Time to level up

Barnardo’s new chief executive, Lynn Perry MBE, believes a local approach can help make fairer the system for children in care.

Part two: showcasing health visiting in Wales

In the second of a two-part series, Amanda Holland shares more of the outstanding work done during the pandemic.

The realities of addiction: a dangerous game

In the second of our series on addiction, journalist John Windell looks at the billion-pound industry that is enjoyed by millions in the UK, but exacts a huge cost on some players and their families.

HV tools: reach for the stars

Sam Game asks how we can show impact and measure the value of health visitors’ work with families using Outcomes Stars.

Social media: a force for good?

Teenagers love to use social platforms, whether or not adults concur, so how can you help young people and parents to glean the best from them while avoiding the pitfalls? Journalist Kathy Oxtoby reports.

The power of pleasure

Pleasure plays a crucial role in good sexual health throughout life, and positive attitudes towards sex mean it’s safer. Journalist Anna Scott investigates.

Getting serious about violence

Dr Niamh Ní Longáin of the NHS London Violence Reduction Programme explains how you can help support young people at risk of injury and death.

Why culture counts

Alis Rasul looks into a recent evaluation of how the mental health of BAME Muslim families can be supported when health visitors deliver a culturally sensitive early intervention parenting programme.

Period inequality: a bloody shame

How close are we to achieving period equality? Free products are now in UK schools, but periods are still taboo, especially among young people, and poverty still exists. Journalist Sarah Campbell takes a closer look.

Attend anywhere

SCPHN lecturer Bridget Halnan on using digital technology to maintain a Healthy Child Programme service during lockdown and perceptions from service users.

Leading the way

All the highlights from the latest Unite-CPHVA 2021 Virtual Professional Conference, held in November.

Sharing satisfaction

It’s been a tough few years, but here community practitioners offer their advice on finding job fulfilment and preserving personal wellness in a time of crisis. By journalist Jo Waters.

LGBTQ+ equality in critical condition?

Before the pandemic, LGBTQ+ people were marginalised in healthcare. Anna Scott asks if the situation has deteriorated.

Shattered: can the UK’s health recover?

Some 20 months after the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK, the damage to the population’s health is already becoming apparent – and it’s looking rather unequal. Journalist Jo Waters explores the impact and way forward.

Rights and responsiblities

Natalie Sammons looks at the legal and ethical role of the health visitor when dealing with non-engaging families.

Exploring trauma care

Practice development nurse and health visitor Christopher Sweeney looks at what trauma-informed practice means to health visiting. 

ADHD: the hungry brain

They’re often unhelpfully labelled as problem children or difficult adults. Yet those living with ADHD can learn to manage their symptoms and function well with the right support, writes journalist Julie Penfold.