APPG on Young People’s Health

APPG on Young People’s Health

AYPH provides the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Young People’s Health. Adolescence and young adulthood is a critical time for health, when many risky health behaviours and long term conditions start. But young people are not getting the health services or information they require.

Effects of poor healthcare in adolescence can last a lifetime. The APPG works to bring together Parliamentarians, young people, health system partners, the voluntary sector and other stakeholders from across the political spectrum to promote and facilitate discussion around young people and their health outcomes.

Guiding principles for the work of the APPG

• We focus on young people aged 10-24 years

• We focus on informing policy debates on young people’s health and wellbeing

• We concentrate on discussions of cross-cutting topics (such as inequalities in health) rather than on particular diseases (such as cancer).

• We explore health needs and services both inside and outside formal health service provision

• We consider international comparisons and lessons to be learned from other countries.

Meetings of the APPG

The next meeting of the APPG will be held online on the 27th of May 2021 at 3pm. The meeting will explore the impacts of Covid-19 on young people and young people’s perspectives on the challenges, opportunities and potential interventions arising from the pandemic..

Minutes from our meetings can be found below.

11 March 2019 – Young people and the NHS long term plan

14 November 2018 – Supporting young people managing long term conditions at university

8 May 2018 – Health & wellbeing in early adolescence. We were delighted to welcome Demi aged 13, who addressed the meeting about mental health and stigma and Archie aged 11 who spoke about long term and co-occuring conditions to this meeting.

14 November 2017 – Youth Friendly Health Services

If you are interested in finding out more about any of these meetings, contact us.


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