Young Healthwatch Annual Report 2020-21

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Summary of report content

This report from Young Healthwatch Northamptonshire details the research and engagement they undertook during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes summaries of:

  • The Young Carers Project: working with Northamptonshire Young Carers service, Young Healthwatch Northamptonshire worked with young carers to explore the needs and experiences of young people who care for someone.
  • Being Myself – Healthy Young Daventry: In the summer of 2019 Young Healthwatch Northamptonshire was commissioned by Healthy Young Daventry to carry out a study into emotional wellbeing and self-harm among young people in Daventry. 473 young people aged between 11 and 19 completed the survey between January and March 2020.
  • Young People’s Experiences of COVID-19 and Lockdowns: Young Healthwatch Northamptonshire wanted to find out the experiences of young people during lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic. This included how it had impacted their access to health services and how they felt their emotional wellbeing was.
  • Community healthcare focus groups with young people, discussing their experiences of community health and wellbeing services

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General details

Report title 
Young Healthwatch Annual Report 2020-21
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Northamptonshire
Date of publication 
Monday, 26 July, 2021
Date evidence capture began 
Wednesday, 1 April, 2020
Date evidence capture finished 
Wednesday, 31 March, 2021
Key themes 
Access
Engagement
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Other information of note about this report 
Young Carers

Details of health and care services included in the report

Mental health services 
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
Social care services 
Respite care
Community services 
Community healthcare and nursing services

Details of people who shared their views

Age group 
1-15 years
16-17 years
18-24 years

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
 
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
 
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.