Young health champions

The young health champion (YHC) role is for 14 to 24 year olds and aims to give them the skills, knowledge and confidence to act as peer mentors. 

YHCs are trained in how to increase awareness of healthy lifestyles and encourage involvement in activities to promote good health across community and educational settings.

Watch the RSPH YHC video to find out how the role makes a difference.

The RSPH Level 2 Certificate for Youth Health Champions is Ofqual accredited with 13 credits, making it equivalent to a GCSE at grade A-C.

Learning gained from the certificate forms an important part of:

The role of the young health champion

Young health champions’ responsibilities vary greatly, depending on where they’re based.  For example:

Real-life stories

Read the experiences of two young health champions:

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