In January 2016 Young Healthwatch Northamptonshire held a workshop for young people to design a questionnaire about eating disorders to use with other young people. The young people came up with some really good ideas about the types of question we should include in the survey. They also had some excellent ideas about how we should publicise the questionnaire and gave us some useful insights into how best to engage with other young people.
The workshop took place at the Frontier Centre in Irthlingborough followed by lunch and then the young people had the chance to try out the climbing facilities at the centre, under the excellent instruction of Rock UK. The young people showed fantastic skills in climbing and teamwork. Every young person exceeded their personal goals with one young person reaching the top of the climbing wall.
Eight young people attended our Saturday workshop and helped to design a survey on eating disorders, which would be suitable to use with other young people to find out what their views and experiences of eating disorders are. The group thought of some really good questions and were able to tell us the best ways to talk and engage with young people on this subject.
As a thank you to the young people who attended the workshop we arranged a climbing session using the facilities provided by Rock UK at the New Frontier Centre. The young people showed very good team working and excellent climbing skills. All the young people pushed themselves beyond their personal goals both on the sloping wall and on the more difficult two stage wall.