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Health inequalities: peer research into the role of communities (half-day)


05/02/2020 10:30






Project background

Since March 2019, Children in Scotland has been working with Dalmarnock Primary School (Glasgow) and Baldragon Academy (Dundee) to explore the role of place on health, wellbeing and inequality.

Scotland has some of the worst health and widest health inequalities in Europe. This project has looked at exploring how the areas that children and young people live in contributes to this.

Children in Scotland, with funding from the Wellcome Trust and support from Professor Niamh Shortt at the University of Edinburgh, carried out a participative research project with 15 young researchers aged 10-14 living in areas of high deprivation in Glasgow and Dundee.

About this event

This free event will give you an insight into the project's research and findings, and explore some of the recommendations on what community and place can do to improve people's health and wellbeing.

Find out what the young peer researchers think needs to change to ensure that the areas they live in are promoting and supporting positive health and wellbeing and reducing the inequalities experienced in health.

Learn more about the peer research model used to engage with children and young people to gather views and experiences in relation to health, wellbeing, inequalities and place making. Hear from the young peer researchers about their experience of being involved in the project and see an animation developed to display their work. You will also hear from experts about how the research links to the wider academic research context.

There will be opportunity to network with the researchers and other professionals who can help influence change.

Key learning outcomes:

  • Learn from the experiences of the young peer researchers
  • Find out how community and place is impacting on health, wellbeing and inequality from the perspective of children and young people
  • Learn about carrying out participative research projects
  • Find out about the participants recommendations for change.

Led by Chris Ross, Policy Officer, Children in Scotland. 

This event is free to attend by both Children in Scotland members and non-members. 

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