Health and Wellbeing

Handy tips for treating an injury or allergy

Handy tips for treating an injury or allergy

Having some knowledge of First Aid is always a great skill to have and while we can’t qualify you to be a First Aider, these tips will help if there is an emergency and you’re waiting for a FirstAider or emergency services to arrive. If isn’t recommended to do CPR or give mouth to mouth… Read More…

Simple ways to make healthy packed lunches

Simple ways to make healthy packed lunches

Gone are the days when you could rock up to school with a bag of crisps, a sandwich, an apple and a bar of chocolate, with more awareness of allergies and an encouragement to be healthy, packing a lunchbox can be a daunting task. There is the fear of getting it wrong, or that your… Read More…

Fermenting with kids

Fermenting with kids

Fermenting food is a fun and nutritionally beneficial practice to get kids involved with. Katy Hofstede-Smith explains how to get little cooks interested in trying, eating and fermenting their favourite veggies this summer.  “There are so many health benefits to fermenting that I have been a long term convert and as I grew up on… Read More…

The Benefits of Owning a Pet

The Benefits of Owning a Pet

Over the last couple of years, pet ownership has increased in the UK, but if you haven’t yet taken the plunge and you have pressure from the kids to add a furry friend to your family, here are some of the benefits of having a pet.   Can help teach children responsibility Whether it is… Read More…

February half term food support to combat holiday hunger

February half term food support to combat holiday hunger

Somerset County Council is once again working with schools to provide food vouchers to families eligible for Free School Meals to combat holiday hunger over the February half-term. The Council has helped provide food vouchers to those children in need of support during the school holidays since October 2020, providing a much-needed boost to families… Read More…

£15k donated to children’s bereavement support group

£15k donated to children’s bereavement support group

Bath & North East Somerset Council has donated £15,000, raised from the recycling of metals reclaimed from Bath’s Haycombe Crematorium, to a local charity which offers bereavement support to children and young people. Josephine’s Star provides one-to-one support sessions with trained volunteers to children and young people who’ve suffered a significant bereavement. The charity also… Read More…

Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week

During the month of February, there is a real focus on the mental health of children and young people, especially during Children’s Mental Health Week which this year takes place between 7th – 13th Feb. This year’s week will have a theme of “Growing Together”, which will encourage young people and the adults in their… Read More…

Let the fizz go for your pocket and your health

Let the fizz go for your pocket and your health

Fizz Free February has launched in Somerset this month encouraging everyone to make the pledge to #gofizzfree for better health. Somerset County Council is backing the campaign, encouraging people to ditch sugary drinks for twenty-eight days. The aim is to raise awareness of the health implications of drinking fizzy drinks which often contain high amounts… Read More…

Growing together to support children’s mental health

Growing together to support children’s mental health

During this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week (7-13 February), Somerset County Council is working with ‘Young Somerset’ to encourage children to consider how they have grown, and how they can help others to grow as part of this year’s ‘Growing Together’ theme. Children and young people are coming through a period of unprecedented disruption which… Read More…

How to get a good night’s sleep

How to get a good night’s sleep

A good night’s sleep is often few and far between, with kids, stress and everything else we have going on it can be hard to have a good 8 hours a night. Good sleep helps us maintain a healthy life – it helps with controlling your weight, repairing your body, supporting your mental health and… Read More…

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