Workshop invitation: How can we facilitate the role of grandparents in promoting healthy behaviours in children? taking place on Friday 4th December 2015, 9.30am -12.30pm at Ben Cruachan Seminar Room, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Top Floor Herald Building, 200 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 3QB
Around 9 million grandparents look after grandchildren regularly within the UK, and 44% of children are looked after by their grandparents at least once per week. Grandparents can play a huge role in children’s lives, however, they are rarely the target of interventions to improve children’s long term health outcomes. This workshop seeks to examine these issues further.
It will present findings from the Cancer Research UK funded Growing Grandchildren project which looked at the evidence in this area and spoke with parents and grandparents about their experiences. Workshop discussion will be around key stakeholders’ interactions with families around children’s health behaviours (eg diet, exercise, weight, tobacco), with small group discussion focusing on how we can incorporate grandparents more into health promotion.
The format of the event is as follows:
9.30am Coffee/tea and registration
10.00am Welcome, introduction and overview of the study
10.10am Presentation 1 – What does the literature tell us about how grandparents impact their grandchildren’s health?
10.30am Feedback and discussion on Presentation 1
10.40am Presentation 2 – What did Scottish families tell us about how grandparents impact on children’s health behaviours?
11.10am Feedback and discussion on Presentation 2
11.20am Small group discussion – How can we work with grandparents and their families to improve the long term health outcomes of children?
11.50am Feedback and wrap up
Workshop facilitators are: Stephanie Chambers, Fiona Dobbie, Neneh Rowa-Dewar, Andrew Radley
You can register for this free workshop at: eventbrite-grandparents-in childrens-health
If you require any further information please contact Stephanie Chambers on 0141 353 7587 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org