health education

Healthy care training manual : a health promotion training programme for foster carers and residential social workers

Training pack comprising information, activity plans and resources for a two-day training course on promoting the health and well-being of looked after children. Included also is information about the Healthy Care Programme and the National Healthy Care Standard.

Effective diffusion and adoption of healthy working practices : a feasibility study

Report of a feasibility study which aimed to establish the parameters of a potential healthy working practices demonstration and research project and ensure that the research focused on answering the right questions.

Review of evidence relating to volatile substance abuse in Scotland

In early 2006, the Scottish Executive Justice Department commissioned a review of the available evidence on volatile substance abuse (VSA) among young people in Scotland, particularly, in relation to the prevalence and nature of VSA, successful prevention of VSA and effective communication of VSA information and messages.

This report details the findings of that review and makes recommendations for the way in which the review of evidence can be used to take forward the volatile substance abuse agenda in Scotland.

Healthy Care

The Healthy Care Programme is funded by the Department for Education and Skills and developed by the National Children’s Bureau. It is a practical means of improving the health and well-being of looked after children and young people in line with the Department of Health Guidance Promoting the Health of Looked After Children (2002) and the Change for Children Programme.

Transforming community services: ambition, action, achievement: transforming services for health, wellbeing and reducing inequalities

One of a series of six transforming community service best practice guides for frontline staff and their leaders which aim to help to deliver High Quality Care for all: the Next Sate Review. Each guide has a similar framework, clearly setting out ambitions, taking action to deliver the action, using best available evidence and demonstrating and measuring achievement.

Choosing mental health : a policy agenda for mental health and public health

This short report provides an overview of Choosing Health, the Government’s recent public health White Paper, from a public mental health perspective. It aims to identify both the gaps and opportunities in the White Paper and to provide a framework for addressing these.

Promoting the health of looked after children : a study to inform revision of the 2002 guidance (Research report DCSF-RR125)

Report of a study undertaken to provide an evidence base for assisting the UK Department for Children, Schools and Families and Department of Health's revision of the guidance on improving the health of looked after children.

Rights, relationships and recovery : the report of the National Review of Mental Health Nursing in Scotland

This review gathered evidence from a variety of sources to examine the current and future contribution of mental health nurses in Scotland to meeting health policy objectives for the care and support of people with mental health problems.

It takes its place as part of a number of initiatives considering the nursing responses to the new health policy agenda in Scotland.

Education for Choice

Website of Education for Choice, the only UK-based educational charity whose purpose is to enable young people to make informed choices about pregnancy and abortion.