Kids and teen health websites launch across Hertfordshire

Posted: January 18 2017

Two new health websites designed to engage and benefit children and young people across Hertfordshire are now live.

Kids and teen health websites launch across Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire Health for Teens and Health for Kids websites are now live.

Health for Teens and Health for Kids, deliver topical health messages and advice through interactive tools and creative marketing materials. By covering subjects that promote health and wellbeing, the aim is to educate and help young people to make the right choices.

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust’s (HCT) School Nursing Team will manage the local health pages and update them as necessary with the most useful and current information. HCT is working in partnership with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) who came up with the original concept and design of the websites.

Andrea Harrington, Strategic Lead and Operational Manager for School Nursing at HCT, said: “We are delighted to work with LPT and have this opportunity to create Hertfordshire-wide Health for Teens and Kids websites.

“The sites not only give children and young people helpful health and wellbeing guidance, but can be accessed by parents, carers and teachers to utilise the variety of resources available such as interactive games, signpost to other local health services or download relevant information materials.

“People can also search for contact details of their child’s School Nursing Team.”

The Health for Teens website – aimed at those aged 11 to 19 – can be accessed here, it currently contains local information on:

  • ChatHealth – a text messaging service to contact school nurses
  • Immunisations planned
  • Help to quit smoking
  • Preventing cold and flu from spreading.

The Health for Kids website – aimed at those aged four to 11 – can be accessed here, it currently contains local information on:

  • The success of the nasal flu vaccination programme  
  • National Child Measurement Programme
  • Hand hygiene to prevent illnesses
  • About your School Nursing Team.

Helen Thompson, LPT’s Director for Family, Young People and Children’s services, said: “We are delighted that more NHS Trusts are adopting these unique websites. We are confident that just as we have seen in Leicestershire, the websites will facilitate access to the expertise and support of Hertfordshire’s School Nursing Teams, to make a difference to children, young people and families locally.”

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