Youth Advisory Panel

Youth Advisory Panel



AYPH is setting up a youth advisory panel!
We are delighted to announce that we are selecting 10 to 12 young people aged 10 – 25 from a range of different backgrounds to become part of our new youth advisory panel.  Panel members will advise AYPH on its direction, be involved in a range of projects and have the opportunity to highlight their views and perspectives on young people’s health and wellbeing.

What will young people get out of it?
Young people will have to chance to directly influence health policy, be involved in exciting research project and help shape healthcare practice and services. They will gain invaluable insight into different healthcare services, the NHS, public health as well as research. Young people will be able to develop their skills, working alongside AYPH’s participation officers and researchers, as well as engage with other young people.

The panel will directly influence three key areas of AYPH’s work:

  • Policy, research and the distribution of health messages across the UK
  • Priorities of the charity
  • Be an integral part of AYPH’s commitment to put young people’s voices at the heart of their work

What is the commitment?

AYPH will ask young people to commit to 2 years on the panel (with an opt out after one year). There will be one online meeting every two months. For now all meetings will be online, however, when face to face meetings are possible after the pandemic, a physical meeting at least once a year will be arranged.

As well as meetings there will be a whole range of other ways to engage with us and most of all it will be a chance to work with other young people who want to improve young people’s health.

We are interested in hearing from young people from across the UK with a range of  experiences of health, wellbeing and from all backgrounds. AYPH staff, trustees and young people we already work with will help us select a panel which reflects as much diversity as possible.

There is a simple form to complete which can be done online here. A Word version can be downloaded here. You can also submit a video.

The deadline for submissions is 31st August 2020 and we will be in contact by the end of September.  Telephone conversations with potential panel members will take place shortly after. For more information or questions you can email us.