AYPH was commissioned by the Royal College of Physicians to run a participation project exploring acute care services with young people. We organised workshops with four groups of young people across England to gather their experiences and views, including No Limits Southampton, Birmingham Sexual Health Service, CHIVA and Ambitious about Autism.
Participants from these four services met in London in January 2017. Together they created two brand new youth-led resource about their experiences of acute care services and how those services can better meet the needs of all young people. These resources are complimentary to the RCP’s existing acute care toolkit for adolescents and young adults.
This infographic asks a series of questions to professionals providing acute care services and proposes solutions for each one. The aim is for service providers to follow the flowchart from start to finish to ensure that they are taking all young people’s needs into consideration and acknowledge the ways they already are.
The answer to the final question provides a gentle reminder that young people’s access to good health is a right enshrined in the UN Convention on the rights of the Child.