What is Facts4Life?

Facts4Life is a new way of thinking about health

Facts4Life is a new way of thinking about our health which challenges commonly held beliefs about illness and builds resilience. We do this by exploring three key ideas:

  • Riding the Ups and Downs – sometimes we feel well, sometimes not. That’s normal
  • Keeping Balanced – we often don’t recognise that most of the time, most of us get better from most illnesses without medical help
  • Smoothing the Path – we can learn to take greater responsibility for our health and respond positively to life’s challenges 
Facts4Life is about keeping things in balance
How we work

How we work

We work across the community, providing training for practitioners and teachers in Early Years settings, Primary and Secondary schools.

We have developed a wealth of resources to support young people’s physical and mental health.

We train Family Support Workers so that whole families can benefit from our approach.

Our work in Gloucestershire is funded by NHS Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board, but our training and resources are available to all.

Contact us to find out how we can support your setting.

Who is Facts4Life for?

Facts4Life is for anyone working with or supporting children and young people.

We live in a climate where many worry about health and we often assume that perfect health is attainable. These unrealistic expectations can lead to the idea that medical services should be able to step in and fix us whenever we feel unwell.

We believe that by developing a language to talk about our experience of health and illness, we are then able to take greater ownership of the factors that affect us. We have shown that by building our understanding, we can develop positive attitudes and change behaviour.

Never has there been a better time to open up the dialogue for young people, families and the wider community.

Who is Facts4Life for?

Find out more about Facts4Life and how we make a difference

Watch our animated video for a short introduction to Facts4Life
See how a Gloucestershire primary school has integrated Facts4Life into its curriculum
Two practicing GPs discuss why they believe our approach to health education training works