Health and Wellbeing Champions
This page is dedicated for Health and Wellbeing Champions and for those who with to utilise the resources below.
You will be able to find useful resources to utilise in practice and contact details for your local Health and Wellbeing Leads.
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Health & Wellbeing Champions Explained
Role of the Health & Wellbeing Champion
Health and Wellbeing Champions are individuals who work at all levels of the NHS, from all demographics and roles, who will promote, identify and signpost their colleagues to local and national health and wellbeing support offers. This is intended to be taken on as a responsibility in addition to their day to day role.
The purpose of this role to embed staff health and wellbeing into all and to improve the understanding and importance of having good health. You do not have to have previous experience in specific health-related topics or referral routes as training will be provided for all (NHSE).
Who can be a Health & Wellbeing Champion?
A Health and Wellbeing Champion role is not intended to be a full time, new or paid role within an organisation. It is intended to be filled by colleagues within an organisation or team, who have a particular interest in health and wellbeing and who are keen to support the wellbeing of their colleagues. This could include colleagues who work in similar roles already, such as occupational health teams, HR, health and wellbeing teams or local staff networks.
We would encourage the Champions are appointed from a range of roles across the organisation, covering a variety of grades, and who have capacity and support from their line manager to be a Champion (NHSE).
The Health & Wellbeing Champions will:
- Continue and support work already taking place by the Wellbeing Champion Lead in the Primary Care Training Hub:
- Support all staff and sustain this work linking with guidance from Wellbeing Guardians and allowing voluntary Wellbeing Champions to be adopted into each area and organisation
- Provide wellbeing training to wellbeing champions in each ICP using existing staff within PCTH trainer and an established train the trainer model to support and spread wellbeing champions training and cascade in each area
- Support the health and wellbeing initiatives within each ICP via the Wellbeing Champions ensuring primary care is represented and benefits from any ICP based initiatives. Ensure equity of access and avoid duplication by working as part of the ICS based health and wellbeing teams
- Link in with Trusts wellbeing initiatives and champions for an integrated approach
Meet Our Health and Wellbeing Champions Leads
Greater Preston, Chorley and South Ribble