HERON is an international public engagement network aimed at people involved in action and research in inequalities in health and health service use. It brings together people from the community, local charities, public health researchers and health practitioners with a vision of having a collaborative approach to research in the community. HERON organises and runs a range of engagement activities for young people. For more information, visit https://heronnetwork.com/
The HYPE (Improving the Health of Young PeoplE) Project is an online recruitment, risk assessment, and resource platform for young people (aged 16 and over) aimed at improving the understanding of problems affecting young people’s health, increasing young peoples’ involvement in research and improving access to online and community social and health-related resources. We hope to use the project to empower individuals within their neighbourhoods and communities by providing an environment to voice their opinions and contribute to a discussion on health inequalities, and work towards reducing these inequalities.
The HYPE Project online platform also offers signposting to relevant charities and organisations, self-help materials and information about community activities and events. Access to all the resources is free regardless of whether the young person takes part in the research survey.
For more information about the HYPE Project, visit https://hypekcl.com/