NHS Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board
Facts4Life is funded by NHS Gloucestershire ICB which has shown great far-sightedness in supporting a preventative programme that is committed to changing children and families’ attitudes to health and illness over time. Initial funding began in 2012 and commissioners have extended this on a long-term contract to 2023.
Gloucestershire County Council
We are grateful for the ongoing support of Gloucestershire County Council. Public Health helped to fund the evaluation of the programme by the University of the West of England in both primary and secondary schools.
University of the West of England
The University of the West of England initially carried out a full evaluation of the Facts4Life pilot from 2012-15 under the leadership of Jane Powell, Professor of Public Health Economics and Leader of the Public Health & Wellbeing Research Group. The success of the pilot has led to the commissioning of an extended evaluation of our work across the full age range in the primary school and at KS3 within secondary schools.
EHCAP is a non-profit organisation run by Dr Sarah Temple that works with schools and communities to develop emotional resilience. Sarah has more than 25 years experience working with children and young people both within General Practice and Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Like us, she has a special interest in the link between emotional, mental and physical health. We have found much in common in our approaches to supporting young people and have learnt from her work on emotion coaching and the application of Dan Siegel’s teaching on neuroscience. For more information on Sarah’s work, visit http://www.ehcap.co.uk
Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning
We collaborated closely with GHLL during the initial development of Facts4Life materials and are grateful for their significant contribution. Facts4Life complements the GHLL PinK curriculum and provides an overarching approach to health and illness which can be supported by other materials and interventions. Visit http://www.ghll.org.uk