Young People and the NHS

  Young people have been central to the NHS from the very beginning – in fact the first patient to be treated by the NHS was a 13 year old. As we celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday we… Read More

Access to mental health services: young people’s rights

Problems with access to children and young people’s mental health services (CYPMHS) are well-documented and widely recognised, even at the heart of Government. There is a consensus that access, waiting times and the quality of some provision are… Read More

Young Health Champions

The first argument in the NHS Five Year Forward View (2015) is unambiguous: the future health of millions of children and young people is dependent on a ‘radical upgrade in prevention and public health’. Twelve years ago Derek… Read More

Support for trans children and young people

2018 is an interesting, difficult and exciting time to be a young trans person. The media, and society at large, are realising that trans people exist, and while this is often meaning harmful, negative and untruthful reporting in… Read More

Inclusive, understanding and non-judgemental health services for young people

We believe young people deserve non-judgemental, confidential sexual health & wellbeing services. Someone’s gender can often make them feel judged and stigmatised. This makes it a very important topic, especially for young people. Being a young person is… Read More

Highlighting youth led action on mental health and suicide

  The Young People’s Health Partnership is delighted to welcome UK Youth to the partnership following its merger with Ambition. UK Youth now sits at the heart of a national network of members supporting an estimated 4 million… Read More

A better way to help young people with co-occuring conditions

Addaction is kicking off the Young People’s Health Partnership focus week with a focus on mental health and substance use.  At Addaction, our job is to make sure young people get the support they need – whether it’s… Read More

What is Young People’s Health Focus Week? Dr Ann Hagell – AYPH

Next week is Young People’s Health Focus Week. Why do we need a focus week for this? Although the years from 10-24 are amongst the healthiest in our lives, what happens during this time lays down the foundation… Read More

A Young Person’s Experience of NHS Expo

I am Faye, 23 from Anfield in Liverpool. I have always been part of my local youth project getting support and guidance since the age of 12 both as a participant and as I got older a sports… Read More

Tackling Obesity. Shirley Cramer, CBE – Royal Society for Public Health

The UK is facing a childhood obesity crisis. One in five of our children are leaving primary school obese. If it continues to rise then it will overwhelm our National Health Service in future years. There has been… Read More