Children and Young People

In 2019 Healthwatch Calderdale embarked on a project to collect the experiences of children and young people on health and social care.

The purpose of our project is to discover what matters most to children and young people in terms of health and social care.  

We want children and young people to know that their voice is important – we will report on their experiences, sharing what they have told us with the people with the power to make change happen. 

We hope that these voices can be used to help shape the future of health and social care. 

Our project is in two phases:

  • Our first project related to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
  • The second part of the project will see us work with specific groups of children and young people to listen to their views on a range of issues around health and social care services.

If you’d like us to visit a group of children and young people you are involved in contact Joanne Douglas by email:

Our first engagement was with a group of young people aged 12-18 and here’s some of what they told us:

Just for fun:

After we asked young people how they want to speak to a doctor/nurse for a non-urgent medical reason, we ran a poll on Twitter and here’s the result: