A report on Healthwatch Northamptonshire’s Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Conference

Healthwatch Northamptonshire’s Young People’s Conference, held on the 18 February 2015, was planned and designed to be a positive and fun day to enable young people between the ages of 12 and 18 to engage with other young people and professionals.
Two young female volunteers holding Healthwatch leaflets

The young people’s conference was planned and designed to be a positive and fun day to enable young people between the ages of 12 and 18 to engage with other young people and professionals, open the debate about health and wellbeing issues important to them and think about how young people want to work with Healthwatch Northamptonshire (HWN).

HWN and the Steering Group partners had several aspirations for the day. They were:

  • to be a fun and engaging day to inspire young people to get involved and to sign up for Young Healthwatch
  • to launch the results of the Young Leader’s wellbeing survey
  • to consult young people on health and wellbeing issues
  • to enable decision makers to hear young people’s views
  • to launch the idea of a ‘Young Healthwatch Northamptonshire’ and to consult on a new name for it
  • to encourage youth engagement between partner organisations

The groups and presentations were:

  • Young Leaders, Connexions/Northamptonshire County Council (NCC)
  • Shooting Stars, Children’s Rights Service NCC
  • Northampton Youth Forum, Northampton Borough Council (NBC)
  • Talk Out Loud

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A report on Healthwatch Northamptonshire’s Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Conference 18 February 2015
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