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.

We will run our second Young People’s Health Matters Focus Week from 5th-9th March 2018. Check out the blogs and storify from the 2017 week.

We are delighted to share the first newsletter of the Young People’s Health Partnership (YPHP).  Find out more about our work including what young people shared about their experiences of care with high level decision makers last week.

Recent work

Supporting Youth Voice

Minister and YP

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

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.

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.

Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Health and Wellbeing Alliance

YPHP is part of the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Health and Wellbeing Alliance (HW Alliance) which has been established to:

  • Facilitate integrated working between the voluntary and statutory sectors
  • Support a two way flow of information between communities, the VCSE sector and policy leads
  • Amplify the voice of the VCSE sector and people with lived experience to inform national policy
  • Facilitate co-produced solutions to promote equality and reduce health inequalities

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.

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

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