Next week (18-24 March) is Teen Health Week!!!
Teen Health Week is an initiative to raise awareness of the unique health issues facing teenagers. 2018 marks the first year of this initiative going global - bringing together young people across the world to increase recognition of the health and wellbeing concerns of teenagers today.
During Teen Health Week each day has a specific theme:
Sunday, March 18: Violence Prevention
Monday, March 19: Preventive Care and Vaccines
Tuesday, March 20: Healthy Diet and Exercise
Wednesday, March 21: Mental Health
Thursday, March 22: Sexual Development and Health
Friday, March 23: Substance Use and Abuse
Saturday, March 24: Oral Health
The HBSC England team will be raising awareness of Teen Health Week with lots of tweeting and blogging! We will be sharing data and key findings from the latest HBSC survey carried out in England. We will also share key messages from other projects within our department, including The Teacher Connectedness Project and Beyond the School Gate, which focus on teen health.
We hope Teen Health Week will help raise the profile of adolescent health!
Remember to follow us on twitter @HBSCEngland, and join the conversation using #2018TeenHealth.