Mind and Food Growing in Bexley

Promoting healthy lifestyles and mental wellbeing in schools

As part of the ongoing work to support healthy lifestyles and positive mental wellbeing in schools, a workshop has been organised to raise awareness of the Food Growing Schools: London Project.

Food growing has been on the curriculum since the update in 2015 and it can be used to teach children so many other topics in relation to science, numeracy, literacy, geography, history, etc.

The workshop will be held on Monday 29 January 2018 at Bexley Civic Offices, Room G08 from 4-5.30pm. It will be facilitated by Lisa Grant from Food Growing Schools and Pascale Berthellet.

The focus will be about food growing and how this links to health and wellbeing. There is a growing body of evidence that examines the link between food growing and mental wellbeing. For example, a food growing project can help build new skills that improve self-confidence and self-esteem, while building social networks and enhancing social inclusion. It would also be a good way to implement the 5 Ways to wellbeing.

If you feel that you or a colleague would benefit from this workshop, please email or fax the application form to Louise Tse by Monday 22 January 2018.

For more information and to get a copy of the application form feel free to contact Louise.

Louise Tse

Public Health Obesity Lead- Tel: 0203 045 3331

Louise.tse@bexley.gov.uk

Pascale Berthellet

Public Health Advisor for Children & Young People- Tel: 0203 045 3831

pascale.berthellet@bexley.gov.uk