Young People’s Participation

Young People’s Participation

AYPH is committed to increasing young people’s involvement in decisions that affect their health. We run a variety of projects that amplify the voices of young people in the health and wellbeing sector.

AYPH runs long and short-term projects with young people that explore health in a holistic way and support young people to work with their peers to identify potential solutions to their shared problems. One example is our successful Be Healthy projectwhich ran over three years and resulted in the creation of a wealth of young people led resources.

We believe that young people’s views and an understanding of their health needs should be central to the day to day running, development and improvement of health services. Amplifying the voices of young people and encouraging dialogue between them and decision makers is at the core of our work. To find out more about what we believe need to be included in participation work to ensure that it is meaningful for both young people and adults, read our participation statement.

We undertake a range of participation work on a project and consultancy basis.  Recent examples include work with young people on the NHS Digital Strategy and work with young people involved in an obesity research project.  AYPH supports young people’s involvement in the Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover challenge activities working with the Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England giving young people an opportunity to work with influential stakeholders.

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