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This is a programme designed for students at the end of year nine and beginning of year 10, who are interested in helping others, or thinking of having a career in health and would like to spread health messages to others within their school and be involved in health campaigns.
Ten students from each school will receive two days training during either the Summer or Autumn term. The training will take place with up to four other schools.
Following training the team of Youth Health Champions will be responsible for organising two to three health promotion events within the school that are focused on the school health needs assessment.
What do your school and a Youth Health Champion gain?
Free training on several public health and general well-being issues
Royal Society for Public Health Level 1 award in Health Awareness
Being able to help peers with lifestyle issues
Practical experience in organising events and health promotion in general
An excellent preparation in working as a health professional
Supports the GCSE and A Level Health and Social Care Course and PE course
Evaluations from students included the following comments:
“I have gained more confidence and learnt to listen to people more and it has made a difference to the school as it was easier because we were more their age.”
“I think I have improved my team working skills as well as gaining confidence in speaking out and sharing my views. I think the health promotion days made an impact.”