Summary

The Workplace Health Champion (WHC) programme is an exciting and flexible approach to health education.

It provides knowledge and practical skills, harnessing Health Champions’ natural energy and enthusiasm, through peer to peer education and health promotion, to bring about real and lasting change in an organisation and the organisation’s wider community.

What is it?

The programme has four units, which each focus on different areas of healthy living and promoting positive health behaviours.

The WHC programme will help champions identify how people fall into unhealthy practices, the personal and social consequences of these behaviours and how to improve the health of others around them by providing help and support.

Over two days you will cover:

  • Why inequalities in health exist and how they can be addressed
  • The principles of health promotion
  • How to research local health facilities
  • How to communicate health improvement messages effectively.

This programme provides you with an RSPH qualification in Health Improvement and the skills and confidence to act as health champion in your workplace. It requires some self-directed learning between the two sessions for researching local facilities and planning your health improvement message. You must be available to attend both sessions for successful completion of the course.

Session  Topic  Date 
1 Health Improvement and Health Promotion 6 March 2017
2 Local Health Facilities and Health Improvement Messages 27 March 2017

 

Who is it for?

The programme is suitable for those intending to develop their role as health champions in the workplace and provides a link between peers, professionals and specialist services.

We do not expect that Health Champions will give direct health advice, counselling or one-to-one support, but they will engage people in talking about health, providing information on relevant campaigns and where appropriate guiding individuals to relevant services. 

How to book

For enquiries and bookings, please email Sophia Lowes or call on 020 7265 7383. Alternatively, please fill out the form below:

Training solutions booking form

        
Pricing

The cost of this two-day programme is £500.

If you would prefer training in-house for a group of your colleagues, please contact Sophia as above to discuss your requirements.

Location

This programme takes place at our London head office, close to Tower Hill underground station. The day runs from 9.00am to 4.30pm, with lunch and refreshments included.