Youth Healthwatch

What is Youth Healthwatch?

Youth Healthwatch is a group of young people aged 14-24 who want to make a difference to local health and social care services.

Youth Healthwatch members encourage other young people to Speak Up and share their experiences and ideas about how services could be improved.

By joining the team of volunteers you will be making a difference to young people.


Why should I get involved?

Becoming a Youth Healthwatch member is a rewarding, flexible and influential role that has a number of benefits including learning new skills, helping your community and meeting new people.

By joining Youth Healthwatch you will:

  • Have opportunities to meet new people
  • Personal development, learning new skills and building on existing experience and knowledge
  • Have opportunities for training or work experience
  • Influence positive change to services and the young people that use them
  • Have the opportunity to have a reference once you have completed more than 30 hours of volunteering


What is involved?

Being involved in Youth Healthwatch means taking on something that you enjoy which can be flexiable around your own life. You choose when and how you get involved.

Youth Healthwatch is led by young people and supported by the staff team at Healthwatch Wolverhampton. This means you decide the time and date you meet, the projects or actions you want to take and how long you want to be involved for.

Your projects might include surveys, focus groups, social media campaigns, or just having a conversation with other young people about their experiences.

We have a number of roles that you might want to get involved with or you might want to be involved in a less formal way, its up to you.



How do I sign up?

Signing up is really easy.

You will need to complete the Youth Healthwatch Members Form, if you are under the age of 16 you will need a parent or guardians consent to get involved.

Once we have received the completed form, you will be invited to an informal chat about your application so that we can understand how we can best support you in your chosen role.

Once that is complete your in!


Useful Links:

Guidance for those under 25 who provide care for someone