15 year old Youth Forum member – Ben Corrall – writes about his week’s work experience placement with us:

My Work Experience

I have been on work experience with the NUH Youth Service all this week. The things I have been doing are ward rounds, where we visit young people at their bedside, answering phone calls, helping run activities at the weekly Youth Club, daily drop-in sessions and the YAG (Young Adult Group).

On Tuesday me and Terrence met some young people (receiving dialisys treatment) we were talking about the video that we made on the youth forum residential last weekend.

On the Wednesday me and Mark did a presentation [to Nursing Associates] on a brief history about the NUH Youth Service and about what we do and what kind of projects and what qulafictions we do. 

On Thursday I did admin work and my teacher Miss Hatch came too see how I was doing. After that I made a few phone calls and sent a few emails, then orded a few resources ready for the summer programme.

Friday (today) we had YAG (Young Adult Group) where we spoke about the coffee project they have been working on. Then in the afternoon me and Terrance met a young person receiving treatment (dialysis). Then it was back to the Youth Room to run the final drop-in session of the week before heading home!

The things that I have enjoyed the most this week are: ward rounds, seeing what happens behind the scenes, and doing what my I love for a week. 

The key learning points from this week is: learning how to communicate with people from all different backgrounds

Ben (at the front) taking a selfie on the recent Youth Forum Residential!

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