18th October, 2019 from 1-3pm
During the October meeting, YES members continued planning the Trust celebration for the 30th anniversary of the United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in November. YES discussed the Children’s Rights Charter and finalised the articles in which they’d like to lead on for the celebration. They also established the list of entertainment, activities and events that will happen throughout the week to promote the celebration. YES will hold the Adolescent/Young Person event on the 20th of November to celebrate the anniversary.
Also at this meeting, YES reviewed external outreach projects and members expressed interested in particular projects they’d like to get more involved with.
Finally, YES attendees participated in a workshop by Jeremy Sachs, from Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH). The workshop involved a discussion about primary care networks. YES members recommended different ways in which care services should adapt themselves to better support young people. Jeremy plans to take these recommendations back to the Tower Hamlets Council and AYPH who will write a report and share the recommendations with the rest of the country.
The Barts Health Youth Empowerment Squad is always looking for ways to expand their network. Coming to YES meetings you will be given a hands-on approach to making a positive change for young people in hospital. Some current YES projects include: involvement in filming videos, trust trainings & planning events. It is an opportunity to voice your opinion and be part of a change. At the next YES meeting we plan to have Professional Street Artist conduct a graffiti workshop. If you are interested in learning more about the Youth Empowerment Squad: click here or check us out on @Instagram @Twitter