Workplace Health Champions supporting employers wellbeing strategies
Workplace Health Champions play a vital part in supporting employee wellbeing in the workplace by giving workplaces representatives on the ground to drive the strategic wellbeing message to all staff.
Business in the Community's Local Wellbeing at Work Delivery Programme has supported a number of Public Health partners in the East of England, having trained over 350 trained champions supporting their organisations to improve employee wellbeing. Each champion has been trained in the Royal Society of Public Health workplace champions training, ‘Understanding Health Improvement’ trained by an experienced workplace RSPH accredited trainer. The training has allowed them to build capacity and sustain the momentum of their workplace wellbeing strategy.
Training we offer
RSPH Workplace Health Champions Training 'Understanding Health Improvement' - 1 Day Session - download flyer
This one day training course, which leads to an accredited Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) Level 2 Award in Understanding Health Improvement, covers examples of inequalities in health within the UK, how individuals can help others improve their health through effective communication and some of the lifestyle factors that can impact on health and well-being. The course is assessed by a multiple-choice exam consisting of 30 questions.
Public health may fund this course see local brochures click here for more information.
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We support our champions through a Workplace Health Champion’s network, that is available to your trained Workplace Health Champions, which meets twice a year. We facilitate Networks in Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
Workplace Health Champions networking forum
With some 80+ organisations now hosting over 350 trained Workplace champions, it is vital to ensure these employees are kept updated on the latest health initiatives.
These champions have the opportunity to attend a twice yearly event to upskill and share good practice with local employers in Hertfordshire and hear from experts on key wellbeing challenges for businesses.
In 2014/15 champions have had the chance to get a better understanding of how to run internal campaigns, as well as seeing how mini mots work, understand about the challenges of no smoking as well as looking at physical wellbeing.
External presenters from the County Sports partnership, the British Heart Foundation, Mental Health First aid and the British Liver Trust have all shared their expertise and knowledge with the champions.