Psychosocial groups for young survivors of sexual abuse: worth the risk?

by Jeremy Sachs & Lindsay Starbuck Quotes used throughout this blog are from young people who participated in AYPH’s Be Healthy project.  A key distinction in a child or young person’s experience of a sexual trauma as opposed to a… Read More

No excuse to forget about young people’s rights

Amy, one of the Youth Advisers on our We’re All Right project explains why it’s so important to uphold all young people’s rights at this crucial moment. Content note: mental health and suicide A pandemic is no excuse… Read More

NICEimpact: Children and Young People’s Healthcare

NICEimpact: Children and young people’s Healthcare Published by NICE, June 2020 Since 2004, NICE has published an extensive suite of guidance and advice on children and young people, including 72 guidelines.  In June 2020 they published an impact… Read More

Are we oversimplifying our conversation about self-care and mental health?

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Jeremy Sachs is Project Manager for Practitioners at AYPH – he is also a group work facilitator with Survivors UK providing therapeutic group work for survivors of sexual trauma.  Having worked in a wide range of settings and… Read More

PHE Mental Health Summit 2020

by Zoe Maggs About the event Public Health England’s (PHE) Mental Health Summit 2020 aimed to bring together major leads working in mental health both nationally and locally, to check-in on developments and opportunities for improving public mental… Read More

30 years of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

We asked the two AYPH Youth Advisers on our We’re All Right project to share their thoughts about the state of young people’s rights in 2019 and how they think we should improve it. Today marks the 30th… Read More

Using DALYs to understand young people’s health

In conjunction with our joint report with the Nuffield Trust on International Comparisons of health and wellbeing in adolesence and early adulthood, AYPH Research Lead Dr Ann Hagell and Dr Ronny Cheung from the Nuffield Trust have written… Read More

Sound the alarm: we must improve our young people’s health services

Alongside our new joint report with the Nuffield Trust on the health outcomes for 10-24 year olds in the UK, Emma Rigby (AYPH), Nigel Edwards (Nuffield Trust) and Professor Russell Viner (RCPCH) argue that the services we are… Read More

What’s in the new NHS Long Term Plan that is directly relevant to young people’s health?

The new NHS Long Term Plan has been published and sets out new commitments for action to improve the nation’s health outcomes. AYPH has created a briefing to share our first impressions of the particular proposals that may… Read More

Briefing on mental health prevalence findings for 11-19 year olds

NHS Digital have released new data on trends in children and young people’s mental health in England. The survey follows two previous versions undertaken in 1999 and 2004. Information was collected from 9,117 children and young people between… Read More