A Network of Wellbeing Support
It is well recognised that our health & social care colleagues have jobs that are demanding, both physically and mentally. Wellbeing Champions play a vital role in helping to support colleagues’ wellbeing across our organisations – and we are looking to expand our team of Wellbeing Champions to further this support.
Become A Wellbeing Champion – Help Support Your Colleagues
A rewarding voluntary role, our Wellbeing Champions help to make a real difference.
Our Champions are passionate about supporting colleagues to be healthy and happy at work, helping to create healthy workplaces.
As a Wellbeing Champion you’ll have priority access to new training opportunities and resources, gaining useful knowledge and practical skills that can be used in all areas of life.
We currently have around 400 Champions, however with around 55,000 colleagues to support across all our organisations, we desperately need more Wellbeing Champions to join our team to help us reach more of our colleagues and extend our wellbeing support.
You might have an interest in supporting mental health, hold group-exercise qualifications, have a passion for social wellbeing and inclusion, or simply a desire to support you and your colleagues to be fit, healthy and well-at-work.
Whatever your passion and the wellbeing activity you would like to embed within your service or department, we would be delighted to have you on the team – and we are here to support you and help you achieve this.
Our Wellbeing Champions are invited to attend monthly meetings, held virtually, to find out about the latest wellbeing projects and initiatives, network with other champions, share information with each other, and gather resources.
We are looking for a diverse range of colleagues across all areas of our organisations to volunteer (during work time) and commit to:
- Share wellbeing messages, including details about support and events
- Use their skills and interests (e.g. fitness instructor, walk leader) to support colleagues
- Promote access to services and information within their teams
- Champion wellbeing on behalf of their colleagues
- Role model positive wellbeing practices in their workplace
- Take an active part in the Wellbeing Champion Network – attending meetings where possible, helping to shape plans & activities
Typical activities a Wellbeing Champion might do include:
- Signpost colleagues to sources of support and advice
- Create a Staff Wellbeing Noticeboard
- Promote healthy eating and lifestyle choices
- Run a craft group, exercise class, or lead a meditation session
- Make ‘Staff Wellbeing’ a regular agenda item at team meetings
- Ask colleagues for feedback and suggestions on health and wellbeing activities
- Encourage colleagues to take part in events or raise awareness of health campaigns
Who can be a Wellbeing Champion?
- A Wellbeing Champion can be anyone working across our organisations, regardless of role or experience
- Some champions might have a skill to share, knowledge or lived experience of a particular condition, or even hold an exercise qualification
- Champions will need their line managers support to spend up to 4 hours per month delivering on wellbeing commitments
What can Wellbeing Champions access?
- A monthly Wellbeing Champion meeting – an opportunity to share best practice, discuss challenges and access support from other Champions
- A regular newsletter to share with colleagues – outlining the latest resources and available webinars, alongside any training opportunities
- A dedicated MS Teams channel – a space for Wellbeing Champions to share information quickly and easily which includes a wealth of different resources covering numerous wellbeing topics
If you are interested in becoming a Wellbeing Champion, please fill in your details on our Wellbeing Champion Expression of Interest form:
Please note, you are required to have a conversation with your line manager for their consent for you to become a Wellbeing Champion before completion of this form.
If you have any questions about becoming a Wellbeing Champion, please get in touch.