Children and young people's wellbeing

Improving children’s health and wellbeing means giving every child the best start in life and supporting children and young people to achieve the best health and wellbeing outcomes possible. We can do this by supporting families from the very start, right through to children becoming adults, and giving additional support where this is needed.

Sure Start (0-4)

From pregnancy through to primary school, Sure Start Children's Centres support children and their families. They offer services for everyone, but especially for families at times when life is a bit of a struggle. Each children's centre aims to provide services that are tailored to their community's needs.

There are seven Sure Start centres located around the borough.

Children (those aged 4-10)

Waverley is a fantastic borough to grow up in. With beautiful parks and countryside (including Frensham Ponds and Phillips Memorial Park), over 60 play areas, five skateparks and summer activities such as the Surrey Youth Games, there are plenty of opportunities for children to socialise while staying fit, healthy and active.

Young People (11-18 year olds)

Whether it’s having good relationships at home, feeling safe and supported at school or getting involved in non-recreational groups or activities, young people experience increased wellbeing by having strong social/family networks. In Waverley we know that getting involved in the community can never start too early and experience gained in your teenage years stands you in good stead for a career in later life. There are loads of volunteering and coaching opportunities available, alongside youth clubs and activities, right across the borough.

Child and adolescent mental health

In the UK around one in ten children and young people have problems with their mental health or emotional well-being at some stage. Surrey CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) helps young people cope when they are feeling sad, worried or troubled.

Alive 'N' Kicking

Alive 'N' Kicking is a highly successful children’s lifestyle weight management service that helps overweight children and young people and their families to reach and maintain a healthier weight. 

Alive N Kicking is commissioned by Surrey County Council to deliver free healthy lifestyles programmes to children and young people aged 5-19 years in the county who are on/above 91st centile.

Programmes in Waverley will be starting in September, families and young people can sign up for the courses directly with Alive N Kicking.  To sign up or for further information please contact Alive N Kicking on 01483 600524 or surrey@ank.uk.com or visit the ANK website.  

 

Page owner: Carmella Anderson. Last updated: 19/09/2017 14:19