Young artists from across Rotherham have been busy unleashing their creative streak as part of a competition to shape the identity of a new 0-19 integrated public health nursing service.
The new service, which will be run by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, is being launched on 1 April 2017. It will provide young people and families in Rotherham with streamlined access to care. Previously separate services such as school nursing, health visiting and oral health will now be delivered by the new 0-19 service.
As part of the launch, young people from across Rotherham were invited to submit their ideas and creations for a logo to represent the new service. A number of entries were received from students at Wickersley School and Rotherham Aspire.
The winner of the competition, Mia Jeffrey, 13, who attends Wickersley School, will now see her design digitally transformed for wider use. As an added bonus, Mia has been presented with some fantastic prizes including X-Factor tour tickets (donated by Sheffield Arena), Rotherham United match tickets (donated by Rotherham United Community Sports Trust) and a graphic design experience day (donated by Rotherham College).
Mia said: “It was my mum who told me about the competition. I really enjoy art and using my creativity so I knew I would enjoy taking part.
“I think it’s good to get the people who are going to use the service involved in creating the logo. I was really happy to win and there were some great prizes.”
Tracy Armstrong, Deputy Head of Nursing – Children’s Services said: “Our new service will be a great benefit to children, families and young people of Rotherham. Services such as health visiting, school nursing and health promotion have been brought together to provide a seamless public health nursing service as opposed to multiple specialists, meaning people will now only need to see one public health nurse.
“We thought this competition was a great way to get the people who will be using our service actively involved in its launch. There were some really high quality entries and we found it very difficult to pick the winner.”
Mia’s design will now be used across all of the service’s communications including leaflets, online and on social media.
Andrew Johnson, Communications Officer