YHM and Royal Society for Public Health provide a Young Health Champions qualification for young people to learn new practical skills and knowledge on promoting health and wellbeing to friends, families, workmates and in wider communities.
So far up to 2000 young people in the UK have become qualified health champions.
“PEOPLE RELATE TO US,
WE’RE THEIR AGE
AND KEEP IT
The qualification has been developed for young people aged 14-24 to enable them to become ‘health advisors’ to their peers, and the course can take place in a number of different places, such as schools, colleges, universities, workplaces, communities spaces, young prisons and sport clubs.
This is a new approach to promote health and wellbeing with the benefit of an accredited qualification on completion of the course. The qualification is very flexible and requires spending time with an approved trainer, as well as some independent research and homework.
LEARNERS WILL TAKE THREE MANDATORY UNITS
AND ONE OPTIONAL UNIT FROM A CHOICE OF SEVEN.
THE MANDATORY UNITS ARE:
1. Health Improvement (which can now be completed online)
2. Research Health Improvement Facilities
3. Deliver a health improvement message to a group of peers
THE OPTIONAL UNITS ARE:
4. Understanding Alcohol Misuse
5. Encouraging Physical Activity
6. Encouraging a Healthy Weight and Healthy Eating
7. Understanding Sexual Health
8. Supporting Smoking Cessation
9. Understanding the Misuse of Substances
10. Understanding Emotional Wellbeing
Health Improvement and units 4-10 are available as stand-alone single unit qualifications.
RSPH Level 2 Understanding Health Improvement is now available ONLINE