YPHP works with the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England as a strategic partner to raise the profile of the health agenda across the voluntary youth sector. You can find out more about the strategic partner programme including a list of other organisations that are leading strategic partnerships here.
Access all our resources here and follow @YPHealth on Twitter for more about our work.
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.
New research led by Addaction for the Young People’s Health Partnership involving 1600 young people has been published today. 66% of those involved had experience of using novel psychoactive substances. Findings include that young people using NPS are less likely to actively seek treatment and that young people use NPS in combination with other illicit drugs. Read the report here.
Between 6th and 10th March 2017 the Young People’s Health Partnership held a focus week highlighting the importance of young people’s health and wellbeing. We shared young people and professional views and highlighted good practice to support better understanding on the issues that young people face and how they can best be supported. Check out the blogs and storify. @YPHealth #yphealthmatters
Ambition ran a series of young people’s mental health CPD workshops for YPHP, in partnership with Young Devon. These quotes give a flavour of the positive feedback. “Thank you for the opportunity to attend the training yesterday. It was so beneficial in terms of my job role and the ongoing support to those young adults within my working environment with or without mental health issues.” “An excellent day’s training, informative good balance of clinical evidence and practical advice.”
YPHP supports a range of ‘takeover’ activities where young people get involved in informing health decision making. See our 2015 summary report here. A Takeover day Toolkit sets out how you can run a takeover day activity focusing on health and wellbeing.
In 2016 and early 2017 we are running takeover challenge activities with Public Health England, NHS England and the Department of Health. If you are interested to find out more contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
YPHP is part of this programme – its work is summarised below. For more details about the programme contact: email@example.com
The voluntary sector is vital for creating an affordable health and care system which is fit for the future.
The Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partner Programme brings the power of the voluntary sector together with the health system, to improve services and promote wellbeing for all.
We do this by: