Young Healthwatch

Find out more about our new project with YMCA Brighton & Hove.
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YMCA Right Here has been commissioned through Healthwatch to talk to young people about their experiences with health and wellbeing. This could be about the services they have used, for example GP services, mental health services or sexual health services. We aim to find out what young people think these services are doing well, and also what they think needs improving. We do this in a number of ways, including surveys, focus groups and listening labs. We then collect our findings into youth-friendly reports, so that they are accessible to young people. We make sure that our findings are communicated to the people who run these services so they know how to best support young people and help make their services as accessible as possible. 

But don't just take our word for it! Here is our amazing volunteer Lucy to explain more about Young Healthwatch. And while you're here, why not check us out on Instagram?

1. Masks

Over the last year face masks have become a part of everyday life for most of us. 

2. Vaccines 

We've heard a lot about different vaccines being developed for Covid-19 over the last year, and finally they have arrived! However, as with a lot things, there has been a lot of unhelpful and sometimes false information spread about vaccinations. Never fear, for we here at Young Healthwatch are here to help! 


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3. Sex and relationships 

The topic of sex and relationships can be a tricky one at the best of times, but Covid-19 has only made things worse. We have put together some information to help you during this difficult times. 

4. Myth busting 

Unfortunately there have been a lot of myths and misinformation spread about Covid-19. Here at Young Healthwatch we aim to bust some of these myths in handy, bite-sized chunks. Why not check out the entire series? 

That's all folks! Thank you for checking out everything we've made so far, check back soon for more content! 

Want to know more? Get to know Josh, one of our super volunteers. 

Interested in reading some more in-depth research/reports Young Healthwatch has created? We've talked to young people about what they think the future of Health and Social Care services in Sussex should look like and explored the views and experiences of young people from BAME backgrounds around local sexual health services

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