Directing young people towards positive, healthy, well-informed life choices. Sessions remain relevant by tackling health issues and subject-matters currently affecting young people.
Healthy Futures, looks to improve the physical and mental health of young people aged 8-25 in Coventry. The programme’s ambitions are to:
- support young people towards living fuller and more active lifestyles. Through a good mix of both mainstream and untraditional sport and activities; the programme aims to offer something for everyone.
- reduce the potential of isolation by providing activities that need no prior skill or experience. Time is taken to ensure routes into the programme are accessible and welcoming.
- create a bank of citywide workshops to develop the knowledge set of young people, helping them to make better and more informed lifestyle choices.
- work with local people and local communities to support them to play a more active role in looking after their own health and well-being and that of their family, friends and neighbours.
PYF are investing in young people’s knowledge and confidence to deliver peer to peer messages about health issues in their communities. Youth Health Champions are helping to reduce the health inequalities that exist between areas and groups in Coventry.
Through a regular community based programme we offer a mix of educational, recreational and advice-based services. Open access sessions are available for all, however the organisation looks to focus work around targeted groups of young people. In addition to improving health and wellbeing, there is scope to more broadly impact on participant’s resilience and long-term behavioural change.