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Coproducing Health Information Materials With Young People: Reflections and Lessons Learned

Faux-Nightingale, Alice; Somayajula, Glenys; Bradbury, Charlotte; Bray, Lucy; Burton, Claire; Chew-Graham, Carolyn A; Gardner, Aaliyah; Griffin, Alex; Twohig, Helen; Welsh, Victoria


Charlotte Bradbury

Lucy Bray

Aaliyah Gardner

Alex Griffin


This paper describes and critically reflects on how children and young people (CYP) acted as public advisors to co-produce health information materials about Long Covid for younger audiences. This work was underpinned by the Lundy model, a framework which provides guidance on facilitating CYP to actively contribute to matters which affect them.
Co-production activity sessions took place with CYP in schools as well as video conferences with a CYP stakeholder group and CYP with Long Covid. Activities encouraged CYP to focus on the content, format and design of materials and used problem-based and collaborative learning to encourage engagement with the project. Using a range of methods and open discussion, CYP co-designed a series of Long Covid health information materials for younger audiences.
Sixty-six CYP (aged 10-18), and two young adults were involved. CYP co-designed specifications for the final materials and provided feedback on early designs. The project led to the development of a series of health information materials targeted at CYP: a short social media campaign with six short videos and a twelve-page illustrated leaflet about Long Covid; released on social media and distributed in local area. All the CYP were positive about the project and their involvement.
Involving CYP led to the development of innovative and engaging information materials (influence). Developing rapport was important when working with CYP and this was facilitated by using approaches and activities to establish an environment (space) where the CYP felt comfortable sharing their views (voice) and being listened to (audience) by the adults in the project. Working with external groups who are willing to share their expertise can help the meaningful involvement of voices ‘less heard’.
Public Contribution
One CYP co-applicant contributed to the project design and facilitation of PPIE sessions, 64 CYP were involved in the PPIE sessions to design and feedback on materials. Two young adult media producers worked with CYP to produce these materials, another CYP supported this process. Three public contributors were involved in the preparation of this manuscript.


Faux-Nightingale, A., Somayajula, G., Bradbury, C., Bray, L., Burton, C., Chew-Graham, C. A., …Welsh, V. (2024). Coproducing Health Information Materials With Young People: Reflections and Lessons Learned. Health Expectations, 27(3), Article e14115.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 27, 2024
Online Publication Date Jun 16, 2024
Publication Date 2024-06
Deposit Date Jun 4, 2024
Publicly Available Date Jun 16, 2024
Journal Health Expectations
Print ISSN 1369-6513
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 27
Issue 3
Article Number e14115
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