Young People

Gathering the experiences and views of young people

Our work focuses on youth-friendly health services, access to health and care information and knowledge, attitudes and practices towards keeping healthy

Why young people?

Investing in young people’s health during adolescence is critical. This age marks the beginning of risk-taking behaviour, the start of a sexual life, and a time when life-long health behaviours are set in place. In order for young people to make informed choices, they need to have access to timely and appropriate help and support

Our focus areas

In 2015, we worked with the young people's sexual health and wellbeing charity Brook, to listen to young people’s experiences of using health and care services. Among the challenges discussed, young people talked about the lack of visibility of services and health education and the fear of judgement attached to accessing mental health and sexual health services. Based on their feedback, we are undertaking small projects to learn where we can best make a difference. To date, we’ve looked at youth-friendly health services; access to health and care information and young people’s knowledge, attitudes and practices towards keeping healthy.

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