Many young people have a wide range of experience within the healthcare system, either through their own experiences or by supporting friends and family members through healthcare challenges, and many have a valuable and important story to share. The NHS Youth Forum want to empower all young people to feel confident to share their healthcare story with their family, friends, peers and teachers, or through charities and youth organisations.
We also encourage professionals to listen to the young people they work with. It’s important that young people find their voice, know that someone will listen and support them, and understand they are not alone.
The NHS Youth Forum have created a postcard for young people, with tips and advice for how to share their story.