Sustainable Child Health Resource

Welcome to our innovative Sustainable Child Health resource: empowering professionals to address the impact of climate change on children and young people.

Free resource!

This resources is freely available to anyone working in the North East and North Cumbria area (NENC). It gives practical advice to implement some of the priority areas in the NENC ICB Green Plan including sustainable healthcare, travel and transport, waste, estates and greener air with  a focus on improving outcomes for the children and young people of our region.

Resource Background

The North East and North Cumbria Child Health and Wellbeing Network (CHWN), working in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH) and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) are proud to share the pioneering Sustainable Child Health resources. This innovative program is designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the intricate intersection between child health and climate change. The resource will play a vital role in fostering a sustainable future for our children and the planet.

The interactive PDFs cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • The impact of climate change on child health
  • Sustainable healthcare practices
  • The link to health inequalities
  • Strategies for climate advocacy within the system.

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Evidence-based interventions, and practical tools to incorporate sustainability into your everyday practice.

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You will gain insights into the latest research

Increasing your skills and knowledge in communicating about climate change and climate anxiety in young people.

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Key Outcomes!

By accessing the resource and attending the workshop below, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the relationship between the global environmental crisis and child health and wellbeing.
  2. Describe the role of different players in the ecosystem of care around the child in responding to the threat of climate change and the importance of partnership working.
  3. Apply the principles of sustainable development to your area of work.
  4. Develop carbon literacy and identify carbon hotspots.
  5. Create a sustainability project in your workplace.


We hope you enjoy accessing the resource and if you have any questions, please contact Emilia Soulsby via

To find out more and network with colleagues, you are welcome to attend our Sustainable Child Health workshops via Microsoft Teams – please select a date below to book your place.


There are two up and coming workshops by the Sustainable Child Health | Centre for Sustainable Healthcare on

  • 8th June and 
  • 27th September.

Find out more on the Centre fo Sustainable Healthcare's website


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This resource has been developed and compiled by Emilia Soulsby (pictured), CHWN, Network Development Manager.

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Credit to Dr Hayley Pinto, Education and Training Lead, The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, content composer.

Emilia and the Network would like to offer the sincere thanks to the team at the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, including Dr Hayley Pinto and Stefi Barna for the use of these resources, plus all our contributors, editors and writers who took the time to share work, ideas and connections to create this resource for our children and young people’s future.

Acknowledgements also go to Dr Paula Drummond, Dr Liz McLellan, the NENC Asthma Leadership Team, and the NENC CYP Diabetes Network for their clinical contribution, and to Heather Corlett, Anne Jones, Jen Hicken, Fay James, and Dr Gill Turner for their support.

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