Young people's engagement event 

Getting young people interested and involved in shaping local health services was the key theme of an event attended by over 500 young people in October 2015.

At the event, which was jointly hosted by local NHS organisations, each person received a health passport and was challenged to collect ‘info zone’ stamps from a range of stalls focussing on careers, getting involved, staying active and keeping healthy.

The zones covered issues such as emotional health and wellbeing, sexual health and relationships, drug awareness, the effects of smoking and drinking, and NHS careers.

We raised awareness of local campaigns such as Bradford Beating Diabetes and Bradford’s Healthy Hearts with the ‘selfie’ stalls proving highly popular, drawing young people in to talk about their health and experiences of health services.

We trialled a new commissioning game known as The Commissioning Maze and workshops at the event were delivered by rap artist Marcus Lee based on young people’s views of healthcare.

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