Headlines Childhood obesity in increasing in Wakefield. Today, in England, nearly a third of children aged 2 to 15 are overweight or obese. Globally, the younger generation are becoming obese at earlier stages and staying obese for longer. 21% of Year 6 children (10 to 11 years old) in Wakefield are classified as obese, and … Continue reading "Childhood Obesity"
Long term conditions (LTCs) are health conditions that can’t, at present, be cured but can be controlled by medication and therapies. LTCs include diseases such as asthma, diabetes and epilepsy. People with LTCs are more likely to see their GP, be admitted to hospital, stay longer in hospital and children with LTCs are more likely to miss … Continue reading "Long-Term Conditions"
Headlines The Population Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, … Continue reading "Sexual Health"
Headlines The Population Injuries are a leading cause of hospitalisation and represent a major cause of premature mortality for children and young people. They are also a source of long-term health issues, including mental health problems. They can affect any child aged under 19 in the district. This equates to around 71,000 children in the … Continue reading "Child and Adolescent Accidents and Injuries"
Headlines The Population Oral health is important to general health and wellbeing; tooth decay is a predominantly preventable disease that can reduce quality of life and is expensive to treat. It can particularly disturb a child’s quality of life by causing pain and infection that may result in sleep deprivation and time off from school. … Continue reading "Oral Health"
Headlines The Population Emotional health and wellbeing, also referred to as mental health, affects an individual’s ability to cope and manage with change, transition and life events. Being emotionally resilient and having positive mental health will assist children and young people with their transition into adulthood. The majority of adult mental health disorders have their … Continue reading "Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing"