Camden Champions

  • Ellie Rudd
  • November 12, 2018

The Camden Champions programme ran between 2017 and 2019. It aimed to empower young people to have a say in local decision making and increase awareness of mental health among young people and the reach of mental health services

The programme included supporting the improvement of various services for young people, as well as promoting positive mental health. This work has included:

  • Being part of the Youth Offending Service Youth Board
  • Working with Camden and Islington Sexual Health team to improve their education strand and inspect services
  • Feeding into wider national research and improvements via Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

30 young people made up the Camden Champions and they worked in three sub groups

  • Young Commissioners 
  • Young Promoters and Outreach 
  • Young Programme Advisers 


The Young Commissioners provided input into the commissioning processes for Camden CCG and other services where possible. They also undertook service inspections, such as our upcoming CAMISH Mystery Shopping and create feedback reports. A number of our Young Commissioners also sat on the Youth Offending Service Youth Board.

Work they have undertaken so far:

  • Created a Camden Youth Mental Health Charter
  • Created a crisis card
  • Took part in a recent NHSE Bid with CCG
  • Presented to CPPEG, CCG and other organisations about how they can involve young people in commissioning and tenders


The Young Promoters organised 12 outreach activities per year raising awareness of issues and what services are available for young people. They organised their own events, as well as bringing their pop up stall to other events across the borough. Examples included VoiceBox and the Camden Youth Action Showcase 2018 and have attended events such as Cloud 9 Festival and World Mental Health Day at City Hall. They aim to reach over 1000 young people per year via their stalls, events and also through promotional material such as their ‘Top Tips for Wellbeing’ Series. You can download the series below


The Young Programme Advisers have co produced and helped to build the new Peer Mentoring Project at Fitzrovia Youth in Action. They are also reviewing both the peer mentoring and peer education models and continue to create new content and recommendations for improvements. They are now going to be working with CAMISH and their education delivery for schools and youth centres.

‘Top Tips for Wellbeing’ Series – For Download 

Please gladly download our Top Tips for Wellbeing Series and use at your centre or school.

Please contact us if you would like us to look into any other promotional material development, if you think you have a project that will suit the Champions or if you would like to get involved in the Camden Champions programme.

You can download PDF of the series by clicking this link: All Champion Posters

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