National Sunscreen Day

National Sunscreen Day (Yes it’s a thing) As Baz Luhrmann once sang “If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.” It’s sage advice! Years of health campaigns have ensured that we all know that sun screen is very important. In fact, it’s essential to wear and regularly reapply…

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All hot and bothered

All Hot and Bothered The pasta for dinner is nearly cooked, you’ve got the washing in, your eldest is quiet as he’s glued to his game at the kitchen table and your toddler’s happily watching Mr Tumble in the other room. Your phone beeps with a text. Automatically you pick it up and reply. As…

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Turn It Off

Turn It Off A theme for all – Turn off technology for safety The Child Safety Week theme puts accident prevention into a context that families can relate to.  It makes starting conversations easier and avoids parents feeling talked down to or singled out. This Child Safety Week we are asking families to pledge to…

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National Smile Month

National Smile Month in Argyll and Bute 04/05/2016   |  Argyll & Bute National Smile Month is coming to Inveraray and Mid Argyll, as the Oral Health Improvement Team, Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership will be holding special events to back the UK’s biggest oral health campaign. Taking place from 16 May to…

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National Vegetarian Week

National Vegetarian Week 2016 runs from 16-24 May National Vegetarian week is now in its 24th year this celebration of all things veggie is a great time to talk about food, traditions and those special dishes.  Food has a special place on everyone’s table and can evoke great memories of places, people and events. National Vegetarian Week (NVW)…

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Bookbug Week

Bookbug Week and Bookbug Bags Bookbug Bags are free and full of brilliant books and goodies for you to share with your child. We hope you’ll enjoy exploring and developing a love of reading together at home. Bags are given to every child in Scotland, from birth to Primary 1. Your child will receive four bags in…

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Fear and Anxiety

How to overcome Fear and Anxiety Fear is one of the most powerful emotions. It has a very strong effect on your mind and body. Fear can create strong signals of response when we’re in emergencies – for instance, if we are caught in a fire or are being attacked.[1] It can also take effect…

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week Why relationships? Mental Health Awareness Week first started in 2000 we have helped generate public debates around how anxiety, sleep deprivation and exercise can impact our mental health. In 2016 we are talking about relationships. We believe we urgently need a greater focus on the quality of our relationships. We need to…

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When your child hates bathtime

When your child hates bathtime 1. Invest in a bath-time visor:  So many kids are afraid of getting water in their eyes, but a visor is a simple and inexpensive solution. Remember to keep a dry wash-cloth nearby.  That will make it easy for your child to wipe his or her eyes if need be…

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