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The Young People’s Health Partnership (YPHP) is a six-strong consortium of organisations working with the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England through the Health and Wellbeing Alliance (21 Consortium members) as strategic partners to raise the profile of the health agenda across the voluntary youth sector.

The partnership will champion young people’s health needs whilst providing a conduit for youth organisations, the State and young people to work towards reducing health inequalities. The partnership includes, Ambition, Addaction, Association for Young People’s Health, Brook, StreetGames and Youth Access.

The Partnership reaches a huge network of local agencies. This means it can deliver services to young people and young people’s organisations on an unprecedented scale.  Each partner is contributing specialist expertise, resources, volunteers or training programmes to this initiative.

Key priorities of the Partnership:  

YPHP want to:

  • Improve the voluntary sector ability to influence health and wellbeing services for young people
  • Give young people a voice and opportunity to participate in health and wellbeing policy
  • Ensure health and wellbeing policy and practice meets the needs of young people
  • Empower young people to be independent users of health services available to them
  • Act as champions for young people’s health and wellbeing

Core partnership responsibilities:

  • Support and contribute to strategic priorities and partnership meetings
  • Financial and project reporting
  • Delivery of core work strands
  • Measurement of impact of project work
  • Maintain flexibility and promote voluntary and community sector engagement

Ambitions role:

  • Communicate the key messages and share information regarding the work of the partnership and external health related matters with our membership network
  • Engage with partners in a Health Campaign / focus day 2018 to raise awareness around youth health promotion 
  • Represent the interests of the partnership at identified events and opportunities to raise awareness and build relationships to further the work of the YPHP  

During 2016 we facilitated several continuing professional development (CPD) health related good practice workshops, designed to upskill youth workers and practitioners when talking to young people about their health. These included, An Introduction to Young People's Mental Health for Frontline Workers and Putting the Government's Childhood Obesity Plan into Action. 

Please follow Ambition and the Association of Young People's Health on Twitter for regular updates of the Partnership.