Category Archives: Children

SPOTLIGHT ON NATIONAL SCHOOL SPORT WEEK

Guest Blog by Ali Oliver, Chief Executive, Youth Sport Trust With the European football championships underway in France and the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games on the horizon it is set to be another memorable summer of sporting excitement, and hopefully … Continue reading

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Bad for your health: What can be done about Britain’s long hours’ culture?

Guest Blog from Working Families Recent research by Working Families shows that parents are having to work longer than their contracted hours on a regular basis¹, with fathers putting in the longest hours.  This is despite fathers wanting to play a greater … Continue reading

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Questions that need an answer: Mental Illness

As the statistics below demonstrate, the need for treatment, prevention and early intervention for people who experience different mental illnesses is acute, yet services are still woefully under-resourced. We encourage you to ask these questions at all opportunities and campaign … Continue reading

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Parents of children taking antipsychotic drugs require more support

Guest blog from a Clinical Nurse Specialist, CAMHS The ‘Family Intensive Support Service’ is a team within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, working with children and young people who have a moderate to severe learning disability, challenging behaviour … Continue reading

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Politicians should focus on child health

Guest Blog by Dr Iseult Roche A focus towards children’s  health and well-being, both physical and emotional has been called for following research initiated by The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health  – which highlighted concerns that children’s health … Continue reading

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British Heart Foundation and 2020health on the same page

2020health welcomes the latest report published by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) ‘The 21st Century Gingerbread House’. What particularly resonated with us where the two calls to action: • To protect children the UK Government should introduce consistent regulations across … Continue reading

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Pound for pound: the economic case for weight loss

Guest Blog by Matt James, Senior Researcher at 2020health Name calling is not pleasant but sometimes behind the hurt and the pain there is a degree of truth. In 2013 the World Health Organization (WHO) called Britain the ‘Fat man … Continue reading

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Lifting the scales from our eyes

Guest Blog by Matt James, Senior Researcher at 2020health Whatever types of interventions are introduced to address the obesity challenge, ultimately it is only the individual who can take the necessary steps to eat healthily, keep to a healthy weight … Continue reading

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From Royal engagement to community engagement

A guest blog post by Peter Ellis, Chief Executive of the Richard House Children’s Hospice We were delighted, if a little surprised, to welcome two television news crews to our opening celebrations for Children’s Hospice Week (CHW) earlier this month. While I’d … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot: Waiting for Decisions on UK Pharmaceutical Pricing

Little has been heard over how confidential talks between the Government and the pharmaceutical industry are progressing towards the goal of having a new, voluntary UK drug pricing system in place in 2014. In the eyes of the pharmaceutical companies … Continue reading

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