Two long serving members of the Birmingham Health Mentor Team are moving on to pastures new from September 2011.
Paul Eaton and Dan Collins have impressed their host schools to such an extent that each school has secured their services on a permanent basis by transferring their employment from Evolve to their own payroll.
Inactivity is pervasive in UK society and linked to a lack of self worth.
Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief UK Medical Officer, states that inactivity is more of a problem to Public Health than smoking, drinking and alcohol abuse combined. The causes of inactivity can be traced back to children lacking self esteem, personal confidence and feeling isolated with a lack of self worth. Disadvantaged children from the poorer parts of society are the most vulnerable to having low aspiration levels and are also under severe threat from disengagement, underachievement and poor health.