What is Facts4Life?
A health resilience programme for primary and secondary schools, which:
- helps all take ownership of health
- explores illness
- develops strategies for wellbeing
A training programme and resource that provides opportunities to learn more about physical and mental health within the curriculum. We also provide training and resources for primary teachers in Relationships and Sex Education which incorporate the core ideas of our approach.
We are funded by Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and Public Health, Gloucestershire and are part of an initiative to reduce unnecessary demand on vital health services. Training and resources are currently free to Gloucestershire schools and we are establishing links with other authorities, CCGs and schools who would like to become involved in this innovative approach to health resilience. Please contact us if you would like to know more.
We live in a climate where many worry about health and we often assume that perfect health is attainable. When we are unwell, the medical services should be able to fix us.
And yet, our National Health Service is under real strain and the taboo that stops us learning about illness, both mental and physical, remains in schools.
Never has there been a better time to open up the dialogue for young people, families and the wider community.