Mental Health Hackathon:

Mental Health Hackathon: giving young people the chance to shape  future health services

On 17 February 2018 Eastern AHSN will be running a Mental Health Hackathon for young people aged 14-19 who want to shape and improve health services in their local community.

Eastern AHSN is holding the event in order to meet young people with an interest in healthcare across the Eastern region, and we hope the hackathon will help us to recruit new youth members to the East of England Citizens' Senate.

The event will be managed by Form the Future CIC, and will be hosted by the Sanger Institute in the Discovery Zone on the Wellcome Genome Campus, outside of Cambridge.

Helen Oliver, Director of Network Leadership at Eastern AHSN said: "We wanted a way to engage with young people across the Eastern region who feel strongly about our health services and who are eager to influence how they develop.

"The focus on mental health reflects a subject of great concern to people in this age group and we believe the hackathon will give them a chance to deploy their creativity and ingenuity in a really productive way."

The Hackathon is open to young people aged 14-19 living in Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire, Essex and Cambridgeshire. There is no charge to attend and lunch and refreshments are provided by the Sanger Institute.

Register your interest here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mental-health-hackathon-tickets-38801779166.

Any questions can be directed to Anne Bailey on 01223 781296 or info@formthefuture.org.uk.

For more information: Anne Bailey, Co-founder of Form the Future CIC abailey@formthefuture.org.uk 07545 696547
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