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Youth Forums

Our Youth Forum and Young Adult Forum have attracted young people from across the East of England, eager to make Cambridge Children's Hospital the best it can be.

A young person recording a video on her phone

Listening to young people and giving them the chance to shape future - and current - services is key to us getting Cambridge Children's Hospital right.

We have two fantastic opportunities for young people: a Youth Forum for age 14-18 (Years 10-13) and a Young Adult Forum for age 19-25. Their meetings take place once every 4-6 weeks, either online or face to face, and are a great opportunity for developing personal and professional skills.

To date, our two Youth Forums have worked on the transition from children's to adult services; teenage spaces in the new children's hospital; and hospital school and reintegration back into mainstream school. For more information about joining our Youth Forums, please email or sign up below.

Join our Youth Forum (opens in a new tab)

Join our Young Adult Forum (opens in a new tab)

The Press Pack team stand by the county day marquee with their thumbs up and big smiles
Young people at Cambridgeshire County Day

Some of our young people - members of our former Press Pack initiative - got to meet the Prince and Princess of Wales! We can’t promise a Royal visit for everyone that joins us, but we can promise an experience where you will develop new skills, build confidence and make new friends.

Watch young people talk about their experiences with Cambridge Children's Hospital project


Our young people have helped develop multi-media content for the children's hospital project:

Hannah interviewed Dr Sri Velandy about our vision (opens in a new tab)

Macie interviewed Dr Patrick Tarpey about a new cancer trial

Sarah wrote about a lifetime of hospital visits

Alisha interviewed Sarah about losing her sight (opens in a new tab)

Alisha wrote about the impact of being born at 24 weeks

Macie wrote about her brother’s cancer journey

Olina wrote about life with a hidden disability

Ali wrote about how hidden disability affects mental health