Welcome to Day 8 of Bear’s Advent Calendar! Are you ready to #ShareWithBear?
For Day 8, Bear wanted to shout about the My Health, My Rights Conference! On Friday 9th September 2022, we celebrated our first national conference since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic #MyHealthMyRights. The conference reflected on research, best practice and the rights of children and young people with regards to their health and wellbeing. The event was hosted by Catriona Shearer, with presentations from Dr Suzanne Zeedyk and Dr William Bird. It also involved a Panel Debate, 30 exhibitors, the presentation of the Scottish Children’s Health Awards and 6 workshops for our 200 delegates to attend!
Bear has this to say: “It was fantastic to meet people that we have worked closely with over the last few years. It was a wonderful opportunity to bring everyone in the sector together to celebrate, explore new ways of working together, and continue our learning. We were also supported on the day by our brilliant SMS volunteers!”
One delegate commented “There is always hope and change where there is the committed and strong enough will for it to happen” with another saying “We are all on the journey towards getting it right together”.