I was kindly asked and honoured to be part of organising a youth conference as a chance for young people to have a platform to discuss issues and topics which matter to them and really think that healthcare professionals need to concentrate on. This process took a year for the event to come to fruition, but after much hard work of all parties involved, we are so delighted this event is going ahead. I personally look forward to this event happening and I am honoured to be a part of this youth movement to affect change for the better. #YoungPeopleMakingWaves
Here is a short blurb prepared for the event:
This one day conference (10am-4pm) on April 16th 2014 has been instigated and organised by youth members from Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health and the National Children’s Bureau.
The event will be hosted by special guest Aled Jones from Radio 1’s The Surgery and is supported by Healthwatch Birmingham.
The aim of the day is to bring young people and healthcare professionals together to discuss issues that are important to young people. There will be a variety ofdiscussions and Q&A sessions based around our 4 key themes: Mental Health, Signposting and Transition, Communication and Health Education.
This is a fantastic opportunity for shared learning that we hope will bring about real change.
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