Students help shape Healthwatch BwD Branding

This week winners of the Amplify Branding Quiz were awarded a £10 voucher during the monthly drop-in at Darwen Vale High School. Amplify is Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen’s Young Persons Project. The project listens to the views of young people, allowing them to have their voice heard on the health and social care issues affecting them. Healthwatch BwD also provides students with information on local services which helps them stay happy, healthy & feeling good.

Over 100 students took part in the Amplify Branding Workshop at Darwen Vale’s Super Learning Day. Healthwatch BwD had to pick 5 winners from the excellent designs and ideas, which will now be used to create official branding ready for its official launch in April. Students also told Healthwatch how services can improve the language and engagement methods to reach young people.

Healthwatch BwD also delivered its first Amplify Workshop at Nightsafe on January 20th . Four young people experiencing homelessness took part in a workshop to share their views on what helps them stay healthy, what makes it challenging & what role local services play in supporting them.

So far over 450 young people have engaged with Healthwatch BwD’s Amplify project to share their experience, ideas, and receive support. A full report of the findings will be published to ensure youth voices are able to be heard by health and social care providers and commissioners.

Story featured on the HealthWatch website.

Picture: (L-R) Danielle Bolchover (Amplify Volunteer), Jamie Abbott, Adam Smith, Peter Sharples, Katrina Leigh (PATH Family Centre Coordinator).