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Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Email: safeguardingboard@lewisham.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8314 3396

Health Improvement Training Programme 2017-2018

Welcome to the Lewisham Health Improvement Training Programme for 2017-2018.

The development of the training programme for 2017/18 has been designed to meet the priorities outlined in the Lewisham Health and Wellbeing Strategy Plan 2015-18.

Lewisham has nine priority areas to be addressed over the next nine years, which include the following:

  • Overarching Health and Wellbeing
  • Achieving a healthy weight
  • Increasing the number of people who survive colorectal, breast and lung cancer for 1-5 years.
  • Improving Immunisation uptake
  • Reducing alcohol harm
  • Preventing the uptake of smoking among children and young people and reducing the numbers of people smoking
  • Improving mental health and wellbeing
  • Improving sexual health
  • Reducing Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

In addition to the above priority areas Lewisham Health Improvement team have are committed to delivery of training in the following areas.

  • Substance misuse
  • Child and Maternal Health

Local and national health improvement priorities form the basis for the training programme, for which courses are targeted at individuals working or volunteering in Lewisham. By participating in the programme, attendees are able to develop and strengthen health improvement skills and competencies.

The health improvement training team aim to deliver quality assured training which equips participants with the skills to identify opportunities for health promotion and facilitate key health messages within their respective work and community settings.

A number of courses advertised in the brochure contribute to the Lewisham way (council competencies) as well as to the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) that is often used in the health sector. The KSF is equally relevant to the skills and competency required to undertake health improvement work in other settings (see pages 38-39).

We trust you will find these learning opportunities inspiring and we look forward to seeing you on our courses.

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