Teen health checks launched in Kirklees
Jul 6 2009 by Anne-Marie Senior, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
KIRKLEES teenagers are being invited to take part in health checks.
Students at Netherhall Learning Campus – formerly know as Rawthorpe High School – will be among the first to take part in the new Teen LifeCheck scheme next week.
Year seven pupils at the school will be completing online health questionnaires to help launch the initiative in Kirklees.
The NHS campaign is aimed at young people aged 12-15.
It is designed to encourage children to take responsibility for their own health.
It will focus on issues including physical activity, nutrition, solvents and illegal drugs, alcohol, smoking, sexual health and emotional health.
Judith Hooper, director of public health for NHS Kirklees, said: “Teen LifeCheck is an excellent example of 21st century health care. It helps young people gain greater control over their health and well being through the use of modern technology.
“Teen LifeCheck reinforces key health messages and encourages healthy behaviours in young people.”