Listening to young people’s voices

Over the past few months, young people at Includem have been participating in the ‘Our Voice’ consultation being led by the Scottish Health Council. The aim of the work is to develop a framework to ensure the voices of young people across Scotland are effectively heard regarding their views on the future of health and social care services.

Includem’s model is designed around co-production with young people in everything we do. In this project, we engaged with 19 young people across a broad range of our services in Glasgow, Fife, Dundee and West Dunbartonshire. Using our underlying values, we built a relationship based on trust, transparency and respect, and used this relationship to capture their views on a wide range of issues.

The issues young people felt were important to be considered included physical health and healthy eating, school meals, relationships with health professionals, emotional health and wellbeing, self-harm and suicide, depression, anxiety and stress, gender and sexuality, alcohol, drugs, smoking, homelessness and welfare along with broader discussions on a range of other topics.

You can read the full report from this process below, and find out more about the ‘Our Voice’ process on the Scottish Health Council’s website.

Our submission to the ‘Our Voice’ consultation:


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