Do you support young people into work?

Call for Practice Example: Closing the employment gap for young people with low level mental health issues

We want to hear from you. Please take a brief moment to complete the questionnaire in the attached document. Your contributions will be cited in the development of resources to highlight solutions and opportunities for action which will be shared with employers, skills support staff, commissioners, public bodies and VCSE organisations.

At least 6.5% of young people age 16-18 are not in education employment or training (NEET). The UK has the third highest percentage of early leavers from education and training in the EU and 3/4 of mental health problems start by the age of 24. Young people’s level of educational attainment and their mental and emotional wellbeing can significantly impair their ability to apply for, obtain and maintain work. Particular groups of young people can be disproportionately affected by these issues.

The Department of Health and Social Care has funded a consortium of organisations led by the Young People’s Health Partnership as part of the Health & Wellbeing Alliance to develop a resource to help guide interventions in this area. We will be engaging with young people, employers, VCSE organisations, mental health providers and Department of Work and Pensions staff to understand strategies being employed to support young people, innovative and promising practice and what employers need to support them to engage with young people affected by mental health issues.

As part of this project we are issuing a call for examples of existing and emerging good practice in supporting young people to access and remain in employment and examples of national and local employment support. The evidence provided will contribute to the development of resources to highlight solutions and opportunities for action which will be shared with employers, skills support staff, commissioners, public bodies and VCSE organisations.

Please return any examples to info@youngpeopleshealth.org.uk by 30 November 2018.

If you have any questions about the project, please contact info@youngpeopleshealth.org.uk

You can download a copy of the form from the AYPH website.

The Men’s Health Forum need your support

It’s tough for men to ask for help but if you don’t ask when you need it, things generally only get worse. Especially during a major pandemic like Covid-19. So we’re asking.

Men appear more likely to get Covid-19 and far, far more likely to die from it. The Men's Health Forum are working hard pushing for more action on this from government, from health professionals and from all of us. Why are men more affected and what can we do about it? We need the data. We need the research. We need the action. Currently we're the only UK charity doing this - please help us.

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