Norfolk teens join BBC Radio One DJ on new health podcast
PUBLISHED: 12:12 12 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:34 02 January 2018
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A new podcast series tackling the hot topic of teenage health and wellbeing has featured young people from Norfolk.
Health Uncovered, hosted by BBC Radio One DJ Cel Spellman, aims to get more young people candidly discussing their health and covers issues including depression, drugs and sexually transmitted infections.
The teens and NHS professionals from the Norfolk Children and Young People’s Health Services (CYPHS) feature in two episodes covering mental and sexual health.
Sian Larrington, head of service for Norfolk CYPHS said: “To communicate effectively with our young people in the Norfolk community, we have to speak their language and communicate using formats they find easy and accessible, this selection of podcasts does just that.”
Dr Louise Smith, Director of Public Health in Norfolk, added: “It’s important that we get people talking about issues such as STIs, depression and drugs at an early age to help de-stigmatise them. These podcasts will allow young people to hear from their peers, rather than being talked at, which will hopefully reassure them that they’re not alone in facing these issues.”
The podcast can be found by searching “Health Uncovered” on any popular podcasting app or by visiting the CYPHS website here.