Fewer young people are drinking and smoking today, but more can be done to reduce inequalities

In this blog post, Rachael McKeown presents the latest data on smoking and alcohol consumption among young people. There are historically low rates, but these averages hide variation among different groups of young people. Reflecting on some of… Read More

What are health inequalities and why do they matter for young people?

Covid-19 has exposed and exacerbated health inequalities in the UK. During this time, health inequalities have been discussed more frequently, as they are recognised as a serious problem that needs addressing. But it’s not always clear what exactly… Read More

Young people and their mental health – Is there a crisis? And is it the one we think it is?

Lizzie Wortley, AYPH Research Associate There has been much discussion about the increase in mental health problems in young people in recent years, both around the drivers and the consequences. In Key Data on Young People 2021, we have been looking at… Read More

What health inequalities are young offenders and care experienced young people more likely to experience?

We’re pleased to see that the Commission for Young Lives has been established to prevent “vulnerable” young people from reaching crisis. In this blog post, AYPH’s Rachael McKeown explains why addressing young people’s health needs is central to… Read More

The impact of COVID-19 on young people in university and at work

Jose Vinaixa Kinnear was a Policy and Communications Intern with AYPH in the autumn of 2021, helping with the final stages of publication and dissemination of the next edition of ‘Key Data on Young People’.  In this blog… Read More

The new NHS approach to reducing health inequalities doesn’t address young people’s needs

AYPH’s Rachael McKeown explores what the ‘Core20PLUS5’ approach to reducing health inequalities is and why we need a different strategy that prioritises young people. Covid-19 has exposed and exacerbated many health inequalities that exist in our society, as… Read More

Community connections and intergenerational learning – youth social action in social care settings

George Fielding At our September #iwill Health and Social Care Alliance meeting it was a pleasure to hear the many benefits that both young people and residents gain whenever care homes (and other social care settings) open their… Read More

How could the Spending Review deliver for young people?

In the wake of the Government’s 2021 Spending Review, AYPH’s Rachael McKeown outlines the ways in which central government should be supporting young people as they recover from the impact of the pandemic on their lives. The Government… Read More

What does our new logo say about AYPH

Emma Rigby, Chief Executive Earlier this year our fantastic team of staff and trustees set about agreeing a new logo for AYPH, which will be followed by a new website due to be launched in the coming weeks. … Read More

Let’s hear from young people and their families about their experiences of managing asthma

Jeremy Sachs and Emma Rigby, Association for Young People’s Health How do young people feel about the way their asthma is managed? What kind of information works best for them and what services and support do they prefer? … Read More