LifeLab is a Southampton education initiative designed to increase health literacy among the young so that they can make positive lifestyle decisions.
It teaches school children about non communicable diseases and usually takes place in a hospital or school setting.
It looks at the science behind the health messages young people are exposed to in everyday life and gives them hands-on activities to spark interest in their own health and wellbeing.
Programme lead for LifeLab, Dr Kathryn Woods-Townsend, had to consider the implications when the pandemic hit:
“The emergence of COVID-19 immediately got us thinking about what support young people need to face this new challenge, and how best we could get it to them in a locked-down society.”