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Raising the issue of Weight (Cancelled)

Reason for cancellation
Lyde Green Community Centre, Thistle Close, Lyde Green
Event Tutors
Sarah Cornell
Admin Contact
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Target Audience
CAH Staff / Childminders / GP's / Health Practitioners / Other / Schools / Social Care Staff / Voluntary Sector Workers
target audience
Event Types
Bite Sized Session
Course categories
Children and Young People / Public Health & Wellbeing
Children and Young People subcategories
Children's Social Care / Early Years
Public Health & Wellbeing subcategories
Childhood Obesity / Early Years and School Health / Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
Event description
Overweight children are more likely to have poorer mental and emotional health, with many experiencing teasing and bullying linked to their weight. They may have low self-esteem, be socially isolated and be regularly absent from school. They are also more likely to become obese adults with a higher risk of chronic ill health, disability and premature mortality.

Professionals & practitioners in health, education and social care have a professional responsibility to help families recognise and acknowledge the importance of a healthy weight.

Like many sensitive subjects, it is often the way in which the issue is talked about rather than the issue itself that causes problems for both practitioner and family. The stigma attached to obesity makes it harder for practitioners and families to talk openly and constructively about it.
A key first step in supporting families to make lifestyle changes is initiating a conversation. This course aims to build confidence in raising the issue of weight with parents and carers and how to support them to take steps towards positive action.
Learning outcomes
To identify the barriers to discussing weight
To use appropriate language
To increase confidence in raising the issue of weight in own setting
To increase awareness on how to support and refer families into a relevant service
Start Date
Tuesday 2 July 2019
End Date
Tuesday 2 July 2019
Closing Date
Monday 1 July 2019
09:30 - 12:00
Maximum Places
Number of Sessions
Certificate expiry
Pass/Fail event