Young Health Champions (YHCs) will have a variety of young people-led health related opportunities to get involved in such as peer education, information sharing, campaigning, awareness raising and health promotion events. YHCs will also have opportunities to tell decision makers what it is important and help shape future services, whilst helping other people. Initial training will be given and an ongoing programme of training will be provided by the Project Coordinator. YHC’s will also be given access to resources they can use to identify themselves to others and in their activity.
To become a Dudley Young Health Champion you need to be between the ages of 11 and 25 and live in the Dudley borough. Young people who sign up ideally need to based within an existing setting such as a school, youth group or a service provided by the voluntary / statutory sector.
For further information or to sign up your service please contact Faye Hall on 07903 374686, email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @FayeinDudley. If you are a young person who is not based within a service that has signed up there are still opportunities for you to get involved in the Healthy Minds Healthy Lives group that supports the project.
During the 2017 Easter holidays Dudley Young Health Champions and CHADD Foyer came together with Creative Health to make a film highlighting what young people think about smoking near community and public buildings. This resulted in a short film asking people who smoke to ‘Take it Away from the Door’.
These two short films on anti-smoking have been produced by Dudley College Level 3 Creative Media Production students in partnership with Creative Health CIC and Junction 15 productions. The first raises awareness of the dangers of second hand smoke and the second highlights the risks to individuals of smoking.