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1 Healthy College – A British Experience Jane Marshall 24 th November 2011

2 Two areas are 2nd & 5th most deprived in England Death rates 56% > nat average (c/f 9% lower in Ilkley) Disability 4.6 per 1000 (c/f 1.3 per 1000 nat average) High Incidence of: Coronary Heart Disease/Strokes Diabetes Cataracts Asthma Thalassaemia Background : Health Issues in Bradford Health statistics courtesy of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – Feb 2005

3 For The College Minimal Cost - Build on Existing Work - Incremental Change More Students Less Sickness For Students/Staff Better Results: - Improved Concentration - Nicer Environment Good Morale Less Sickness Benefits

4 What Might a Healthy College Look Like ? Controls on Smoking Clean Classrooms/Common Areas Anti-Bullying Policy Availability of Advice on Safe Sex, Anti-Drugs… Physical Fitness (incl. advice on weight loss) Healthy Menus Dedicated Information Boards Scope for Lectures on Healthy Lifestyles Helpline ( ) on Nutrition, Fitness, De-Stress, Lifestyle…

5 Bradford College - Communicating the Messages – Web-Site - – – – Health Bytes General Health/Lifestyle – Well Being Policy – Healthy College Week – Smoking Cessation – Chlamydia Testing – Weight Loss Programme Fitness – Free Gym Use for Staff – Free Fitness Training Healthy Eating – Free Breakfast for Staff and Students - porridge – Healthy Eating Around Exams – Brian Boosting Foods

6 Bradford College Websites Healthy College Website y-college Wellbeing Website Healthy College Book y-college/Healthy_College_Book.pdf

7 Why Healthy College? Healthy Schools Kirklees Healthy College Standard Every Child Matters Investors In People / Work Life Balance National Healthy College Standard

8 The Healthy FE Programme aims to improve the health and wellbeing of those who study or work in the further education (FE) and skills sector. It isnt about creating something new: its about working with FE and skills sector providers to make the health and wellbeing of staff and students an integral part of all aspects of FE life.

9 Useful LSIS Links LSIS Website: LSIS Events Calendar: The Excellence Gateway: LSIS - Learning and Skills Improvement Service

10 Healthy FE Tools Self–Review Tool Big College Health Check Recognition Regional Networks

11 Thank you Any Questions?

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