What is a Health Citizen?
Health Citizens aims to empower and inspire young people aged 16 – 25 years old to tackle health or social care related inequalities in their community. The project culminates with participants building a team of their peers to plan and deliver a social action project which tackles an issue of their choosing.
Participants are provided with training on topics including self-belief, problem solving, teamwork and leadership to support them to become an active Health Citizen. A participant's journey is supported by an assigned Coach, whose focus is on empowering young people to develop and deliver their idea.
Outcomes for participants include access to expert employability support to assist with applications and interviews to employment, education or further development programmes.