Young peoples' volunteering impact: sharing and co-designing COVID-19 and Public Health messages

2 June 2021 2:00pm – 3:30pmBST (+01:00)
Virtual (Microsoft Teams)

This webinar will share the impact and learning from the Health Information Champions projects, which encouraged young people in England to volunteer in local projects aimed at promoting accurate health information to their peers, and highlighting the impact of COVID-19 and the pandemic on young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health and their local communities. It will also discuss the benefits of Youth Social Action and how it can enhance Public Health messaging.


Webinar details

In 2020/21 four Health Information Champions projects took place involving Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool; Birmingham Children’s Trust; Bradford Council Youth Service; and the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London.

Project leads and some of Health Information Champions, the young people who volunteered will co-deliver the webinar alongside the Voluntary Partnerships Team at NHS England and Improvement.

The webinar will also feature input from Claire Robson from Public Health England (Programme Manager, Children, Young People & Families Team), who will provide a perspective on how volunteering programmes that use a co-production approach improve the reach of Public Health messages.

The four sites will highlight the impact on young people and how through engagement with the project they built a better understanding of COVID-19 and Public Health guidance.

They will provide a project overview, share learning relating to message co-design and delivery, and provide examples of specific impacts such as improvements in mental health, development of young people’s health education skills, community outreach, the importance of social connection and positive changes in perception of the COVID-19 vaccine programme.

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Name: Claire Wickham-Eade


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