Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6RS
015395 52298
Paul Macfarlane Helen Fothergill

Public Health 5-19 - Help and Support for Parents

These pages are here to offer first line information and guidance to you as parents; they include useful links and sign posting to other websites as well as some downloadable resources created by the Cumbria Public Health team around the five health priorities:

  • Health conditions:
  • Digital wellbeing
  • Healthy weight
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Risk taking behaviour.

A lot of these resources can be found on each health priority page in the Public Health 5-19 service resources tab. Click here.

It is important that the school and parents work collaboratively to keep children with medical conditions safe in our school. 

We also need to ensure that children and young people with medical conditions and special educational needs have equal access to the learning environment and activities that the rest of the school population has. 

Where possible we need to encourage self-management of the condition and promote the self-esteem of the child or young person, as many long term conditions can affect their emotional and mental health and wellbeing.

More specialist support for specific conditions can be accessed through the local area specialist nurse e.g. paediatric diabetic nurse or the child's GP practice.