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Screening children for mental health difficulties in school settings

The aim of the work was to review the evidence for mental health screening and identification programmes based in schools and to judge whether current evidence fulfils selected UK National Screening...

A transdisciplinary approach to adolescent safeguarding education

Adolescent safeguarding education has been a key area of interest for the researcher over the last 4 years, this started in their first research study with learners on a children's pre-registration...

Supporting young people with type 1 diabetes: experiences from healthcare professionals in Sweden

‘Young people with type 1 diabetes are dependent upon competent and accessible healthcare to manage their self care, immediate health and wellbeing in daily life, in addition to managing their...

Girlguides' awareness of and attitudes towards sun risks and sun-protective behaviours

‘… adolescents should be considered a priority group for targeted interventions to improve sun protection behaviour, with [ultraviolet radiation] exposure during childhood and adolescence being of...

What factors influence measles, mumps and rubella vaccine hesitancy among parents? A systematic review

‘…parents appreciate balanced information about the risks and benefits of a vaccine, in a timely manner, from a trusted health professional, such as a health visitor.’ .

Implementing new consent procedures for schools-based human papillomavirus vaccination: a qualitative study

‘The new procedures allowed all eligible young women to attend, irrespective of whether they had returned a parental consent form.’ .

The role of the school nurse in tackling serious youth violence: an analysis of healthcare provision

Primary prevention is at the core of public health and the school nursing service, with school nurses having expertise in preventative health care (Royal College of Nursing, 2020). The ‘Healthy Child...

Exposure of children to television food advertisements: an observational analysis

‘Television advertisements provide an effective medium for food companies to target children and influence their food choices…Multiple systematic reviews have shown that child exposure to television...

Assessment of preschool children's sleep habits in relation to the time spent watching television

The main aims were to assess preschool children's TV viewing habits and sleep habits, as well as the way the time spent watching TV affects children's sleep patterns..

Enhancing mental health literacy in schools through staff training: An integrative review

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2020) in the United States, 9.4% of children aged 2–17 years have been diagnosed with ADHD. Among children aged 3–17 years, 7.4% have...

Using narrative messages to improve parents' experience of learning that a child has overweight

This work provides insight into a novel application of health communication theory, by investigating the acceptability and feasibility of using narrative messages to enhance parents' responses to NCMP...

FIT: A community-engaged approach to health and physical education

‘…the development and mastery of selected physical abilities early in life are prerequisites for continued participation in moderate to vigorous physical activity…’ .

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