: 0800 088 7248

Commissioner contact details
Will Johnston, Joint Commissioning Manager (Adult Treatment and Care)
Email: willjohnston@warwickshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01926 412411

Protecting your health

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Warwickshire County Council, Public Health provides information and advice for schools around infection control, flu vaccinations and immunisations. The information is available online and free resources are available to download.

Infection Control and Immunisations
Remember you can help prevent the spread of infections by checking children have had their routine immunisations, maintaining a clean environment and ensuring good personal hygiene (among staff and children), especially ensuring regular hand washing.

To download a copy of the infection control guidance poster visit: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/immunisation

It has been produced by Warwickshire County Council and Coventry City Council Public Health departments in response to the need for consistent infection control advice for families and staff who work in schools and other childcare setting. It supports the Public Health England (PHE) campaign to encourage people to get vaccinated and to be aware of the signs and symptoms of some common childhood illnesses.

The poster provides a summary of the current PHE guidance on infection control in schools and other childcare settings. Please visit: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/immunisation to access the full guidance document.

Visit: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/immunisation to find out about the immunisations which are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the ages at which they should ideally be given.

Website: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/immunisation
Tel: 0344 225 3560 (West Midlands Health Protection Team)

Flu vaccinations
In Warwickshire one in three people are entitled to a free flu vaccination, yet every year thousands of people run the lottery of catching the potentially deadly illness rather than having the vaccine. Children and adults with a serious medical condition, adults 65 and over, pregnant women, carers, and people living in long stay residential care home are entitled to a free flu vaccination. This year in Warwickshire all 2, 3 and 4 year olds and children in school years 1, 2 and 3 are also being offered the free flu vaccination.

Free promotional resources are available to download on our website: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/flu

To find out more visit: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/flu or contact your GP, Pharmacy or School Nurse.