Children and young people

Children and young people aged 0-24 years make up 30% of the population – 19.7million in 2017


Ensuring their current and future health is essential for a prosperous and flourishing society, so they need high quality health care services.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

Newsletter feature
26 September 2019

Dr Mosler's project developed a theatre workshop, transforming awareness and attitudes about asthma among young people.

18 September 2019

Young people face an impossible choice between either quality housing or good work. Jo Bibby explains the ramifications of this choice, and what needs to be considered when developing housing policy.

11 September 2019

Jo Bibby explores why investing in the future of young people needs to be at the heart of public policy.

15 August 2019

Research shows socioeconomic disadvantage during youth can have lasting physiological consequences. Liz Cairncross lays out the evidence and effects.

Working paper
August 2019

This paper provides an overview of the evidence on the impact of socioeconomic disadvantage in young people and how this contributes to a build up of allostatic load in the brain, potentially causing ...

Press release
25 July 2019

Medicine is OnlyWan response to ONS data on how young people feel they belong in their neighbourhoods.

Consultation response
July 2019

Our response to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and Home Office consultation on the Online Harms White Paper

Press release
9 April 2019

Medicine is OnlyWan selects organisations to develop policy recommendations for action in seven key areas as part of the Young people’s future health inquiry

2 April 2019

In a new blog, Matthew Jordan talks about the surprising levels of loneliness in young people

Press release
26 March 2019

OnlyWan response to NHS Digital statistics on young people's mental health in England

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