iDiscover

iDiscover activities

Introducing our activities

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Introducing our activities

iDiscover brings information and activities to children and young people in Northamptonshire. These activities are free to young people and those who support them including parents, carers, families and teachers. They are a great way for you to learn through creativity and fun. 

Each activity is created and run by both young people or carers and people with special knowledge of the subject. 

Activities include things like courses and workshops.

At iDiscover, all of our activities are co-produced with children, young people and families – and every single one starts with an idea from someone like you.

To join any iDiscover activities, just follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Register with iDiscover

Step 2: Explore upcoming iDiscover activities and sign up for any you wish to join

Please fill in this online form to let us know your ideas or requests about what you would like iDiscover to offer.

Who can sign up and attend?

Who can sign up and attend?

Who can sign up and attend?

People attending iDiscover activities may be:

  • Any young person in Northamptonshire under the age of 25 years old
  • Family members, carers or friends who support someone under the age of 25 years old
  • Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) staff
  • People from organisations who support young people and families
  • People from other local organisations, such as North and West Northamptonshire Councils, the University of Northampton or Northamptonshire Carers

Everyone joining iDiscover activities attends as a 'Peer', whatever their age. This is because we are all equals as we learn together. All the activities are free to attend.

If you are interested in joining any of our activities, the first step is to register with iDiscover. If you don't think you fit into any of the above categories, please contact us and we can help you.

Registration and consent for young people to participate

Filling in a registration form for iDiscover

All Peers joining iDiscover need to complete the registration form. This gives us information so we can keep you safe and also lets you can tell us how we can best support you. Some people will be happy to fill in the form online on our website, or you may prefer for it to be posted to you to complete and then return to us. Other people prefer to speak to someone on the phone to fill in the form together.

Giving consent Peers attending activities who are under 16 years of age

This is done by your parent or carer on the iDiscover registration form. If you are aged 15 or under, and it is difficult for any reason to get permission from a parent or carer, please contact us all the same. We can then decide together if you can take part without it.

We may also ask you and your parent/carer for consent for you or your work to be photographed to share with others. This could mean on our website or on things like leaflets and posters. You are never under any pressure to agree to this if it doesn’t feel right for you.

If you are aged 16 or over, you can consent for yourself on the registration form.

Supporting you to attend

We understand that joining a group is not always easy. We are here to help and will give you as much information as we can before you sign up for any activity, such as:

  • Where you will be and the facilities available there
  • What to expect from the activity
  • Who will be leading the activity so that you can recognise them
  • How you can travel to the activity (if in person)

Be sure to tell us if there is anything else that would be helpful for you.

When and where do the activities take place?

We offer online and in-person activities. You will find details about the activity, and where and when it is taking place, on our online booking pages. All of our activities take place at safe NHS or partner venues. For more information please contact us.

After registration

After you have registered for an activity, we will contact you by telephone and email. This is so we can let you know your place is booked and send you reminders. You can also join our mailing list so that we can keep you updated about new activities and opportunities.

You will be emailed your Peer ID code. Please make a note of this as you will need it to book on to our activities, which you can access on the iDiscover Eventbrite page.

If at any point you have any questions, please do contact our friendly team.

How to book on to an activity

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How to book on to an activity

We use a website called Eventbrite to book Peers on to our activities. To book an activity, you will need to follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Register with iDiscover

Step 2: Explore upcoming iDiscover activities on Eventbrite and sign up for any you wish to join

You will need your Peer ID code to be able to book an activity. This is to make sure that everyone has registered with iDiscover. Once you have registered you will be emailed your Peer ID code. Please make a note of this for future activity booking.

If you can't remember your code then please email us at nhft.idiscover@nhft.nhs.uk

When you have booked your place via Eventbrite you will receive an email confirmation from Eventbrite and also email reminders closer to the date of the activity. You will also receive an email from us with your welcome pack for that activity.

Upcoming activities

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Upcoming activities

Before you register for any of our activities, please make sure you register with iDiscover.

Below are the iDiscover activities we currently have available. Follow the links to see upcoming event dates and to book your place!

  • What makes a good trainer?  Unlock your potential as young leaders/professionals passionate about creating positive learning experiences.
  • Dreaming of better sleep? Have you ever struggled with your sleep routine? Are you ready to break the cycle? Join us to discover techniques to help you sleep.
  • Recruitment panel training Find out how you can get involved in helping us recruit staff for our children and young people's services.
  • One-page profile workshop  One-page profiles are a simple way for young people using care and support services to help professionals understand their needs - find out how you can create one and why.

If you cannot see any upcoming dates for your chosen activity, please email us so we can let you know when new dates become available.

Frequently asked questions

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Frequently asked questions

Do I have to come in person to an activity?

Some activities are in person and others are online. When you book on to an activity you will be sent all the information you need about where the activity is taking place.

Will I know who is going to be at the activity?

We will let you know who is leading the activity. When you book on to an activity you will be sent information about who will lead the activity and what they look like, so you know who you are meeting.

Can I bring a friend?

Definitely! Just ask them to register with iDiscover and book onto the same activity.

Can you help me with special adjustments so that I can attend?

Yes! We are able to make adjustments so that you can join in and you can tell us some of this information when you register with iDiscover. Once we know that you may need some adjustments we will contact you and your supporting person (if necessary) to discuss how we can support you.

I’ve got an idea for an activity  how do I tell you?

That’s amazing – thank you! All of our activities are co-produced with children, young people and families and every single one starts with an idea from someone like you. Please tell us more about your idea by completing this online form, and we’ll be in touch. You can also email us at NHFT.idiscover@nhft.nhs.uk

I have an idea!

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I have an idea!

Do you have an idea for a new iDiscover activity or resource that you’d like to see us offer? That’s great!

All iDiscover activities are co-produced with children, young people and families and every single one starts with an idea from someone like you.

Please tell us more about your idea by completing this online form, and we’ll be in touch. You can also email us at NHFT.idiscover@nhft.nhs.uk