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A public health approach to promoting young people’s resilience: A guide to resources for policy makers, commissioners, and service planners and providers

We know that young people face a wide range of challenges in their lives from moving schools to family breakdown to bullying. Building resilience in young people can support better outcomes for them whatever challenges they face.

This resource from AYPH, funded by Public Health England, provides a welcome focus on public health approaches to supporting young people’s resilience. It builds on PHE’s framework for young people’s health, Improving young people’s health and wellbeing which was published in 2015, and on a range of other PHE tools and resources including their national youth campaign, Rise Above, which also focuses on improving young people’s resilience and helping them make positive health decisions.

We know the importance of working together at a local level with a wide range of professionals involved across universal, targeted and specialist services. This resource highlights some of the ways that services have worked together, some of the interventions they have used alongside the perspectives of young people about what works well for them.

We trust that this resource will support you to build on the work that you are already doing.