The Children & Young People Award is one of the categories of the Health & Wellbeing Awards.
This award is aimed at projects which can demonstrate a commitment to the health and wellbeing of children and young people (0-25 years).
This may be in those that deliver directly to young people themselves and or through parenting and skills development for parents and carers.
The finalists for the Children & Young People Award 2019 are:
The Empathy Project is an innovative peer-to-peer social prescription scheme for 11-17s in A&E departments in Hertfordshire.
Many 11-17s present at A&E with mental health issues / harming behaviours. The Empathy Project’s peer-volunteers provide practical support and social prescribing for young people waiting to see busy clinical staff. The approach has proven highly effective.
BeeZee Bodies support overweight children to create healthy lifestyle changes that result in the entire family feeling healthier and happier! Our free and fun-filled BeeZee Families sessions help 5-15 year olds and their families to eat well and keep active by making long-term healthy habits.
Entered projects and programmes can include:
- Activities that promote healthy choices for physical activity, diet and substance use
- Interventions that increase control for young people around their sexual health and relationships
- Projects that address safeguarding
- Programmes of work that enhance self-esteem and reduce harming behaviours
- Programmes that offer educational and employment opportunities
Category winners have the opportunity to be selected for the prestigious Public Health Minister’s Award, while all finalists are considered for two special commendations given by Public Health England (PHE).
The winners are announced at the annual RSPH Awards ceremony.
The Children & Young People Award is supported by Irwin Mitchell.