Who are we?
Hertforshire YPAG is a group for all 13-21 year olds living in Hertfordshire. The group helps researchers to improve the development and delivery of research that is about young people’s lives.
The first meeting of the group was held in January 2020, so we are still quite a new group and welcome new members. At the moment, due the COVID-19, we hold our meetings online.
Date of next meeting:
Going forward, we hope we will be able to plan face to face meetings again which are held at the University of Hertfordshire (travel costs are covered) but we will also make it possible to join the meetings online for those who can’t get to the University.
The group was set up by staff in the School of Health and Social Work at the University of Hertfordshire with support from other organisations, including the Youth Council (Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust); Youth workers from Hertfordshire County Council and Scouts leaders.
If you are interested in joining our group – please get in touch
Who is the group for?
What happens at the meetings?
What would I get out of joining?
‘I found it really helpful to speak with the YPAG right at the start of developing a research proposal. They handled a sensitive subject very well, and provided some useful insights into how young people seek support, which I will build into my work.’
For researchers wanting to collaborate with the group:
Read Holly’s account of how the Hertfordshire YPAG has been shaping research and policy during COVID restrictions.
Daisy Cooper describes the group’s work with researchers looking at coping with loss, and a project using photography to promote wellbeing.