The Health Citizen programme empowers young people, aged 16–25 years old, to develop leadership skills, make new friends and gain experience in social action.
What does the programme involve?
Participants work with a team of peers, where they plan and deliver a social action project, in response to a health or social care inequality identified their community.
Participants complete three core modules to be come a Health Citizen:
Self: Exploring self-belief, personal skills and self-management
Leading others: Exploring communication, conflict resolution and problem solving skills
Health and social action: Introducing health and social care issues and how these can be addressed through social action
Launch social action project
After participants have completed their training, they plan a social action project, with the support of a coach.