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Youthwatch Darlington - Receive a personal message of thanks from Her Royal Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham, Mrs Sue Snowdon

13/05/2020

 

Healthwatch Darlington's young volunteers receive a personal message of thanks from Her Royal Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham, Mrs Sue Snowdon, for their support and service during the COVID-9 pandemic.

Youthwatch Darlington, a young volunteering group which sits under Healthwatch Darlington made up of 14-25 year olds living in and around the Borough of Darlington received a personal message of thanks from Her Royal Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham, Mrs Sue Snowdon, for their incredible support and service during the COVID-19 crisis.

Volunteers have been supporting Healthwatch Darlington from home during the pandemic in an effort to contribrute to the organisations increased information sharing and signposting to help service users, carers and their families through these uncertain times.

Youthwatch Darlington’s volunteers wanted to do something to help their peers during the pandemic, knowing the impact Covid-19 may have on the mental health & wellbeing of young people. They produced an online awareness raising campaign called ‘Looking after your mental well-being during the pandemic’.

This campaign along with links to local services, national helplines and online support has been shared across social media platforms, with schools/colleges, health services, charitable organisations and via Healthwatch Darlington’s 3 times weekly Covid-19 e-newsletter.

Michelle Thompson BEM, Chief Executive Officer, Healthwatch Darlington says “ I’m thrilled that our young volunteers have received a personal letter of thanks from Her Royal Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham, Mrs Sue Snowdon. It is such an honour and so appreciated by everyone at Healthwatch Darlington. We are very proud of Youthwatch Darlington who are always willing to support and contribute to our work and that of others in our community. I’m thrilled they have been recognised in this way which truly reflects their dedication and hard work during such unprecedented times”

Jemma Austin, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, Healthwatch Darlington says “This personal message of thanks highlights the importance of young volunteers in the community and the impact Youthwatch Darlington has on others across the area. I am really proud of all of our volunteers at Healthwatch Darlington and for the young volunteers who contribute to Youthwatch Darlington. We can’t begin to thank them enough.”

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Contact details:

Michelle Thompson BEM, Chief Executive Officer

m.thompson@healthwatchdarlington.co.uk

07877 673030

Jemma Austin, Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator

j.austin@healthwatchdarlington.co.uk

01325 380145

If you are interested in helping to share our young volunteers campaign poster even further, you can download it here along with a selection of services that can help young people here

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What is Healthwatch Darlington?

Healthwatch Darlington is the independent champion for people using local health and social care services in the Darlington borough. We listen to what people like about services and what could be improved. We share their views with those with the power to make change happen. People can also speak to us to find information about health and social care services available locally. 

Our sole purpose is to help make care better for people.

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01325 380145 (Landline)
07525237723 (Textphone)

By E-mail:
info@healthwatchdarlington.co.uk

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