Summary of report contentIn October 2017, Young Healthwatch Northamptonshire (YHN) held a relaunch to spread the message about Young Healthwatch Northamptonshire, encourage more people to join and discover current issues important to young people locally. YHN gained funding from the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (Award for Patient and Public Involvement Groups in the East Midlands) and Northampton Leisure Trust to hold the event and continue with Young Healthwatch. The report is written by Young Healthwatch volunteers in their own words. It is a positive and inspiring account of a fun and interactive engagement event, from planning to execution, as well as feedback and insight gained from the children and young people who took part. On the day, young people discussed what health and social care issues were important to them and what skills they wanted to gain from being part of Young Healthwatch. Self-esteem, anxiety and dealing with stress were the main issues raised. YHN plan to meet every six weeks to discuss and respond to local consultations, give feedback to local and national commissioners and service providers and make sure that young people in Northamptonshire have a say on services that they use.
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Young Healthwatch Northamptonshire relaunch
Date of publication
Tuesday, 31 October, 2017
Type of report
Lifestyle and wellbeing
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If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced?
All people under the age of 18
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Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views?
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What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views?
Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report?
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