Young Health Champions Scheme for Windsor and Maidenhead

Young Health Champions Scheme for Windsor and Maidenhead

In April, the Young Health Champions Scheme will be introduced to the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM). This initiative, led by Together As One and supported by Frimley ICB, offers young individuals the chance to earn a recognised qualification from the Royal Society for Public Health.

What is the Young Health Champions programme?

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 who want to help other young people develop a healthier lifestyle and make their voice heard around health and wellbeing issues. This programme is for young people living or attending school in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead who are in schools years 9, 10, 11, or 12.

YHCs in the community

YHCs in the community

Who is leading the programme?

Together As One has been delivering training and youth work in the local community for the past 25 years. We have supported 6 cohorts of Young Health Champions through the programme, supporting a wide range of health messages in schools and the wider community.

Where will RBWM’s Young Health Champions meet?

We have planned for sessions to take place in the centre of Maidenhead. We have withheld the precise location for safeguarding reasons but contact us for further info.

When will sessions take place?

The Young Health Champions qualification is comprised of four modules. Young people will also meet with health professionals to drive change. Some modules will be completed in a day, others will take place on Wednesday evenings. A full schedule can be found below:

Module 1 Meet the team, learn about the programme, develop your understanding of health. Easter Holidays

Wednesday 10th April

10.00-17.00

Module 2 Develop your understanding of factors impacting mental health and wellbeing, and learn how you can support others to look after their own wellbeing. Wednesday evenings, 17.30-19.00

24th April

8th May

22nd May

 

Module 3 Discover what health services are available locally. Spend the afternoon secret shopping these services and provide feedback to commissioners and service leads. May Half Term

Wednesday 29th May, 10.00-17.00

Module 4 Your opportunity to be creative and share what you’ve learned with the community… Create a social media campaign, record a video or podcast, lead a workshop or presentation – the choice is yours! Wednesday evenings, 17.30-19.00

12th June

26th June

10th July

24th July

 

*Additional Wednesday evening sessions will take place in September/October 2024 to develop your health message.

 

If you would like to apply to be involved, please complete an application form by Thursday 4th April.

Safeguarding

Please see further information here

Have further questions?

Please contact Rosa Hopkins on [email protected] or 07540 750 269