• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Scheme to raise health awarded

Work in Edinburgh to encourage teenage girls to live healthy, active lifestyles and challenge negative body image has been given an outstanding achievement award.

Health 4 U, a partnership delivered by Edinburgh Leisure and Active Schools and funded by NHS Lothian, works with girls age 13 to 15 years old, across the city.

The eight-week programme provides a mix of workshops and physical activity sessions, designed to explore the link between physical, mental, emotional and social health.

In Edinburgh, where 25% of teenage girls are classed as overweight, the programme has been welcomed for encouraging activity in schools and is being considered for roll out across the rest of Lothian. Feedback revealed that 87% of participating girls felt more confident about leading a healthy, active lifestyle after the workshops.

Contextual targeting label: 

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.