At this month’s meeting, attendees met Louise who is the Roald Dahl Transition Nurse Specialist maternity cover.
Attendees were shown the final cuts of 3 videos from this summer’s filming project (done by members!). The topics for these videos included: The Importance of Youth Workers, Information on Sectioning and The Importance of Including Parents during a Patients Transition from Paediatrics to Adults.
Attendees were also asked for support in coming up with ideas for activity packs for children and young people in hospital for Cards for Bravery. Cards for Bravery (founded by Member Katie), creates cards to bring happiness and smiles to children and young people in hospital. During the COVID19 pandemic, they are exploring ways to offer more support to children in hospital. Any YES members who are interested or have ideas should contact the YES email address to participate.
YES members were also offered two different projects to participate in, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Patient Seminar & and for male members, a video animation for Testicular Torsion.
Finally, YES members celebrated their 5th birthday by playing a variety of different games and all members who attended the meeting were given a special gift voucher.
The Barts Health Youth Empowerment Squad is always looking for ways to expand their network. If you are interested in any of the above and/or having a hands-on approach to making a positive change for young people in hospital, please join our meetings! If you are interested in learning more about the Youth Empowerment Squad: click here or check us out on @Instagram @Twitter