Young people

We are working with the Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH) to make research and data about adolescent health more easily accessible.

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Our tools, data and services

Our Research Summaries highlight key issues and statistical trends in research and policy relating to young people’s health and wellbeing.

  • Adolescent self-harm
  • Adolescent ADHD
  • Health implications of new technology
  • Adolescent sleep
  • Long-term conditions
  • Accidents and injuries
  • and more ...
Key data on adolescence 2013 new includes all the latest statistics on young people’s health, education, employment and demographics and examines trends over time. This latest edition focuses on the social determinants of health and includes new sections on mortality, accidents and deprivation.

Adolescent health in the UK today examines the key trends in adolescent health, the main policy themes of the last decade, and issues for service delivery. Quick links to local and national data and trends are available.

We have developed a range of tools which will support you in finding the data and evidence you need to help improve services for young people. If you need any advice in using the tools or interpreting the information they provide, contact the local specialist working in your area.

Sign up to our eBulletins, to keep informed of the latest news, events and resources affecting young people’s health and wellbeing.

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Key Resources

A series of hubs bring together resources covering:

The school health hub new provides access to resources relating to the commissioning and delivery of health services for school children and young people and its associated good practice, including the new service offer for school nursing.

The substance use hub includes resources relating to trends in adolescent substance use, risk factors, prevention and intervention and long-term outcomes.

The teenage conceptions hub signposts resources relating to teenage conceptions, pregnancy and births.

The transitions to adulthood hub brings together resources and evidence relating to young people's transition process into the adult world.

The youth justice section is for those interested in the commissioning and delivery of services for children and young people (and their families) whose behaviour puts them in contact or at risk of contact with the youth justice system.

There is a wealth of resources relating to young people’s health and wellbeing. Search the Knowledge Hub by using the search box at the top right of the page, or click on a key theme on the left-menu.


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