Reimagining food in secondary schools

Reimagining food in secondary schools

As part of the We Are Food Secure 11-19 project in Newham over 40 stakeholders got together last month to brainstorm how secondary schools can play a part in reducing food insecurity for teenagers. In the first stage of this Health Foundation funded project we had...
AYPH has joined the End Child Poverty Coalition

AYPH has joined the End Child Poverty Coalition

It is impossible to ignore the links between poverty and health outcomes. That’s why we’ve joined the End Child Poverty Coalition, to make sure that all young people have an equal opportunity to lead healthy lives. Encouraging efforts to reduce the health inequalities...
Experiences and benefits of AYPH interns

Experiences and benefits of AYPH interns

In this blog post, NJ chats with Rachael about his experience working for AYPH as an intern on our training work. NJ discusses the highlights of the internship and why it’s important young people are involved in the work of organisations like ours. Between September...
The importance of effective transition

The importance of effective transition

In this blog post, AYPH’s youth intern Angela Baird describes the process of transitioning between child and adult health services. She discusses the impact that negative transitions can have for young people with long term health conditions and advocates for more...
Are young people a priority within current government policy?

Are young people a priority within current government policy?

Last year we saw a number of dramatic changes within UK Government, which had far-reaching impacts on wider society. As the dust settles in 2023, we’re reflecting on what the changes mean for young people’s health policy. In this blog post, Rachael McKeown provides an...
Ethnicity and young people’s health inequalities

Ethnicity and young people’s health inequalities

In this blog post, Rachael McKeown explores the evidence on the health inequalities experienced by young people from ethnic minority backgrounds. New AYPH reports present the latest available data and experiences of young people who took part in a youth panel....
Newham’s We Are Food Secure 11-19 project – how is it going?

Newham’s We Are Food Secure 11-19 project – how is it going?

Despite a huge focus on the cost of living crisis in the UK and the increase in food banks, we really do not know much about how food insecurity is experienced by teenagers, or the particular impact on their health and wellbeing.  Yet there are many good reasons for...
Reducing healthcare inequalities for children and young people

Reducing healthcare inequalities for children and young people

NHS England have released a new version of their ‘Core20PLUS5’ approach for reducing health inequalities. But this time, it is focused on children and young people. In this blog post, AYPH’s Rachael McKeown reflects on the progress made so far, what more can be done...