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We are delighted to announce our involvement in the Young People’s Health Partnership.

The Young People’s Health Partnership (YPHP) is a seven-strong consortium of organisations working with the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England 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, and young people to work towards reducing health inequalities. The partnership includes, Ambition, Addaction, Association for Young People’s Health, Brook, CLIC Sargent, 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

Ambitions role:

  • We will facilitate a number of CDP health related good practice workforce development workshops over the next 6 months. Aiming to improve skills of youth workers and practitioners when approaching young people to discuss health related matters. These will include an introduction to Young People’s Mental Health for frontline workers sharing information about adolescent development and mental health and one that communicates the key messages from the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan and supports workers to have healthy conversations with young people at their sessions.
  • Engage with partners in a Health Campaign / focus day to raise awareness around health promotion. 
  • Share information regarding the work of the partnership and external health related matters with our membership.  

Please check back to this page and follow Ambition and the Association of Young People's Health on Twitter for regular updates of the Partnership and how you can get involved through upcoming training consultation opportunities.