2018 marked the ten year anniversary of AYPH. To help us celebrate we ran a Photography Competition that asked young people. ‘What does health mean to you’?
Our aim through the competition was to get young people, aged 10 – 24, to reflect on their personal health journey and explore the holistic and sometimes emotional sides to health. AYPH participation staff ran workshops with youth groups, including; youth volunteering services, hostels for homeless young people and youth theatres, to explore concepts of health and to expand young people’s health literacy.
Showcasing the winners and runners up
We were delighted to showcase the photographs young people submitted at an exhibition at The Blue Elephant Theatre from February 18th to March 29th 2019. The exhibition was a glimpse into how young people feel about their health, what is important to them and how they wish to creatively express themselves.
AYPH Be Healthy is a highly successful model of engaging marginalised young people in important conversations about their health and wellbeing. Using the principles of popular education, it is a truly youth-led approach that allows young people the freedom to explore health and identity on their own terms. The AYPH Be Healthy project was nominated for the UK Sexual Health Awards Young People’s Project of the Year in 2014.
AYPH is excited to now offer training on using the Be Healthy techniques to other professionals. The training is highly participatory, exploring the philosophy of popular education and the power of group work using fun and engaging activities. The approach and activities can be used with any marginalised groups that experience discrimination, stigma or reduced access to health services.
More information about the training can be found here.
Find out more about past AYPH events and conferences here.