What is a Health Citizen?
The pandemic has affected everyone in the UK in some way and the Health Citizens Programme aims to help young people in those communities hit hardest by the pandemic.
The programme will form a key part of St John’s strategic goal that more young people than ever will be qualified and ready to be active Health Citizens, role models and next generation health professionals. Funded by the Standard Chartered Foundation, the programme is part of Futuremakers by Standard Chartered, a global initiative to tackle economic inequality.
It aims to empower young people who are at the heart of communities to tackle a health-related issues in their local area. In addition, the project will provide young people with employability skills, self-belief skills, leadership skills and confidence building skills.