“Wisdom begins in wonder.”
I have worked in the field of Health Education for the past 30 years. The work I do now is a synthesis of my experience.
Initially the work I did focussed on the ‘problem areas’ of children’s health such as drugs and sexual health. I moved onto training around diversity with the emphasis on celebrating our uniqueness and culture. I realised that I missed working with children as the focus and came back into promoting health education for children and young people.
The journey that I have taken in health education has helped me realise that where we put our focus is where we get results.
In my experience I found that focussing on negative behaviours resulted in creating more of these negative behaviours- (increase in drug use and inappropriate sexual behaviour) whereas focussing on the positive (celebrating who we are and our uniqueness) created more understanding and acceptance of one another.
As a result, all the work I now do in health education focusses on the positive; promoting physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health, building on strengths and successes, gifts and talents.
Etoile Enterprises works with local authorities childrens’ services, schools, and other organisations such as the BBC, National Children’s Bureau, Health Education Partnerships and the Christopher Winter Project to provide the following services:
- Strategic report writing
- Evaluation reports
- Developing and writing teaching materials
- Healthy schools and enhanced healthy schools consultancy
- Moderation of Healthy Schools
- Health Education training
- Happiness Education – the positive psychology approach