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July 1, 2024
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Project Health Resilience Pilot Presentation

| | July 1, 2024


1 July 2024    
12:00 - 13:00

Event Type

  • Children and young people
  • Health & Wellbeing

Project Health Resilience pilot: An innovative education-based health literacy programme for 16–19-year-old Londoners delivered by doctors in London settings


Our presentation would showcase the development and impact of an innovative health literacy pilot for 16-19-year-old Londoners: Project Health Resilience (PHR). PHR is delivered in educational/youth settings by doctors and public health specialists in a collaboration between NHS, GLA, UKHSA, Camden council, ADPH, LSHTM, Partnership for Young London, and others.

We built on lessons from the pandemic which highlighted the importance of trust and need to reduce health inequalities by addressing a gap in health literacy when young people transition to adulthood, fostering core life skills to support their health and their future families. Our multi-disciplinary team carried out extensive co-production with teachers, youth workers, and young people, to develop four bespoke health literacy modules: mental health resilience, first aid for young people, how to access services, and honest conversations about screening and immunisations. The programme was designed together with medical experts and academics to support robust evaluation throughout in partnership with LHSTM.

Our model provides unique opportunities to be face-to-face with doctors in a safe space where young people can ask questions and build trust. PHR also focuses on supporting care-leavers and those in more vulnerable circumstances.

PHR began as a Camden pilot and is now being rolled out across London. Key takeaways are to raise awareness of how impactful health literacy education can be at this age, how this can reduce health inequalities, and how trust and co-production were core principles for the pilot’s success. This presentation appeals to clinicians, public health professionals, those working to reduce health inequalities, and to colleagues working in education or children’s services.

Learning Objectives:

1) The critical role co-production and trust plays when developing public health interventions

2) The importance of health literacy education for this age group and how this can fit into the wider NHS prevention and inequalities agendas

3) Understand what the Project Health Resilience pilot entails and the impact it has had


Meeting joining instructions:


Join via Microsoft Teams:

  • Meeting ID: 328 563 128 764
  • Passcode: NYtkzS

Join by Phone:

  • Dial-in number: +44 20 7660 8347,,42461245# (United Kingdom, London)
  • Phone Conference ID: 424 612 45#



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Public Health, Children & Adults Services

London Borough of Southwark, 1st Floor, Hub 1

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London SE1P 5LX

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