Celebrating the Year of the Young Person

SIDE Celebrating the Year of the Young Person
The National Youth Advisory Forum

The Managed Service Network for Children and Young People with Cancer (MSN CYPC), which is based at Kings Cross in Dundee, hosted a celebration event to mark the Year of the Young Person.

Young people with cancer, experts in the field and professional groups working with young people were invited to the event in Edinburgh which celebrated the achievements of the MSN CYPC National Youth Advisory Forum.

It also aimed to raise awareness of teenage cancer and the services available to support young people.

This successful first ever event brought together 75 people from different areas to learn from each other and exchange ideas, including representatives from Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, Teenage Cancer Trust, CLIC Sargent, Scottish Government, universities from around the country including Manchester University.

Presentations included the introduction of a new buddy system, which is a peer support programme for young people with cancer, looking at the top ten research priorities and a talk on how to increase the digital and media footprint for TYA in Scotland.

The National Youth Advisory Forum was established in April 2017 to give young people with cancer a stronger voice on issues which affect them and to influence how cancer services for young people are developed and delivered in Scotland.

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