Become a Community Health Champion

Community Health Champions are volunteers who promote healthy lifestyles by inspiring others to take a more active role in their health.

When & where?

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10.30am-1pm for 5 weeks, starting 25th February 2020, at Merchant Street Surgery.

Who is it for?

Anyone can become a Community Health Champion. Contact us to find out more.

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What you’ll be doing

You will be invited on to a 5 week training course where you will learn about how to stay healthy and support others to lead healthy lives as well as receive a Level 2 public health qualification.

Once training is completed, you will have an opportunity to use these skills to help improve the health of the local community. As a volunteer, you will gain knowledge and skills, including:

  • Understanding the NHS
  • Learning about government health guidelines
  • Find out about mental health
  • How to promote health in your local community
  • Healthy cooking classes
  • Get to know your local community centres
  • Gym, yoga and mindfulness sessions
  • Nutrition and labelling

The next cohort starts on 25th February 2020 and runs two mornings a week for 5 weeks. Contact Alison by emailing healthchampions@bbbc.org.uk to register your interest.

You can view the flyer here.

To find out more about what it means to be a Health Champion, watch the stories of Kaziz, Karen and Syed.