YPHP, Maternity Action and Friends, Families and Travellers will be leading a Health & Wellbeing Alliance Pop-up University workshop at Health and Care Innovation Expo 2018, on 5-6 September at Manchester Central! Our session will look at How the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector supports resilience for individuals, communities and specific groups and will unpack what this means and showcase good practice examples of work with particular communities, especially those facing health inequalities. The session takes place on 6 September at 12:30 PM. All public sector staff can claim complimentary tickets for the event, contact the Expo team to find out more.
Young People’s Health Matters Focus Week was held from 5th-9th March 2018. Search for #YPHealthMatters to see the resources and hear views from young people & professionals. Check out the blogs and storify from the week.
We are delighted to share the newsletter of the Young People’s Health Partnership (YPHP). You can read all about YPHP’s activities, including the new Better Together Charter from Youth Access, NHS70 celebrations and our plans for the upcoming NHS Expo and PHE conference in September!
Youth Access, acting on behalf of The Young People’s Health Partnership, was commissioned by DHSC to run four 2 hour focus groups with young people to get their thoughts on the proposals outlined in the green paper: Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision. You can read our report on what the young people thought of the proposals here.
YPHP are leading a piece of work with Homeless Link to develop a learning resource and toolkit for public health nurses working with homeless families. The work includes a focus on the experiences of homeless young people. We will be sharing our work on this resource at the “Health at the Margins” event, organised by the Queen’s Nursing Institute on the 5 July. This free event will bring together nursing students, educators, researchers and practitioners in homeless healthcare to learn and share ideas.
YPHP supports a range of ‘takeover’ activities and other events where young people get involved in informing health decision making. A Takeover Toolkit sets out how you can run a takeover day activity focusing on health and wellbeing. On 29th June 2017 we supported 6 young people to share their experiences of health services to senior decision makers. Find out what they said here. If you are interested to find out more contact us.
The ‘Altogether Better’ charter was created by young people and sets out criteria for services to ensure that they are putting young service users at the heart of their organisation. Over 240 young people had direct input into the charter, putting their voices and experiences at the front and centre of the project. They were involved through consultation workshops across the country which included a range of marginalised groups. Youth Access used their grant to create a short animation to tell the story of the charter’s development.
This evaluation looks at the Youth Health Champion qualification provided by the Royal Society for Public Health. The YHC programme is a peer to peer approach which has provided training for over 2,000 young people in the UK. Read the evaluation here.
This briefing looks at the ways non-medical solutions can be used to achieve better health outcomes for young people. Read the briefing here.
This briefing sets out ways voluntary and community sector organisations can use the SEF to evaluate their physical activity programmes and demonstrate impact. Read the briefing here.
This policy briefing by Youth Access for the Young People’s Health Partnership highlights the difficulties experienced by young adults aged 16 to 24 in accessing the mental health support they need and sets out recommended solutions. Read the briefing here.
The HW Alliance is jointly managed by the Department of Health (DH), Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England and is made up of 21 VCSE Members that represent communities who share protected characteristics or that experience health inequalities. Through their networks HW Alliance Members can link with communities and VCSE organisations across England.
Individuals and VCSE organisations who would like to share their experiences and ideas with NHS England, DH and PHE can do so via HW Alliance Members. If you would like to share insights or issues or get more information, please get in touch.
The alliance succeeds the Health and Care Strategic Partner Programme, which ended on 31 March 2017.