October 2022: An insight report on the Creating Active Schools (CAS) framework has been published to look at how to get children active before, during and beyond the school day. The report looks into the challenges and motivations around using physical activity as a driver for whole school improvement. Read more
July 2022: The ’Make Space for Us’ report, commissioned by Yorkshire Sport Foundation and supported by Women in Sport, surveyed 13–15-year-old girls and boys about how they use parks. It was instigated by the charity, ‘Make Space for Girls’, who identified that teenage facilities in UK parks tend to be dominated by boys and young men, and underused by teenage girls and young women. Read the report.
January 2023: Priority Places Report. Since 2016, YSF have been delivering a “Priority Places” programme of work in communities. It has been using strength-based approaches to help deepen understanding about inactivity and what can work to help get people moving more. Shepherd and Moyes Ltd have produced a report on our work. to shares some of the learning.
February 2023: Safety Nets Evaluation. There is significant need for support for young people on waiting lists for mental health treatment; Safety Nets is a potential intervention to meet this gap. This is an investigation into how social prescribing can provide stability for young people with mental health issues like depression and anxiety in the waiting time during referral to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). YSF commissioned the Child Oriented Mental Health Innovation Collaborative (COMIC), a part of Leeds and York Partnership Foundation NHS Trust (LYPFT), as research partner. A full-scale trial is now required to test this intervention’s clinical and cost effectiveness, as well as to support future implementation.
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