Age 17, Frome
I first got involved in social action doing a sponsored charity swim to raise money aged 13. I now campaign for youth rights and involvement in healthcare with the NHS Youth Forum, volunteer at my local hospital and run a Youth Patient Participation Group.
My work through the NHS Youth Forum has led me to present to NHS staff about how to better involve young people in their work and also contribute to national documents on this topic. Through this work, I hope other healthcare settings actively engage children and young people in their wellbeing too.