Suitable for -
Passionate about health and wellbeing? Want to help support your family, friends and local community to lead healthier lifestyles?
Health Champions are volunteers living in Telford and Wrekin who care about the health and wellbeing of those around them. They bring a mixture of their own life experiences, skills and training to make positive changes within their communities and help others to enjoy healthier lives by:
- raising awareness of healthy choices
- sharing important health-related messages
- helping to address barriers to accessing health services
- creating supportive networks
Supporting the community as a Health Champion can include a mixture of exciting roles and activities. You could incorporate the role into your day-to-day life through engaging in discussions and signposting around healthy lifestyles with others in your network like friends and family. You could also focus on topics that interest you such as healthy eating, mental health or sharing health condition information.
As well as raising awareness, there are opportunities for you to become more active in your community such as promoting public health messages at local community events or delivering your own health drop-in.
Like to lead? As a Health Champion, you could have the opportunity to lead activities that help to promote health and wellbeing across Telford and Wrekin. Perhaps you would like to lead a walk or bike ride? We can support you to get going!
What is the time commitment?
Time commitment is flexible, but on average one hour per week would be helpful to the role.
It is possible to fit the role into your existing day to day life and there are also opportunities to support others outside of your networks on both a regular and flexible basis.
What will I get out of being a Health Champion?
Benefits to you include access to training, improving your own emotional and physical health, being involved in your local community, making new friends and gaining new skills.
Training and support:
You will be fully trained and supported in your role. The training will help you to have supportive conversations with others and will help to educate you further on topics relating to health e.g. mental health awareness.
Volunteers can also access advice and guidance from the Volunteer Co-ordinator and have an opportunity to meet with their fellow volunteers through supervision/catch up sessions.