Safer Young Lives is part of the Institute of Applied Social Research

The 'Be Healthy' Project

The 'Be Healthy' project is a collaborative project between the Association for Young People's Health, the University of Bedfordshire, and the NWG Network: Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation

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.

It has culminated in young people's outputs including a film and booklet. Find out more about the project and view the films

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.


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University of Bedfordshire
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