Health services that are youth-friendly and easily accessible to young people


Services that meet the needs of young people and are accessible to all and offer sensitivity and confidentiality are important. Such services are more efficient if they are based on collaboration between health and social sectors and other relevant partners.

WHO/Europe supports countries in increasing the quality and coverage of youth-friendly services and already has experience to share.

Youth-friendly services need to have qualified, professional staff, and ensure they have the appropriate skills and can also make use of modern technology, from hotlines to social media as a central part of both mainstream and specialized services.