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Children 5 – 11 years

Health and wellbeing projects, case studies and evaluation of our work with primary school children

Dudley Smokefree Arts Programme 2016-17

Dudley Public Health and Creative Health (Arts & Health) CIC presents the Smokefree Arts Programme 2016-17, featuring up to date information on all our latest smokefree work including our Kick Ash work in schools and colleges, and our Straight Talking and There Be Dragons work with primary schools children.

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Wolverhampton

Straight Talking is a facilitated workshop for Year 5. Led by two actors, the audience watches the filmed story of Jenny, a young girl on a mission to make her home smokefree. During breaks in the film the actors and children from the audience bring Jenny’s predicament to life, having conversations about smoking.

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Straight Talking Wolverhampton

Evaluation Report 2016

In September 2015 Creative Health was commissioned to deliver the Straight Talking Programme in primary schools in Wolverhampton. Straight Talking was originally commissioned by Dudley Public Health and is a facilitated workshop for Years 5 and 6. Led by two actors, the audience watches the filmed story of Jenny, a young girl on a mission to make her home smokefree.

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There Be Dragons

Building on the Straight Talking Tour to primary schools in Dudley and Wolverhampton, and the public art project Straight Talking: If You Love Me, Keep Me Smokefree, Year 3 children hear the story of smoking dragon Kind Red and the effect he has on the health of little dragon Baby Cerys. Then all the children make their own baby dragon puppet to take home and tell the story, supported by the Straight Talking postcard. Their message is clear, that second hand smoke affects their health as well as the smoker and they would like the smoker to not smoke around them.

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Straight Talking: Out in the Open: If You Love Me, Keep Me Smokefree

Out in the Open is part of the Straight Talking project, aiming to take the smokefree messages to outdoor spaces. Local artist Luke Perry was commissioned to work with Year Six pupils at Bramford, Bromley Pensnett and Queen Victoria Primary Schools. Luke worked with the children to design and produce If you love me, keep me smokefree, three special artworks that respectfully ask parents, carers, friends and family members not to smoke when they drop off and collect children from school. During Dudley Play Week, children got the chance to work with artist Jim Morris, be creative and take the dragons even further afield, filling the parks with chalk dragons as a reminder to adults to keep them smokefree.

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Smokefree Cars: Meet Fresh, the Talking Dog

Working with artist Jim Morris and his brilliant puppet making skills, we created Fresh, the talking dog, who empowered school children to be able to talk to their parents about second-hand smoke, and the dangers associated with smoking in cars.

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Dudley Smokefree Arts Programme 2015-16

Dudley Stop Smoking Service and Creative Health CIC present a breakdown of its four main smokefree projects – Blossom, Bloomin’, Straight Talking and Kick Ash – outlining the activities, impact and achievements of these innovative public health approaches over the past two years.

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Dudley

Straight Talking is a facilitated workshop for Years 5 and 6, created for Dudley primary schools. Led by two actors, the audience watches the filmed story of Jenny, a young girl on a mission to make her home smokefree. Straight Talking: School Tour 2014 provides information and details about the project, how it worked and the impact it had on the children and schools who were part of it.

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The Straight Talking Film

Straight Talking tells the story of schoolgirl Jenny and how she struggles to convince her family not to smoke around her and her baby brother. The film was originally produced by the Dudley Stop Smoking Service and Creative Health CIC as a teaching resource with the aim of helping children to start ‘smokefree’ conversations in their classroom and at home.

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Five Ways To Wellbeing Artist Residencies

Dudley Healthy Schools Programme commissioned Creative Health (Arts and Health) CIC to develop and manage the first part of an action research project engaging children and young people in a creative process to produce ideas for new, bespoke, young person-friendly marketing materials to promote the Five Ways to Wellbeing.

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Health & Wellbeing Public Art Commissions: Quarry Bank Primary School

The staff team at Quarry Bank Primary School worked with Creative Health CIC to commission Julia Rowley and Richard Franks to produce public artworks with a health and wellbeing theme for their reception area and first floor.

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The 2013 Annual Report of the Director of Public Health Dudley, Arts & Health: Inspire, Engage, Involve

The 2013 Annual Report of the Director of Public Health Dudley, Arts & Health: Inspire, Engage, Involve demonstrates the arts-based approach adopted by the Dudley Office of Public Health to address health improvement in the borough. The Report was produced by Creative Health (Arts and Health) CIC and details how Dudley Office of Public Health have worked with arts and health practitioners to develop creative approaches that have inspired, engaged and involved participants.

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Straight Talking: Evaluation Report 2012/13

NHS Dudley has initiated a wide range of smokefree initiatives targeting different groups of the population. In doing this work, they identified a need to try and influence the smoking behaviours of families living in Dudley. In particular, they were interested in developing ways to support young people to feel more confident and informed, in order to be able to discuss smoking behaviours within their community and family units.

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It's Good To Be You Artist Residencies

It’s Good To Be You Artist Residencies provided a unique opportunity for a primary and secondary schools to promote emotional wellbeing and mental health to children and young people through a visual art project delivered by experienced, professional artists.

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It's Good To Be You

It’s Good To Be You is an arts and health project by Dudley Public Health and Creative Health. During 2011 artists worked in seven Dudley schools to plan, design and create artworks for their school with artists, focusing on key emotional health and wellbeing messages.

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Smoke Free

The dangers of children being exposed to smoking are well documented, but less attention is directed toward the challenge children face when they try to change others’ smoking behaviour.

 NHS Dudley’s Stop Smoking Team identified that children faced huge challenges if they wanted to be in a smokefree environment. button contrast