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Health and wellbeing champions

Health and wellbeing champions are members of staff who promote health and wellbeing within the council and work closely with the live well work well team.

About health and wellbeing champions

Who are health and wellbeing champions?

Champions are volunteers who:

  • have an enthusiasm and interest in health and wellbeing
  • are approachable and helpful
  • have a basic understanding of healthy lifestyles
What do champions do?

Champions are available to support their colleagues in the workplace with health and wellbeing issues, such as mental health, fitness and weight loss.

Their role is to inspire and support others to make positive lifestyle changes so they can maintain a good standard of wellbeing and live healthier lives.

They will do this by:

  • signposting to services where colleagues could get information and support to improve lifestyle issues, such as mental health
  • promoting healthy activities within the workplace, for example walking or running groups and drop a dress size or mindfulness sessions
  • sharing information about wellbeing activities happening locally, such as reading groups, cooking, baking groups, arts and crafts
  • be the point of contact in the team for any colleague who wants to know and find out more on health and wellbeing activities
What training does a champion receive?

Champions attend 2 training sessions as follows:

Mental health first aid awareness

Champions are taught how to help a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Healthy chat (making every contact count)

Champions learn how to have a helpful conversation about a range of health information and how to support and signpost people to get extra help.

How can I contact a health and wellbeing champion?

There are around 45 health and wellbeing champions from a range of service areas across the council.

Champions are available during their normal working hours (generally Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm, although some are part time).

You can contact a champion by email or Teams chat. They are also happy to discuss with you through voice or video chat, just contact them to let them know you are calling first.

Contact list
Please connect to the network
We are unable to display the health and wellbeing contact list as you are not currently connected to the council network.
If you are unable to access the network, use the button below to contact the live well work well team and request a copy via email.
We must be able to verify you as a member of staff, so if possible please provide your work email address.

FAQs

Can I volunteer to be a champion?

Yes, of course. We'd love you to get involved. Just fill in our form below.

Volunteer to be a health and wellbeing champion

How long is the health and wellbeing champion role for?

A health champion can stay in the role for as long as they like. There is no time limit.

If you are a champion and something has changed meaning you can not commit the time, just let us know via the form below.

Resign from being a health and wellbeing champion

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