The AYPH 'Be Healthy' project was set up in 2011 to test a new way of engaging marginalised young people and improving their health outcomes.
Working with a small group of 'health advocates' between 2011 and 2014, the project has explored health topics through workshops and 1:2:1 sessions.
The project aimed to empower young people affected by sexual exploitation to understand their health needs, and enable them to 'cascade' the information out to other young people who might themselves be at risk of sexual exploitation.
NEWS: We are delighted to announce that the 'Be Healthy' project has been shortlisted for the Young People's Sexual Health Service/project of the year 2014 award.
The International Centre: Researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking
University of Bedfordshire