YP Health Partnership

YP Health Partnership

YPHP logoAYPH leads the Young People’s Health Partnership (YPHP), a seven strong consortium of organisations working to raise the profile of young people’s health.

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.

Together with AYPH the partnership includes: Addaction, Ambition, Brook, CLIC Sargent, StreetGames, and Youth Access.

Access all our resources here and follow @YPHealth on Twitter for more about our work.

Young, adult – and ignored: Getting a fair deal for 16-24 year olds from mental health services

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.

Young People’s Views on Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS)

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.

Young People’s Health Matters Focus Week

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

Young People’s Mental Health workshops

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.”

Young People’s Takeover Challenge

Minister and YP

Some of the young people with Health Minister Alistair Burt MP in 2015.

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: info@youngpeopleshealth.org.uk

The Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partner Programme
Working together for better health and care

YPHP is part of this programme – its work is summarised below. For more details about the programme contact: strategic.partners@dh.gsi.gov.uk 

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:

  • Helping reach the most vulnerable, excluded individuals and communities
  • Supporting people to make their diverse needs and voices heard
  • Harnessing the expertise of the voluntary sector to inform national policy development
  • Driving awareness of the role and potential of the sector
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