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Youth Health Champions

What is a Youth Health Champion (YHC)? 

A Youth Health Champion is a young person who is prepared and trained to: 

  • have conversations about health and wellbeing with their friends, peers and family
  • work as a team to setup and deliver new health projects 
  • act as a role model and produce health promotion material.

These are just some of the aims find out more about the role.

How old do I have to be?

The project is for 13 to 18 year olds primarily. 

How much time do I have to commit to being a YHC?

We think about 1 hour a week would be great. You can spend as much time as you like doing it.

Do I need any previous training?

You don’t need any previous training or experience just a passion for health and wellbeing.

We will provide all the training and support with a dedicated volunteer co-ordinator to support you.

How do I sign up?

We are currently piloting the programme and looking for young people to get involved in the development of the project.

To sign up e-mail yhc@telford.gov.uk for a volunteer description and application form.

You will need agreement from your parent or guardian before being accepted on to the project, so talk it over with them.

If you would like to talk about getting involved call 01952 380085.

Where does the project happen?

The project typically takes place in school and other safe and secure settings, such as youth clubs at community centres.

We take steps to check the settings have safe, secure locations and have a dynamic risk assessment processes.

What about safeguarding?

Project participants don’t need to be DBS’d, the system for checking that people are able to work with young people. 

Project workers are DBS’d and risk assessed through the Council or their own organisation.

We will always take steps to keep young people safe, you can find out more by contacting us yhc@telford.gov.uk or 01952 380085. 

Last updated: 04/08/2022 09:58

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