Running projects to tackle health issues


  • 24 students per programme
  • 16 and 17 year olds
  • Weekly sessions over 10 months

Supported by Envision, young people in schools across Birmingham took action against the city’s most pressing health issues. With guidance, support and investment from key decision makers in the health sector, young people ran health campaigns to make a difference on health issues within their communities and schools. Students were supported to identify an issue, communicate it to a wider audience and then deliver a social action project. Projects included workshops in local primary schools, art therapy groups in their school, a silent disco and a loyalty card scheme in a school canteen encouraging students to make healthier choices.

Run by: Managed by the Regional Manager and facilitated in schools by Project Coordinators

External involvement: Envision, Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

Reflection: Students were supported to complete a Skills Log Book and supported to write their experience into their UCAS statements and CVs

Opportunities to link to career-related learning: Employee volunteers could be encouraged to share their own career journey. Links to Gatsby Benchmarks 5 and 5 - Encounters with employers and employees, and experiences of workplaces