Read about the work our Young Volunteers have been doing. You can view and download the project reports here.

Music for the Mind

report coverValentina and Daisy, two Young Healthwatch volunteers, decided to investigate the effectiveness of listening to music whilst revising. They conducted this study to have a wider understanding of what is the best and most effective way to revise, and to compare that with what current students are doing, which may indicate why exam results are so variable between students.

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Five Minutes with Milly – Short interviews with Keyworkers during the pandemic

Milly, one of our Young Healthwatch volunteers, decided to talk to a number of keyworkers, to find out what their experiences have been continuing to work during the pandemic. Here are Milly’s findings, following Five Minute interviews with a School Nurse; Teacher and a Midwife.

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Home becomes School

Report coverDuring the lockdown period, Young Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire conducted an anonymous survey to allow school children in the local area to voice their thoughts and opinions on how their schools had reacted to the Covid-19 crisis. Matthew, one of our Young Healthwatch volunteers, has produced this report – an honest, true account of life in lockdown for the young people of Central Beds.

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Are you lost from the real world? A project with students from Central Bedfordshire College

Are you lost from the real world - report front pageIn March 2020 Young Healthwatch, and a group of young students from Central Bedfordshire College in Dunstable, undertook some research into the effects of social media on young people. They have produced this project report, and a poster, providing information and advice to help aid day-to-day society with maintaining a healthy relationship with social media; and where to find support within different services.

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Think Ninja App Review 

Think Ninja App ReviewDuring lockdown one of our Young Healthwatch volunteers, Valentina, reviewed ‘ThinkNinja’, an app developed for young people to help self-manage mental health, over a period of 14 days. The diary provides a powerful account of how the app can have a positive impact on personal wellbeing.

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Bedford Hospital 15 Steps Report 

In October 2019 a group of Young Volunteers visited Bedford Hospital and put their Enter and View, and 15 Steps training into practice. This report has been written by Young Healthwatch volunteers in their own words, and expresses their own opinions. It is based on their observations and those of the people they spoke to – patients and staff.

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Period Poverty Project Report 

Young Healthwatch Period Poverty Report

Period poverty is denying women of their
equal rights to education.

Young Healthwatch wanted to attain a greater depth of knowledge about period poverty and support
a national campaign that sanitary wear should be provided free of charge in schools by the Government.

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First Aid Project Report 

First Aid project

Young Healthwatch volunteers were particularly interested in First Aid training, as they are very aware of the impact and benefits this can have for many people, whether it is ensuring young people are safe if an accident were to occur in front of them at school/college or if they were at a party, particularly in those first years of university known as fresher’s week.

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It’s Not a Phase Project Report – Project with Groundwork East LGBTQ+ Community

It’s Not a Phase Project Report

To promote and provide an information card that contains quotes, information and suggestions to those within the school environment and encourage them to think about words and phrases they use on a day to day basis and the impact it may have on a member of the LGBTQ community.

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