County Council to hold live Covid-19 webinar for Hemel Hempstead's young people

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The webinar will give young people the chance to ask questions about Covid-19

Hertfordshire County Council is the first authority in the country to host a free, live webinar to provide young people with an overview of Covid-19 and answer some of their questions.

The webinar is for 11 to 19-year-olds and will take place on Thursday, May 14, at 11.30am. Some questions have been submitted by young people in advance but there will also be an opportunity to ask live questions on the day.

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Cabinet Member for Public Health and Prevention, Tim Hutchings, said: “The impact of Covid-19 may feel stressful or overwhelming for young people, especially with all the changes we are having to make to our normal routines.

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“We hope that this webinar will help young people feel informed and provide reassurance at what is naturally an unsettling time.

“It is free and there is no need to pre-register, just visit on the day.”

The webinar panel will include Professor Jim McManus, Hertfordshire's Director of Public Health; Councillor Tim Hutchings, Cabinet Member for Public Health; Simon Newland, Education Operations Director, Hertfordshire County Council; and Liz Shapland, Deputy Education Services Director, Herts for Learning.

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A range of wellbeing and mental health information and support for children, young people and their parents, as well as resources for professionals who work with young people, is available at www.justtalkherts.orgA message from the Editor:

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