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One-Hundred and Ten Young People Attend Public Health Youth Summit, 01/12/2018 [W]

One-hundred and ten young people attended a public health youth summit held by Public Health Wales and the Children in Wales participation initiative, Young Wales, in Cardiff at the start of December 2018.

The event gathered together young people from across south Wales to discuss public health. It covered the purpose of public health, the Welsh Government’s social isolation and loneliness consultation, and Public Health Wales’ Young Health Ambassador’s scheme. Young people were asked how they thought the scheme should be run, and their suggestions collected by Public Health Wales.

In workshops, young people were part of What Matters activities and discussed making the most of their experiences, or personal branding. They also took part in ACEs workshops where they discussed which adults they could trust for support, talked about how resilient they were, and created superheroes to help them be more resilient.

Despite the potentially serious topics discussed, the atmosphere at the event was fun and energetic. One attendee said of the event, online “Had a fantastic time at the Public Health Youth Summit Today! Definitely planning on attending next year’s!”

The event in Cardiff was preceded by a similar event in Llanwrst, Conwy. The outcomes and information gathered at both events will be made available in future. In the meantime, you can keep up to date on our work by following @childreninwales and @youngwalesCIW and the work of Public Health Wales, by following @PublicHealthW on Twitter.

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