AYPH events

AYPH events

10th Anniversary Conference – 21st February 2018

• What’s changed for young people’s health in the last 10 years?

• What’s happening for young people’s health now – policy and practice?

• What new ideas and innovative practice can we learn from?


Thank you to all the speakers, chairs, delegates and young people who attended our 10th anniversary conference at the Institute of Child Health in London. It was a great day full of interesting sessions, workshops, posters and a temporary tattoo parlour hosted by GOSH Arts. It was fantastic to meet so many dedicated and engaged professionals from across the youth health sector. Presentations from the event can be downloaded below:

Opening Plenary

Ten years of AYPH – Emma Rigby, AYPH

Data trends for young people. What’s changed in ten years? – Dr Ronny Cheung, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Life chances of young people – Naomi Eisenstadt CB

What’s important to young people? Messages from young people in care – Áine Rose Kelly, Care Leaver, DPhil Student, Wellcome Trust Scholar

Research Advances – Parallel A

Teenagers and their sexual partners: What age difference should raise concerns of sexual exploitation? – Dr Louise Cook, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Understanding the decline of teenage fertility in England – Katie L Heap, University of Southampton

“Not life threatening but life ruining”: Continence problems in young people – Dr Carol Joinson, Centre for Child & Adolescent Health University of Bristol

Innovation in Health & Education – Parallel B

PSHE Education: Policy change & models of practice – Jonathan Baggaley, PSHE Association

Using youth work in a school setting – Tim Tod, University of Exeter & Red 22 CIC

Pastoral curriculum: A manifesto – Jo Morgan,  The Portsmouth Grammar School

Research Advances – Parallel C

Safe, Fit & Well: Streetgames’ national sport pilots – Dr Louise Mansfield, Brunel University London

Impact of a youth violence intervention in the emergency department of a London hospital – Brendan King, Redthread

Improving transition from child and adolescent mental health services to adult mental health services – Dr Cathy Street, Warwick Medical School

Innovation in Mental Health – Parallel D

Supporting young people’s mental health in the voluntary sector – Dr Simon Newitt,  Off the Record

Developing a youth mental health service: Considerations across the system – Tonia Mihill: Mancroft Advice Project (MAP), Dr Tim Clarke & Dr Jon Wilson: Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust Child, Family & Young People’s Service

Healthy Teen Minds – Robin Barker, Healthy Teen Minds

Innovation in Engagement – Parallel E

‘It’s like a new life that you never knew about until now’: Living with HIV – The CHIVA Youth Committee (CYC) of Young People

Making change happen together – Anna Christina Carnegie & Iona del Pino, CLIC Sargent

Innovation in Young Adult Care – Parallel F

A model for young adult renal clinics – Dr Paul Harden & Daley Cross, Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Supporting transitions for young people affected by substance use – Colin Hughes, Young Addaction Lancashire

Adolescents in KAOS: Demonstrating the need for more age appropriate care in an inner London teaching hospital – Dr Simon Chapman, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Closing Plenary

Young trans people and healthcare – Jezza Donovan, Gendered Intelligence

Skin, stigma, services and support – Dr Tess McPherson, Oxford University Hospitals

Skin, stigma, services and support – Claire Howard, Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England

Skin, stigma, services and support – Dr Emma Howard, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation Trust

The full programme for the conference can be found here. 

Download the book of poster abstracts here.

To follow the day’s activities check @AYPHcharity, #AYPH10

RCPCH has approved this activity for CPD in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD Guidelines.

Supported by: RCGP Adolescent Health Group, RCP Adolescent and Young Adult Steering Group, Young People’s Health Partnership and Young People’s Health Special Interest Group.