The NHS turned 70 years old this year! It's the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation's most loved institutions.
As part of the celebrations, The Big Lunch has teamed up with the #iwill campaign (which promotes social action among 10-20 year olds) and NHS England to help more young people learn about the NHS and empower them to take part in improving the health of their communities.
The Big Lunch is a great way to celebrate something you are proud of, help people to get to know each other better and encourage people to start a conversation, but most of all it’s fun!
Whether you want to hold a Big Lunch as a way to spark conversations between young people and healthcare professionals, highlight the ways in which young people can make a difference in a healthcare setting, or simply as a way to celebrate NHS70, we’ve put some resources together to get you started, including Your Guide to The Big Lunch, posters and invites, and games and conversation starters.
NHS70 creates an exciting opportunity to capture the imagination of young people and empower them to make a difference to health and social care in their local communities. Youth social action in a healthcare setting can improve patient experience; act as a valuable introduction to a range of career options in the NHS, and improve the health and wellbeing of both the young people involved and their communities.