COVID-19 Young Health Champions
Health education by young people for young people
The partnership between RSPH and LifeLab has developed an exciting new qualification for young people to develop peer mentors which harnesses their natural enthusiasm to lead in peer-to-peer education on the COVID-19 virus and lifestyle related health. Becoming a COVID-19 Young Health Champion enables the young person to take on the role of peer mentor and signpost to the support and resources available. It also provides pupils the opportunity to discuss problems faced by young people - giving them a voice in tackling the health-related issues of the day.
About the COVID-19 Young Health Champions Qualiﬁcation:
- This is a Level 2 Certiﬁcate awarded by the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) - comparable to a GCSE.
- The young people develop knowledge, leadership skills and conﬁdence to take on the role of COVID-19 Young Health Champion among their peers.
- Trained COVID-19 Young Health Champions engage their peers, increase awareness of healthy lifestyles, develop and deliver health messages at school and champion the student voice in relation to COVID-19 health and wellbeing at their school.
To get involved in the programme:
- A member of staff is required to co-ordinate/support the work of the COVID-19 Young Health Champions within your school.
- Students will work with the identified member of staff to develop a COVID-19 health messaging for their peers and school community.
- Teacher overview of the qualification
- PowerPoints for Unit 1 & 2
- Student Workbooks for Unit 1 & 2
- Teaching resources