Self Care Week competition for kids is just what the doctor orders

NHS Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group has launched its annual Happy Healthy Lives competition to mark national Self Care Week.

Schools and youth organisations in Basildon and Brentwood are invited to take part the competition designed to encourage lifelong healthy lifestyles.

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Dr Anita Pereira, the CCG’s clinical lead for self care, said: “Self-care has an important role to play in the sustainability of the NHS as good self care habits such as healthy eating, regular exercise and getting out in nature can make us significantly healthier, both mentally and physically, as we age.

“We are asking children to help us spread the message about the importance of Self Care by writing and drawing a picture about what they do to try and keep yourselves fit and healthy.“

In Basildon we have partnered with Basildon Council and Wat Tyler Country Park to offer the winning child from a Basildon School or youth organisation a forest school session for their class or youth organisation (maximum 30 children) PLUS £50 for their school or youth organisation.

In Brentwood we have partnered with TrailNet at Thorndon Country Park to offer the winning child from a Brentwood School or youth organisation a cycling or geocaching session for their class or youth organisation (maximum 30 children) PLUS £50 for their school or youth organisation.

Schools, organisations and parents/carers can download an entry pack (including the* terms and conditions), along with a range of information, resources and activities about self care at:
 
https://basildonandbrentwoodccg.nhs.uk/

https://bit.ly/2X0SXKH

Post your entries to:

Self Care Week Competition
NHS Basildon and Brentwood CCG
Phoenix Place
Christopher Martin Road
Basildon SS14 3HG

The closing date for entries is Friday 20th December 2019

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