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Health Points - spreading the word about health and well-being

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The Health Points project team at Rinova have been very busy recently with two events within the last couple of weeks.

Health Points is an Erasmus+ transnational Strategic Partnerships project that is promoted by Rinova, which is developing a new, game-based resource to promote health and well-being for tutors and trainers who are working in a variety of educational contexts with young adults. After many months of hard work by all the partners, developing the curriculum and designing games for the Health Points platform, it is now up and running and ready to be tested by trainers and young adults.

On 28th March we invited practitioners - teachers, trainer and youth workers, to attend the Health Points 'Multiplier' event in London. We had a good range of participants in terms of age, experience and delivery work with young adults, from youth workers, adviser and trainers to representatives of well-being organisations; but what they all had in common was their desire to improve the health and wellbeing of the young people that they work with.

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Everyone who attended was really impressed with the range of topics covered by the Health Points modules and games, with the ease of access and simplicity for both trainers and their students. Lauren Holmes form 15billionebp commented "I'll definitely look to use some of these resources in smaller group sessions as they are simple and engaging, but prompt very important discussions."  Those attending could see how this approach could easily be integrated alongside their current training and many of those who attended signed up for the subsequent 'Train the Trainer' event on the 11th April.

Lauren Holmes from 15billionebp commented "I'll definitely look to use some of these resources in smaller group sessions as they are simple and engaging, but prompt very important discussions."

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Above and left: Donna and Alex from Rinova in session with participants at the event on the 28th March.

On the 11th April we ran the Health Points train the trainer event at our offices in Canary wharf, we had a very enthusiastic group of trainers, again from a wide variety of delivery environments  with young adults.

This event was an opportunity to explore the Health Points learning games and platform in more depth and clarify any queries. All participants received a copy of the trainer guide and the platform guide, to assist them in planning their sessions after the event. 

We have already had some great feedback about the event and suggestions from all those involved which will be fed back to Health Points partners as part of our online peer review meeting on 8th May. This what a couple of them said:

"It was informative, very engaging and valuable day spent" - Dean Lewis, London Learning Consortium

"Great experience, great sharing of best practice and ideas with others from different organisations. Donna and Alex from Rinova were engaging and passionate"  Chas Mollet, WAC Arts

For more information about the Health Points project you can contact Alex Walker at a.walker@rinova.co.uk or visit the website here. 

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