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Young Healthwatch Westminster Blog: CNWL’s One Community Radio

Last Friday, my fellow Young Healthwatch Westminster volunteers and I had the pleasure of making our debut appearance on CNWL’s One Community Radio Show. This was a fantastic opportunity to promote our newly released survey as part of our on-going project to improve accessibility to young people’s mental health services in Westminster. We had been …
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Young people’s views and experiences of mental health in Westminster

Despite the numerous anxieties and challenges swirling around us, the young volunteers that make up Young Healthwatch Westminster have consistently displayed the hunger, enthusiasm, and critically, dedication to keep showing up for video calls and to keep pushing forward in their pursuit of giving young people a louder voice in the design and delivery of …
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Young Healthwatch Westminster: COVID-19 Blog

Young Healthwatch Westminster member, Rupert, gives his view and experience of the coronavirus outbreak There has been a great deal of conversation regarding the importance of each of us taking care of our mental health during this global pandemic. And rightly so – this virus is deadly, highly contagious and can affect anybody of any …
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A time to reflect….

  Lockdown   Yes there is fear. Yes there is isolation. Yes there is panic buying. Yes there is sickness. Yes there is even death.   But, They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise You can hear the birds again. They say that after just a few weeks of quiet The …
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Answer The Public Blog

Here at Healthwatch Central West London, we exist to amplify the voices of YOU, the local residents, and to champion your rights in how health and social care is delivered and designed. We are continually looking to break down barriers that prevent you from accessing the health and social care services you need. With this …
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Student Volunteering Week: Meet Aliki

This Student Volunteering Week, we wanted to hear from our wonderful volunteers, without whom our work would not be possible. We asked Aliki Myrianidi, who joined us as a Dignity Champion Volunteer, to share her motivation for volunteering and her experiences of working with Healthwatch Central West London. Why I chose to volunteer with Healthwatch …
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Young Carers Awareness Day 2019

Are you under 18 and care for a family member or friend? Do you help them with practical tasks, such as shopping, cooking and cleaning? Or perhaps you give them their medication, while also getting them dressed in the morning? If this sounds like you, then you are a young carer. Help from the council …
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Caring for Your Future

Every day 6,000 people become carers. Carers Rights Day is focusing on supporting people to prepare for the future by: Making carers aware of their rights Letting carers know where to get help and support Raising awareness of the needs of carers Where can you get support? Carers UK provide information, support and advice to …
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Volunteers Week 2018: Meet Jacky

The 1st – 7th June is National Volunteers Week. To celebrate the work of our volunteers, and to highlight the benefits of volunteering, we spoke to Jackie, one of our Dignity Champions, and active member of her Patient Participation Group. What inspired you to become a volunteer? In 2014 I was asked to represent my …
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World Autism Awareness Week

In the week leading up to World Autism Day, March 26th to April 2nd is dedicated to raising money and awareness for people with autism. Anyone can get involved this week: Autism Speaks is asking people to wear blue in support of campaigning for autism awareness Help fundraise Get involved with campaigns to support work, …
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