Our Youth Engagement Officer
Making health and care better for young people
We want to make sure that young people from across the county can directly influence the health and social care services they use.
Young Listeners project
Our Young Listeners project is bringing young people together to find out what it’s like to be a young person using health and social care services in Gloucestershire and how the health and care system could work better for young people.
We have recruited and trained a group of volunteers aged 16 to 24 to become Young Listeners. They have designed a peer-to-peer engagement project to explore the issues that are important to young people. When they have gathered feedback from young people, they will present their findings to Gloucestershire’s health and care decision makers to help guide improvements in services.
Areas of investigation
Our Young Listeners have decided to focus on the following topics which they are passionate about and which they feel young people need better support with.
- Mental health
- GP attitudes – inclusivity and accessibility
- Covid-19 anxiety.
How to get involved
We will be gathering feedback from young people until mid-February 2022. There are plenty of ways to get involved.
Talk to our Young Listeners
We are looking for individuals or groups of young people aged 16-24, who live in Gloucestershire, to share their health and social care experiences and feedback with our Young Listeners. This could be over the phone, on video call, or face-to-face conversations and discussion groups, whichever suits you.
If you want to share your experience, or you work with young people in this age group who might like to get involved, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our Youth Engagement Officer, Jessica Bush:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call 07865 295769 or Freephone 0800 652 5193
Complete our surveys
We want to find out what services are available in Gloucestershire to help young people with their mental health and relationships, and we want to know what young people want from local services. We also hope to understand how young people have been affected by Covid-19, and to explore how inclusive and accessible GP services are for young people.