NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHSGGC) is set to host a large scale free event for vulnerable children, young people and their families/carers at the Glasgow Science Centre on Monday, 30 November.
The #Engage event, run by the health board’s Specialist Children’s Services (SCS), will be a large scale engagement event with a range of exhibitions, games and activities, where attendees will be able to speak with professionals from NHSGGC, social work, education services and third sector organisations.
SCS cares for a range of children and young people who have mental health issues or life-long or life limiting health problems.
Stephen McLeod, head of Specialist Children’s Services, NHSGGC, said: “The #Engage event aims to bring all our children, young people and their parents/carers together at one large scale event.
“The #Engage event has been designed to be informative and we want to get as many of our service users together and involve them in the planning of future service improvements.
“We have planned #Engage to be a fun, loud and exciting daythat gets people talking. We have involved young people in the planning of #Engage through focus groups with primary, secondary and further education age groups to ensure we tailor the event to their needs and interests.
“I hope to as many young people, parents and carers as possible can make it along and play an important role in shaping the service to provide the health care required by our service users.
“We want to hear as much feedback as possible to find out where opportunities exist for further improvements to the service. However, we also want to increase awareness of our service and what we do to improve our reach to as many vulnerable children and young people across Greater Glasgow & Clyde as possible.
“We are open to everyone who wants to attend; some people may or may not be known to SCS staff but everyone is welcome to join us.”
The #Engage event is running on Monday 30 November between 11am-6.30pm at the Glasgow Science Centre. There will be free access to the science centre as well as free car parking. Further details are available at www.nhsggc.org.uk/scs
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