Delivering Young Health Champions: Peer Support

This one-day course is designed to guide you through the delivery of our accredited Level 1 Young Health Champion Award. The aim of the programme is to enable you to upskill young people aged 14+ to develop their leadership skills and awareness of mental health to subsequently support their peers.
As with our other Train the Trainer courses, you will leave with a training manual and trainer notes to guide you through delivery of the programme in your setting.

Please note: the Level 1 Young Health Champions Award is currently accredited through YMCA Awards and so subsequent delivery in the setting will require approval as a sub-contractor. However, Internal Quality Assurer provision is included in the annual licence as described on the next page. Contact us for further details.


Learning Outcomes


  • Increasing knowledge of the Young Health Champions Level 1 Award and how it works
  • Discuss a toolkit of resources, lesson plans and schemes of work to underpin the programme across a variety of mandatory and optional units
  • Applying knowledge to enable you to deliver the Level 1 Young Health Champions Award in your setting
  • Receive internal verification, on-going updates and resources, and further advice through the licensing arrangement – plus access to direct clinical interventions for those in most need.




  • Increased understanding of the benefits of peer support to raising awareness of mental health in your setting
  • Increased understanding of your roles and responsibilities in creating a positive health and well-being culture using a whole school approach
  • Build confidence in delivering the award by understanding the principles of health and well-being practice


Mandatory Units


  • Peer Leadership
  • Health Improvement


Optional Units


  • Body Image
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Dealing with bullying
  • Feelings and emotions
  • Encouraging physical activity
  • Healthy eating


For more details about the programme:


The annual licence fee includes all of the following:


  • Unlimited use of the materials in your school – you can deliver the programme and access our resources for the duration of your licence, subject to the course conditions
  • Free IQA support for the first course you deliver in Year 1 and two courses in subsequent years whilst the licence is valid. This is based on up to eight hours of support for the first course and five hours for subsequent courses. Any additional time required to enable the course to be approved and meet the criteria, will be charged at an hourly rate depending on needs. IQA support can also be purchased for additional courses as required, as must all
    student certificates for registered courses.
  • Free annual refresher training (during the three-year licence)
  • Up to two new places Free for additional staff each year (subject to become an approved trainer through YMCA Awards)
  • Free recordings of training included to watch anytime during the licence period (where available)
  • Tried and tested resources and materials based on sound research
  • Regular updates – we do all the research and find the most useful resources for you, saving you time and money. We will also source additional materials and content as necessary, based on your feedback
  • Peer support – our licensing agreement and annual refreshers allow schools to share good practice. We will also facilitate peer support opportunities, so you can always access additional help
  • Clinical support and advice – our dedicated service means you can contact us if you have any questions about the material. We will offer support and signpost you to additional resources, so help is always on hand.

*minimum three-year commitment in order to effectively implement



The cost for this course is £150 per person (+ VAT) (2nd person Free).

Alternatively we can deliver this course in-house at £900+VAT and expenses plus the setting licence fee for up to 16 delegates


Banding Codes and Annual Licence Costs per setting:


Primary Schools

B1. Up to 150 pupils       £300
B2. Up to 300 pupils      £325
B3. Up to 450 pupils      £350
B4. Over 450 pupils       £375


Secondary Schools

B5. Up to 500 pupils      £400
B6. Up to 1000 pupils    £450
B7. Up to 1500 pupils     £500
B8. Over 1500 pupils      £550


New for 2020/21 – Partner Reward Scheme giving you more benefits for accessing our services; including training & licence discounts, free resources and webinars.


Contact us


To book your own course, please call 01733 373187 or email [email protected]. For the latest open course dates, visit our Training Courses and Workshops page.