Healthy Mind and Healthy Body Week

Updated: 21/10/2020 325 KB

Smoking

Chapelford Village Primary School is a no – smoking school.

Giving up smoking can be difficult on your own. If you would like help to quit smoking altogether NHS Warrington run a free stop smoking service. You can see a stop smoking advisor face to face and clinics are available across Warrington. All the support you receive is free and you can choose between group or one to one support.

For more information about the service contact the stop Smoking Services on 0300 003 0818 or visit the LiveWire lifestyle service website.

Headlice

Having head lice, also called nits, doesn’t mean you’re dirty Children are most commonly affected, but anyone with hair can catch them. Head lice are tiny insects that live in human hair. They’re very small (about the size of a sesame seed) and are browny-grey in colour. They have six legs, each with a claw on the end. They use these to cling on to the hair, they survive by biting the scalp and feeding on blood. This often causes itching, but not always. The female head lice lay eggs in sacs which stick to individual hairs. A baby head louse the hatches seven to ten days later.

If your child has head lice, you might be able to spot the remains of the tiny white eggs in their hair. This is called a ‘nit’. Some people also use the word ‘nit’ to mean ‘head louse’. Ten to fourteen days later, the baby head louse is ready to have babies of its own. Head lice crawl from head to head when you’re close to someone who has them, Children are particularly at risk, because they’re often in close contact with other children at school. However, head lice can’t fly or jump, and it’ very rare to get head lice from a pillow or a towel as they can’t survive away from a human head for very long. How to spot headlice; Headlice can be difficult to detect, even when you closely inspect your child’s head. If you think your child may have head lice:

  • Check your child’s hair. The most common paces for head lice to lurk are in the hair behind the ears and at the nape of the neck.
  • If you still can’t spot any lice, comb the child’s hair with a special ‘nit comb’. These are available from most chemists. It’s easier to spot headlice as they fall out if you comb the hair over a piece of white paper.
  • If headlice are present, you need to treat your child.
  • You should only treat your child if you find live headlice, which confirms a live infestation. Don’t treat ‘just in case’.
  • Headlice are tough. They can’t be killed by washing with normal shampoo or normal combing. Because they reproduce so quickly. You’ve got to kill them before they spread. If your child has headlice, check everyone in the family. You’ll need to treat everyone to get rid of them
  • You can treat headlice by wet-combing hair with a special comb, or by using medicated lotions or sprays available over the counter at pharmacies.

Domestic Abuse Support

Refuge Warrington Independant Domestic Abuse Service - Tel: 01925 243359

Domestic abuse effects the whole family. Don't suffer in silence, talk to someone that can help.

In an emergency, always dial 999

Remember:

  • Domestic violence and abuse can be actual or threatened and can happen once every so often or on a reguar basis
  • It can happen to anyone, in all kinds of relationships
  • People suffer domestic abuse regardless of their social group, class, age, race, disability, sexuality or lifestyle.
  • The abuse can begin at any time - in a new relationship or after many years together
  • Chilldren are affected by domestic abuse both in the short and long term

For further information about Warrington Domestic Abuse Partnership please contact Maria Guidera, Domestic Abuse Coordinator: 01925 4433124 email: mguidera@warrington.gov.uk

Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Footsteps - 'helping you to cope with someone else's drug or alcohol misuse'

Footsteps is run by volunteers, many of whom have experienced drug use in their own family. Our volunteers help family members by listening, giving information, offering support and delivering drug awareness training. Support and counciling is offered to families who have relatives in prison for a drug related offence.

Contact Footsteps on tel: 01925 244524 or 07834 416759, alternatively contact them by email: info@footstepsforfamilies.org

Warrinton community alcohol team (CRI Pathways)

A free and confidential alcohol treatment and recovery service for adults in Warrington

CRI take alcohol treatment out into the heart of Warrington and work closely with local GP's. As well as treating those suffering from alcohol dependency, Pathways also work with community groups and partners to provide education and prevention measures to reduce hazardous drinking and future problems. They offer an emphasis on working in partnership with service users and their communities to choose pathways to improve health and well being. This service will offer integrated and comprehensive care pathways for alcohol treatment, prevention and recovery including:

  • Screening for alcohol use disorders
  • Advice & information
  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Brief interventions and Extended Brief interventions
  • Health and wellbeing assessments
  • Community based alcohol detox and referrals for in-patient detox
  • Acute hospital in -reach
  • Psychosocial interventions to improve health and well being.
  • Recovery Group work programmes
  • 1:1 key worker sessions

For free and confidential advice or information, contact Pathways to Recovery (CRI) on 01925 415176

Out of hours helpline; 07919 558644

Adress: 14-16 Bold Street Warrinton WA1 1DE