WARNING: WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ MAY BE BAD FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
FACT: The average British child watches more than 17 hours of TV a week: they also spend over 20 hours per week online.
FACT: Around 3 in 10 children aged between 2 and 15 are overweight or obese: if current trends continue, more than a half of all adults and a quarter of children will be obese by 2050.
FACT: 1 in 10 children aged between 5 and 15 have a clinically diagnosed mental health disorder: there are many more who are overlooked by the medical profession.
June is designated Men’s Health Month and this week, as we lead up to Father’s Day this coming Sunday, marks the campaign’s peak with Men’s Health Week. The primary objective of the week and month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
This week, from 8th to 14th June is Carers Week: the annual campaign to raise awareness of caring; highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
The Association of School and College Leaders are keeping Matt from The Learning Escape busy during the next week or so.
If you haven’t done so already, dig out your barbecues, evict the creepy crawlies that have taken up residence since you last got grilling and join the many stoic folks who partake in National BBQ Week every year. Actually, you might be lucky with the weather as were we when we defied the poor forecast and decided to persist with our barbeque plans on Sunday: we were amply rewarded with a very pleasant afternoon and a breath-taking sunset.