Websites and resources

Signposting to resources from external organisations to help you on your quality improvement journey

Young People’s Health Special Interest Group

The YPHSIG aims to raise the profile of young people’s health and promote the development of high quality health services for young people in the UK. We are an association of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and membership is open to paediatricians and other healthcare professionals working with young people. 

Me first

Me first has been developed in partnership with health and social care professionals and children and young people.  We want to collect and grow a hub of resources to share ideas and expertise in communicating with children and young people.

We can talk

We Can Talk is using coproduction to improve the experience of children and young people who attend hospital due to their mental health and the staff who support them.

The Mix

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via our online community, on social, through our free, confidential helpline or our counselling service.


From wellbeing activities for schools, to toolkits and webinars for mental health professionals, we have a range of resources to help you support the young people in your lives.

PSHE resources

Ready, Steady, Go

In healthcare, we use the word transition to describe the process of preparing, planning and moving from children’s to adult services.

​We understand that for your patients, moving away from a team of doctors and nurses that they have been with for many years can be scary but hopefully, by getting involved in the transition process, you can empower them to feel more confident and happier about the move.

To support clinicians to deliver this this transition, we developed the Ready Steady Go transition programme.

Transition to adult services

How do we ensure high quality care for young people as they move from children’s to adult’s health services? We bring together best practice examples, resources and experiences of young people.

Northern Ireland national framework for Children and Young people’s participation in decision-making.

Embedding Young People’s Participation in Health Services, New Approaches

Children and young people’s engagement in your ICS (Integrated Care Systems)

RCPCH&US Module 3 – Involving Children and Young People in Your QI Journey

Digital Youth Work

Digital Youth Work isn’t that different to youth work but youth workers who use digital in their practice, don’t need to be experts.


The Association for Young People’s Health works to understand and meet the particular health and wellbeing needs of 10-25 year olds. We want all young people to have the best possible health and equal access to high quality youth friendly services.

Clarifying what we mean by health inequalities for young people – Rachael McKeown,
Association for Young People’s Health

Office of health improvements: Health disparities and health inequalities: applying All Our Health 

King’s Fund – Health Inequalities in a nut shell



SUDEP Action is dedicated to raising awareness of epilepsy risks and tackling epilepsy deaths including Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. We are the only UK charity specialised in supporting and involving people bereaved by epilepsy. 

The Kings Fund, a health-focussed thinktank, have produced a video that tries to explain the structures of the NHS in England.


NHS England CYP transformation team: 

Children and young people (CYP) represent a third of our country and their wellbeing will determine our future. Improving their health and wellbeing is a key priority for NHS England and NHS Improvement.

The NHS Long Term Plan sets out a vision for the future of the NHS and new action in relation to children and young people aged 0-25. To deliver these, a Children and Young People Transformation programme was established, bringing together key partners and programmes responsible for the delivery of our Long Term Plan commitments.


OPEN UK (Organisation of Paediatric Epilepsy Networks in the UK):

OPEN UK is a clinical network connecting NHS Health Boards and Trusts that provide care for children with epilepsies with regional epilepsy networks and a UK Working Group. OPEN UK aims to unite children’s regional and national epilepsy networks to improve integrated care for children and young people with epilepsies, and has representation from all regional epilepsy networks.


Epilepsy Action:

Epilepsy Action is a charity that improves the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy. We give advice, improve healthcare, fund research and campaign for change.


Young Epilepsy:

We are the children and young people’s epilepsy charity. We exist to create a society where children and young people with epilepsy are enabled to thrive and fulfil their potential.  A society in which their voices are respected and their ambitions realised.


RCPCH &Us – for children, young people and families:

We work to ensure that the voice of children, young people and families is making a difference in child health and healthcare. Children and young people need everyone who is involved in the work of the College and the child health sector to protect and promote their rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) . Services need to meet their needs through active engagement. Our staff, teams and members will therefore involve children and young people meaningfully in developing and delivering College priorities.

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