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Social Innovation Camp: Young People and Health

A Lie in, a fry up and the newspaper in tow are pretty good way to spend a Saturday. But how about this: a Saturday spent working with a group of brilliant, creative. complete strangers solving some pressing health issues facing young people.

On Saturday February 25th I’ll be helping the Social Innovation Camp crew will be bringing together designers, developers, thinkers, health care practitioners and young people to look at ways technology can help improve how young people experience the NHS.

SI Camp days are fun, don’t even feel like work and you meet some incredible people. ¬†Working together with NECLES HIEC (the NHS Health Innovation and Education Cluster for North East, North Central London and Essex) we’ll look at how technology can help covering the following themes:

  • How can we help make the transition to adulthood work more smoothly? (Young people changing psychiatrists and other practitioners when they turn 18)
  • How can we help those with health and well being issues avoid/reduce the impact of social isolation?
  • How can users better use their own medical history to have a smoother health care experience
  • How can young people make a game out of eating well and getting fit?
  • How do I know if I need to see the doctor, and can we make it a better experience?

Oh and I almost forgot to mention that the NECLES HEIC is offering up to £10,000 to one of the ideas to come out off the day. Exciting stuff!

If this sounds like something up your street then sign up here.

Environment Travel

Mobility 2025

Last week I did this short interview with on how I imagine the future of sustainable transport. As a glass half-full kind of person, I spoke mostly about new ideas and innovation.

If you’re interested in finding out more you can follow the Mobility 2025 conference taking place tomorrow is Paris. Eco-Mobility TV will be bringing together mobility experts, journalists and bloggers to debate about the future of mobility. You can also watch more interviews people gave in advance of the event.

You can watch it live here and also follow it on twitter using the hashtag #2025.