AYPH is committed to evidence-based practice in adolescent health and healthcare. We conduct research, evaluate services, produce briefings and compendiums of data for front line practitioners, support research being undertaken by other organisations and sit on project advisory boards.


Teenage girl looking at phone unhappily The influence of mental health on educational attainment in adolescence:  AYPH is working in partnership on this project led by NatCen Social Research, involving secondary analysis of large longitudinal datasets from the UK to explore the links between mental health problems at age 14 and GCSE results at 16. a briefing paper on the preliminary results is available to download.



Key Data on Young People Our flagship publication pulling together publicly available information about the health and wellbeing of young people aged 10-24.  The latest edition was published in September 2019.



International comparison of health and wellbeing in adolescence and early adulthood. Our 2019 report, written in partnership with the Nuffield Trust, was based on analysis of 17 measures of the health and wellbeing of young people aged 10-24.  The indicators offered a broad view of young people’s health and wellbeing outcomes, including long-standing illnesses, alcohol consumption, cancer mortality, obesity and deprivation.



Supporting the Health Foundation’s Future Health Inquiry AYPH is providing research support to this first-of-its-kind research and engagement project about the future health of young people



Briefings and updates We produce AYPH briefings, infographics, and evidence updates on a range of issues relating to young people’s health



Ten reasons to invest in young people’s health:  A short summary to help make the case for investing in this age group



Global Action on Adolescent health (GAMA) Advisory Group:  AYPH is represented on this World Health Organisation committee of 17 global experts and four young professionals, established to advise WHO and UN partners.  GAMA was set up to define a basket of indicators for measuring good outcomes in adolescent health.



Visit our resources page for a full list of recent publications and other outputs.




For more information about AYPH’s work on data and evidence, contact us at info@youngpeopleshealth.org.uk