Youth Advisory Panel

Youth Advisory Panel


Applications for this role are now closed. We are currently going through the applications and will be in contact with all applicants by the end of September.  Telephone conversations with potential panel members will take place shortly after. 

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 will select 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.

Please note: this is an unpaid role. The Youth Advisory Council will form a new, important part of AYPH’s governance structure and advise on the strategic direction of our work. It is against regulations to pay anyone, adult or young person, for governance work at a charity. However, we intend to make this opportunity accessible to any young person who wants to get involved.  We will cover all expenses and no member will be expected to pay out of pocket for any costs related to this role.