Calling all Young People aged 11-18!

We want to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected young people’s mental health.

In co-production with the Hammersmith and Fulham Youth Council, Healthwatch H&F is looking to find out the impact of the pandemic on young people’s mental health and the local support services.

If you are a young person aged 11-18 and live or go to school within the borough, please fill out this survey to help us understand your experiences of the coronavirus pandemic. Or if you work with young people, please help us get the survey out to as many young people as possible!

We will analyse the data from the survey and produce a set of recommendations that will be shared with commissioners and local health and social care providers to improve the mental health support services within Hammersmith and Fulham.

 

Public Health England Event: Beyond the Data – One Year On

Public Health England alongside London health and care system partners are hosting a speaker-led webinar and a series of community centred focus groups to reflect on the one-year anniversary of the publication of the ‘Beyond the Data: Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups’

The webinar will be held on Tuesday 22 June from 16:30 to 18:30 and will be delivered via Microsoft Teams Live Events.

For more information and to register, please visit Public Health England’s website.

The webinar will support open discussion about the disparities in health outcomes facing London’s diverse communities and what is being done to address them.

Confirmed speakers:

    • Professor Kevin Fenton, Regional Director; London, Public Health England
    • Vicky Hobart, Head of Health, Greater London Authority
    • Jane Clegg, Joint Regional Chief Nurse, London; NHS England
    • Councillor Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council
    • Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Director, UCL Institute of Health Equality

 

Healthwatch services – COVID-19 update

Healthwatch Hammersmith & Fulham is the patient champion which helps influence the design and delivery of local health and social care services. It is a statutory requirement for Local Authorities to commission a local Healthwatch service under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. From the 1st April 2020, Your Voice in Health and Social Care (YVHSC) became the provider for the service. 

Following the Government’s latest guidance regarding COVID-19 (https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response), we have reviewed our engagement and working practices to ensure that we do not increase the risk of our staff, volunteers and community members who are elderly, pregnant or have underlying health conditions.  We are also ensuring that we do not place an additional burden on the NHS or social care services.

Healthwatch Hammersmith & Fulham is currently providing reduced community engagement services due to COVID-19. However the service is here to offer signposting, information and guidance during this time. Please do not hesitate to contact us and we will endeavour to support you with any and all enquiries.

Healthwatch Hammersmith & Fulham staff are working remotely but can be contacted via:

Email: info@healthwatchhf.co.uk

Phone: 020  3886 0386

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HealthwatchHF

For advice on how to protect yourself and to check if you need medical help please go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.

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