Young people from Rochdale, who have been volunteering with the Health Action Champions project, have created a short film sharing their achievements over the last twelve months.
The film premiered on the first of April at one of GMYN’s partner offices, Rochdale Borough-wide User Forum (RBUF). The audience included young volunteers, staff members from Greater Manchester Youth Network, NHS public governors, Healthwatch Rochdale and the MP for Heywood and Middleton, Liz McInnes.
The short film was lauded and very well received by all who attended, and the cinema atmosphere was made even more authentic with added popcorn! Nick, co-ordinator of the Health Action Champions programme, said “it was great to see the work of these inspirational young people enjoyed and for them to see the positive support both from people on the film and from those who attended this event, just shows how important their volunteering is to people”
The film focused on the Health Action Champions project, which the young amateur filmmakers have been volunteering with. Health Action Champions is a project that aims to improve the engagement and access of young people, into the strategic decision making of the health services across the Rochdale borough. The volunteers represent the voice of young people in the area and share opinions to decision makers within the health services. As well as organising and delivering preventative work around the wider health agenda within their communities. The project is open for young people from the Rochdale borough aged 13 – 21.
The video in question can be watched directly from this page below.
For more information about the Health Action Champions project, get in touch via our contact form or speak to Nick on 0161 274 3299.