HEALTH AND WELLBEING2020-12-11T11:41:42+00:00



Volunteer in the NHS

Volunteer for the NHS Supported by the Pears #iwill fund, young volunteers from SLaM, Chelsea and Westminster, UCL Hospital Trust and Imperial worked with an animator to create this video showing the impact youth volunteering within the NHS can have. Here's how they went about creating the video: “We commissioned an animator to work with us on the film we’re going to show. During the February half term, 12 volunteers from the 4 Trust’s joined us for a workshop with the animator. This allowed Volunteer Coordinators to take a step back and ensure the messaging came from the volunteers themselves – what they wanted people to know. Four young volunteers also contributed to the video by recording voice overs – which they managed by recording on their phones under duvets in their homes to manage it during lockdown! We’re really proud of the final product, and hope it will encourage more leaders in education and health sectors to buy in to NHS youth volunteering.” Find out how you can help by contacting your local NHS trust! You can find a list of NHS hospitals with dedicated young volunteer programmes here.

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Care for Care Homes

Care for Care Homes Join us in reducing the loneliness and improving the wellbeing of people in care homes as we collectively carry out 10,000 acts of kindness. Care homes have been hit incredibly hard by the current global pandemic, from residents falling ill to being separated from their loved ones. Young people have told us that they usually help care homes throughout the year and that the current crisis shouldn’t stop that from happening. That’s why over the next few weeks we’re asking young people to collectively carry out 10,000 acts of kindness to help residents in their local care home, become kindness champions and show that they ‘care for care homes’. From crafts to letters, videos to swapping skills, young people can help care home residents to feel less lonely and more connected during the current health crisis. Read More

BiteBack 2030

BiteBack 2030 We are here for young people who want to know the truth about how the food system is designed; how we can redesign it to put young people’s health first; and build a powerful alliance that will help make that redesign a reality. At the heart of Bite Back 2030 is our Youth Board - a team of passionate teenage activists from across the UK who are campaigning for more opportunities to be healthy - and they would love you to join them! Read More

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12 week guide to volunteering at home

12 week guide to volunteering at home Social action volunteering is all about choosing what works for you or your group. We have lots of short and flexible actions you can take as well as longer term actions — from simply sharing a message through to face to face volunteering. Read More

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