Our Youth Club organises many activities where you can relax with other people your own age and forget the stresses of being in hospital.
Youth Club is held at the hospital every Tuesday, where young people over the age of ten can meet up in the Play and Admissions Centre to play a game of pool, use the games consoles or just hang out and chat.
Why come to Youth Club?
The aim of the Youth Club is to give you the space you need, away from the ward, where you can chill out and chat.
The team has a very different relationship with young people than our other hospital staff. They work to empower patients and give you free choice and the opportunity to do things for yourselves. They give you the opportunity to opt in or out of activities and put you in control.
You may find someone there who has the same condition or has had the same treatment you are having, which means you can talk to someone your own age about it.
Our youth workers also offer a confidential ear if you feel worried and want to talk to someone in private about anything at all.
Occasionally, there are organised activities with guest speakers coming in to talk about things that interest young people or to give a workshop. There is a real emphasis on fun and when the weather is warm enough, water fights will often break out in the outdoor space at the Play Centre.
Among the activities is the monthly movie night, where you and your family can sit together in the Education Centre lecture theatre to watch a film on the big screen for free and enjoy some popcorn and a drink.
Youth Club is in the Play Centre on Tuesdays between 5.30pm and 7.30pm and there are also clubs at our Parkview site in Moseley.
The young people's room on Ward 7 hosts a Youth Club on Wednesday lunchtimes.
Thursday evenings Scouts/Guides
On Thursday evenings, the Scouts and Guides groups stage activities in the Play Centre.
During summer holidays, there are art clubs and workshops, where you can enjoy such activities as papermaking, photography and 'art attacks'.
David Baker - Senior Youth Worker, David.Baker@nhs.net