Well Webinars for Schools
Still inspiring young people to embrace a healthy lifestyle
Educating our young people about the importance of healthy eating and staying active is key to preventing all sorts of illnesses, including chest, heart and stroke conditions. That’s why at NICHS, our Well Talks in Schools are a crucial part of the services we provide to communities.
Although our schools programme was suspended in March 2020 due to COVID-19, we’ve since adapted this, creating Well Webinars which young people in secondary schools and colleges can access online. Just like our in-person talks, our webinars focus on increasing awareness about the importance of a healthy diet, not smoking and being physically active, encouraging young people to make positive lifestyle changes.
Designed to be interesting and stimulating, our Well Webinars last for 30 minutes and are suitable for post-primary schools and for both pupils and teachers/staff, either in an assembly, a classroom setting or accessed at home at a time that suits them.
In addition to our Well Webinars, we’ve also created:
- Stress, coping techniques and sleep videos for young people to help them keep well during COVID-19.
- A new 30-Day Challenge to help keep our younger children active and healthy during COVID 19.
- Updated resource packs on healthy living for younger children.
While COVID-19 continues to present challenges and adjustments for schools, families and children, we’re determined to ensure that young people in Northern Ireland are still supported in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Our new services for schools are being delivered during the ongoing pandemic and, as almost 90% of our funds come from you, we need your donations now more than ever, so we can continue ‘Caring through COVID’.
Our Well Webinars can be delivered live or accessed online covering a variety of topics, which can be adapted according to a school’s specific needs. These include:
Healthy Lifestyle topics
- Healthy eating
- Physical activity
Knowing the signs and symptoms of serious illness so you can take early action for yourself and others:
Clinical risk factors linked to serious illness that are influenced by your lifestyle:
- Atrial Fibrillation (AF)
- Blood Pressure (BP)