What?

GoFaR is about promoting children and young people's health and development by co-creating a solution together with the child / young person on how physical activity can be increased. The actors involved in GoFaR have the task of giving the child / young person the support needed for them to succeed.

Why?

Today, children and young people have many opportunities for physical activity and for most it is enough to get information, be referred or motivated for them to find joy of movement. But there are also children and young people who need more support to find their activity and joy of movement, but whose health and development would benefit from the positive effects that physical activity and meaningful leisure can give.

Previously, we have had few tools / working methods to reach these children and young people and therefore GoFaR has developed as a way where several actors together create a supportive environment for the child / youth based on their needs and wishes. By co-creating the solution together with the child / youth, the hope is that it will lead to the child reaching his or her individual goal with the physical activity and thus gaining part of the positive effects that this can give.

How?

Today, the health service works with the FaR method (http://www.fyss.se/far/om-fysisk-aktivitet-pa-recept-far-2/). In GoFaR, we further develop FaR to work for children and young people and for the solution to be co-created in the school arena. GoFaR is a new tool for the school to enable physical activity for those students who would benefit particularly much from it and where the school nurse can prescribe physical activity.

In concrete terms, this is done so that the child is noticed by, for example, someone at school due to his or her mood, schooling or the like. Then the student and the school nurse co-create the solution and start from the student's needs and wishes. The student can choose an activity that is available at Fritid Helsingborg, at the sports association, etc.
To increase the child's chances of success, we also ensure that there is a supportive environment for the child that is based on the student's network. This can be, for example, family, friends, school staff, leisure leaders or association leaders. The child's needs and wishes are at the center.

Resident involvement

The actual prescribing and follow-up of the recipe is a method and it includes that the child / youth is an active party and the solution is co-created based on their wishes and needs and the people who form part of the solution are connected. To understand how the working method is experienced by the children / young people who participate in GoFaR, various forms of follow-up have been done, for example via questionnaires and interviews, and these have so far been positive.

  • Challenge

    How do we make our children more physically active?

  • Category

    Health

  • Sector

    Free time, Co-creation, Mental Health, School, Social innovation, Care

  • Partners

    Student health, Knowledge center for living habits and disease prevention (physical activity), Landskrona city, Party, Skåne Region, RF SISU Skåne, Skåneidrotten, The school and leisure administration

Contact

Name: Therese Lundin
E-mail: Therese.lundin@helsingborg.se