Mental Health and Wellbeing
Winter wellbeing resourcesThere is a lot of joy and happiness associated with the festive season but the colder temperatures and the pressures associated with this time of year can impact many people, adults and children alike. We have attached some resources which we hope will help boost your winter wellbeing.
DCC Public Health Nursing has launched two new websites to provide school age children and their parents/carers with health and wellbeing advice. The websites, developed with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, include evidenced based national content which has been co-designed with parents, carers, children and young people as well as locally written content and information about Devon services
- Health for Kids provides information for primary school aged children and includes games, videos and quizzes. The site consists of four different worlds: Staying Healthy, Illness, Feelings and Getting Help. Each world is populated with different areas for children to learn about their health.
- Health for Teens provides information and advice for young people, including videos, listicles, quizzes, health information, truths and rumours. There are several different sections ranging from feelings, health, lifestyle, relationships and growing up. There is also a ‘your area’ section which includes information on Devon services and advice from local practitioners (www.healthforteens.co.uk/devon). These services pull through below any related content a young person accesses to facilitate improved awareness and access.
The websites follow the launch of Devon’s Health for Under 5s site