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NHS Trust is recruiting young volunteers

NHS Trust is recruiting young volunteers

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, which provides a range of community healthcare services to the people of Leeds including child and adolescent mental health services, is currently recruiting young people aged between 14 -19 to join their Youth Board.

The Youth Board meets once a month and gives a voice to young people across Leeds – providing an opportunity to give their feedback, thoughts and ideas on the health issues that matter most to them and support and influence the development of key areas of work across Leeds. There are currently seven members but they would like to increase this number.

This is a fantastic opportunity for young people in Leeds to influence key NHS priorities across the city, whilst gaining new skills and a competitive edge for their CVs.

The Youth Board also supports members to develop key life skills, including interview training and taking part in staff recruitment.

Current Youth Board member Ellie, 17, commented:

“I was particularly keen to be involved in staff recruitment interviews and have already taken part in some interviews for nurses. I would encourage others to get involved as it helped me improve my confidence, it’s great to be part of something and you get to meet new people.”

If you would like to join the Youth Board and provide valuable feedback to health leaders from a young persons’ perspective, please email Chris Lake  or call 07985 267 740. All travel expenses will be refunded for Youth Board members and all young people involved in projects receive certificates which can be added to CVs.   

The next Youth Board meeting is being held on Tuesday 6th August at Little Woodhouse Hall from 4:00pm – 5:30pm.

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