Young Peoples Health Project  

The Young People’s Health Project is a new and innovative health and lifestyle project that aims to equip young people with the knowledge and skills required to take positive steps for long-term well-being into adulthood.

The project will provide training and support to young people who will be recruited as peer educators (known as Community Health Ambassadors). Ambassadors will provide health and lifestyle advice and education to young people aged between 16-25 in Athersley, New Lodge and Smithies.

The project covers a wide range of health-related issues that affect young
people including:

  • Substance misuse

  • Sexual health

  • Stopping smoking

  • Diet and nutrition, including cooking skills

  • Stress, anger and conflict management

  • Physical activity

Project Aims

  • Equip young people with knowledge, skills and awareness of health and lifestyle issues required to take positive steps for long-term well-being into adulthood

  • Build upon social and personal development as Community Health Ambassadors will gain numerous accredited qualifications

  • Allow young people to access community-based support and guidance from specialist health organisations that operate throughout the Borough in response to individual / group need

Why become a Community Health Ambassador?

  • Community Ambassadors will gain numerous accredited qualifications: including: First Aid, Food Hygiene, Various Sports qualifications.

  • Opportunity to help improve the health in sports coaching.

How do I become involved?
If you are aged between 16-25 and live in Athersley, New Lodge or Smithies and are interested in becoming involved in the project please contact Kathryn Hines 01226 283400/07855756794.

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