YP Health Partnership

YP Health Partnership

The Young People’s Health Partnership represents the interests of young people and young adults aged 10 – 25. We focus specifically on young people facing health inequalities. We are a partnership of six organisations with VCSE networks across England from the youth and young people’s health sectors.

  • We support young people to exercise empowered and active voices
  • We provide advice on how policies and services can affect young people differently, particularly marginalised groups.
  • We increase understanding of good age appropriate care for young people and why it is important
  • We focus on young people’s wellbeing and increasing understanding of effective prevention work
  • We support the youth and young people’s health sectors to work in partnership with the health system

Together with AYPH the partnership includes: Addaction, Ambition, BrookStreetGames, and Youth Access.

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

Evaluation of the Youth Health Champion Programme

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.

Social Prescribing for Young People

This briefing looks at the ways non-medical solutions can be used to achieve better health outcomes for young people. Read the briefing here.

Measuring Matters: an introduction to the Standard Evaluation Framework for Physical Activity

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.

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

Health and Wellbeing Alliance

YPHP is part of this programme – its work is summarised below.

The alliance aims to make it easier for the voluntary and statutory sectors to work together to:

•improve health and care systems
•address health inequalities
•help people, families and communities to achieve and maintain wellbeing

It also aims to bring the VCSE sector’s voice and expertise into national policy making.

The alliance succeeds the Health and Care Strategic Partner Programme, which ended on 31 March 2017.

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