Empowering Young People to Make Their PlaceNorth Belfast Health Summit #NBHealthSummit For further information on the North Belfast Health Summit, visit here: https://www.ashtoncentre.com/healthsummit/ Book your place here: Date / time to be announced Our understanding that both public health and community safety are inextricably linked is ever-evolving. In this event, young people from New Lodge and Ardoyne, who are helping to shape positive social change across the area, will tell their stories that have led them to participating in and leading creative initiatives in their communities that promote positive mental health, healthy living, urban regeneration and much needed services for young people. Over the past year, 20 young people and youth leaders from Ardoyne and New Lodge took part in an appreciative inquiry in to community safety in the area. They carried out over 100 interviews with local residents. The appreciative inquiry focuses on what is strong, not what is wrong in the area so that these strengths can be built on in the future. During this event, we will share headline findings, including a podcast by the young people, reflecting on their experience and findings. Reflections of partnership working across the areas and further afield through projects like The Agency, a Battersea Arts Centre and Contact Theatre programme will be celebrated. Other voices on our programme will include youth work practitioners who are actively promoting healthy living and wellbeing when shaping creative approaches to youth work delivery and championing positive social change across North Belfast. Speakers:
  • Katrina Newell Youth, Culture and Arts, Ashton Community
  • Janice Smith Lead consultant on Appreciative Inquiry & Community Safety Planning aspects of CIT Programme
  • Urban Scale Interventions Representative
  • Queens University & Ulster University Academics
  • Local Youth Workers involved in roll out of creative place making initiatives, including Appreciative Inquiry
We invite local residents and those who are actively engaged at a grassroots level to sign up and participate in any or all of our live event sessions. #healthandwellbeing, #capacitybuilding, #urbanregeneration and #communitysafety in #NorthBelfast FREE to attend! Register now