Young Health Champions Course

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Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT), in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich Early Help team are supporting young people to become leaders in health within their communities. 

The Young Health Champions programme is a guided-learning programme which leads to a qualification; RSPH Level 2 Award for Young Health Champions. The programme is for young people between the ages of 14 - 24 who want to help their peers develop a healthier lifestyle and make their voice heard around health and wellbeing issues.

The qualification consists of 22 guided-learning hours and has the flexibility to be delivered in any educational setting. It consists of four modules to give a basic understanding of the 'key determinants of health', followed by a research task about physical activity and health facilities for families in your community. The RSPH Level 2 certificate for Youth Health Champions is equivalent to a GCSE A - C.

This qualification enables learners to provide peer support through an understanding of the individual and social drivers of healthy and unhealthy behaviours, alongside the offerings from local health services. It will provide knowledge of health and wellbeing issues relevant to the learner, and develop skills to deliver positive health messages.

If you are 16 or over you can become a CACT Youth Health Champion and volunteer alongside our team.

To get involved, complete the contact form at the bottom of the page.