Youth Covid Challenge

Covid guidance can be confusing and hard to understand… 

Youth Covid Challenge is a group of young people retelling the rules!

FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, BY YOUNG PEOPLE

We are a group of volunteers age 11 to 18 who live, study or work in Balsall Heath, Moseley, Springfield, Sparkhill, Sparkbrook, Hall Green & Kings Heath.

Our mission

We channel different voices, ideas and experiences.

Our messages are created by young people, for young people.

Our team represents the different types of people in the Hall Green area, Birmingham and beyond!

We empower young people by enabling them to know what the Covid rules are and how they impact on them, their friends and family.

What do we do?

We work together to simplify government Covid rules and guidance

We meet every Wednesday from 7pm – 8:30pm on Zoom to hear your ideas and experiences

Outside the Zoom meeting you will need to spend an hour creating the work you’ve agreed with the team

We use online and offline multimedia to retell Covid messages in your words and using your experiences

Emotions, feelings and mental health is central to our project

We ask for 2.5 hours a week commitment until March 2021 (term time only)

What’s in it for me?

Fun and friendship through teamwork

Learn news skills and gain media training

Youth mentoring support

Pathway to the NHS Cadets and job schemes

Experience on your CV and a job/study reference

Love to Shop vouchers

We Use Tech + Media and Words + Wisdom to Create Covid Messages at Our Weekly Zoom Sessions

Youth Rules Lockdown 2021 competition hears young people’s experiences using digital, words and art to showcase their experiences of Covid. More details below.

How to get involved

If you are age 11 to 18, live/study/work in Hall Green, Moseley, Kings Heath, Sparkbrook, Sparkhill, Springfield or Balsall Heath and are interested in joining the Youth Covid Challenge, please email simarjeet.kaur@accordgroup.org.uk

Accord’s Hall Green Families Team are leading on the NHS England ‘Health Information Champion’ project as Youth Covid Challenge. Working alongside NHS England, we are aiming to support young people in the Hall Green locality by establishing a youth volunteer group to co-design Covid-19 / Winter / mental health messages. These messages will be shared by young people to their peers using digital and offline platforms.

The messages will be signed off by the @HealthyBrum team, as part of Public Health England. We are inclusive, diverse and accessible thanks to our connections within the Hall Green locality.