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Government proposals on children and young people's mental health

The Government has published its green paper on children and young people’s mental health. The consultation will run until midday on 2nd March, 2018. Read more..

Cook and Eat with Food for Life

The Food for Life programme supports people to improve their physical and mental health by building a better relationship with food. Read more..

A pre-employment project to support for BAME Women

Hackney CVS is looking for local Hackney based charities or community groups with reach into Hackney’s Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Communities who can support local unemployed BAME women residents to reach their aspirations and potential. Read more...

Healthy Next Generation fund now open

Public Health and the CCG are offering grants of up to £8,000 to groups that want to deliver short-term projects or one off activities focusing on addressing the wider influences of childhood obesity.

Applications for funding for 2018/19 open on Wednesday 29 November for projects to be delivered form May 2018. The deadline for application forms is 12 noon, Friday 12 January.

For 2018/19 we're interested in grant applications that explore:

  • cultural attitudes on being a healthy weight
  • what a healthy weight is
  • what a healthy weight looks like throughout childhood

We want to further understand these cultural attitudes to ensure our messages and services concerning healthy eating, physical activity and healthy weight are suitably delivered to support communities in achieving a healthy weight in Hackney.

For more information on the sort of applications we are interested in for 2018/19 and to access the application form Click here.  

Dates set for the next Children's Disability Forum parents Groups.

Source By: City and Hackney

The Children's Disability Forum for City and Hackney runs parent support and information groups where parents of disabled young people can come together and meet each other. The following dates have been set and we ask that you forward any information to parents you know or are working with that may benefit from meeting other parents of disabled young people in City and Hackney. 

All meetings are held at The Huddleston Centre between 11am and 1pm on the set dates: Refreshments are provided.

12th December  - Create your own Christmas cards (materials provided) Come and enjoy a fun time with other parents...there will be cake! Toddlers are welcome! 

16th January - A presentation about Down's Syndrome by Jill Ellis, Paediatrician Consultant at Hackney Ark will be giving a presentation to parents. There will be a chance to ask questions and meet other parents. 

February 14th - A presentation and discussion around Sickle Cell. (speaker yet to be confirmed) Come and share your stories and meet other parents.

All sessions are open to all parents of children with any disability.  

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