Call for workplace health champions

6 Dec 2018

Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Public Health Team is recruiting new workplace health champions in businesses across Bath and North East Somerset. The team have a limited number of places on a one day free accredited training for employees wishing to become health champions (worth up to £250 per place) on Monday 21st January 2019, alongisde free ongoing support.

Health champions are a great way to raise the profile of health and wellbeing in your business and to raise the profile of your business locally.

Health Champions typically plan, organise and evaluate health campaigns of their choice. They also provide signposting for staff. It is not a counselling or coaching role but it could develop with further training.

If you answer 'yes' to the questions below or if you are already promoting employee health then you may wish to become an accredited health champion:

  • Are you someone who has a keen interest in health and wellbeing, the ability to inspire and enthuse others, whilst developing yourself personally or in your career?
  • Do you want to make a difference at work to improve the health and wellbeing of your team?
  • Do you want to gain Level 2 accredited (Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) training in Improving Public Health?
  • Could you run at least one health campaign with your team?

In return, the Public Health Team offer a mentor to support you and access to further development in an area of your interest for example mental health or physical activity

To find out more please email public_health@bathnes.gov.uk. The deadline for expressions of interest is Monday 10 January. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

The training is provided by The Wellbeing Project  which is a leading global consultancy, providing expert advice, wellbeing and resilience assessments and resources across all industries and sectors. The Royal Society for Public Health is an independent, multi-disciplinary charity dedicated to the improvement of the public’s health and wellbeing https://www.rsph.org.uk/