About Facts4Life

What is Facts4Life?

What is Facts4Life?

Facts4Life is a new way of thinking about health

Facts4Life Background

F4L Background

Dr. Hugh van’t Hoff explains the F4L approach to health education

Facts4Life Team

The Facts4Life Team

Find out who’s who on the Facts4Life Team

Evaluation of F4L


Read about the evaluation of the Facts4Life project, including a detailed study by the University of the West of England

F4L in Action

Read about Facts4Life in Action at three Gloucestershire schools.



Read the various questions we’ve been asked by teachers, health professionals, parents and carers.

Our Partners

Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group


NHS Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board

Our work in Gloucestershire 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 2025.


Gloucestershire County Council

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.

The University of the West of England

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.

The University of the West of England


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

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