A new year usually brings lots of enthusiastic declarations of a new start – a health kick or a commitment to doing something brave and exciting! Members of the Young People’s Forum (YPF) at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) decided that the beginning of 2017 would be a good chance to reflect on 2016 and use what they have learnt about themselves to stay positive all year round.
Living with a long term health condition can be tough, but it can be even more difficult if the people around you don’t understand what’s going on. Young People’s Forum Member (YPF) Jamie shares her experiences of telling people about her health condition and suggests some tips to help other young people talk to their friends and family about their health.
Earlier this summer, Young People’s Forum (YPF) member, Annabel, interviewed Mrs Lucy Jenkins, Director of the Regional Genetics Laboratory based at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Lucy also works on the 100,000 Genomes Project, an initiative announced by David Cameron in 2012, which aims to analyse the DNA of 100,000 NHS patients.
After finishing her GCSEs in mid-June, Young People’s Forum (YPF) member Annabel came to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity for a work experience placement with the Digital team. Here, Annabel tells us what she got up to.
Sophie, a member of the Young People’s Forum (YPF) at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and a Foundation Trust Councillor, tells us what it’s like growing up with a long-term condition and how she’s learnt to cope with hers.
As part of Skanska's Open Doors session, aimed at encouraging people into the construction industry, Lara joined other members of the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Young People’s Forum (YPF) on a tour of the latest building development, the Premier Inn Clinical Building.