Workshop facilitated by: The LUNA Project
This workshop will explore the opportunities and consequences of treating young people as whole people whilst focusing on the importance of young people being seen as whole people by the healthcare system.
It will primarily explore the consequences of splitting young people into “problem” and “person”, but there will also be room to discuss issues with separating young people’s mental health needs from physical health needs, and the fragmentation of care for young people with complex health needs. The workshop will be an opportunity to share experiences and a space to think together about solutions and the possibilities that come with seeing young people as people.
This workshop will be run by The LUNA Project, a group of young people with lived experience of disability.
ABOUT THE LUNA PROJECT
The Luna Project works to raise awareness of young people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. At the heart of this – and the reason LUNA was founded! – is the idea that supportive friendships can make all the difference in managing a disability or long-term health condition, but that starting those conversations can be very difficult. As such, a lot of their work centres around making these conversations possible and empowering young people to talk to their peers about their health conditions. They have also broadened their work significantly to include wider resources and workshops. For more about The LUNA Project visit https://www.thelunaproject.org.uk/