Community Health Champions Training
Community Health Champions is a 2 day programme designed to equip community workers and volunteers with the knowledge, skills and support to increase their confidence and help them engage proactively with communities.
Community Health Champions (CHC) training is based on an assets approach which builds on the skills, knowledge, experience, networks and resources that individuals and communities have access to. It is underpinned by the belief that everyone has the potential to implement change and have a positive impact on individual and community health.
Who are Community Health Champions?
Community Health Champions are the workers, volunteers, educators, supporters and helpers around health issues in their community. There are many roles that support this approach such as; community health workers, lay health workers, community development and health workers, peers support workers, volunteers in local clubs, associations and organisations.
Community Health Champions are individuals who possess the experience, enthusiasm and skill to encourage and support other individuals to engage in health promotion activities. They help make links between health and wider issues such as housing, employment, education etc. CHC act as a voice for the most marginalised members of our society to ensure that the health issues facing communities remain high on the agenda of organisations that can effect change.
Who is it for?
The training is for anyone working or volunteering at ‘grass roots’ level within local communities to improve community health and well-being. The training is suitable for all regardless of existing qualifications, as it focuses and celebrates life experience.
How much does it cost?
£150 per person + accreditation certificate cost £30per person. All prices are inclusive of VAT and include materials and resources.
Is it accredited?
Yes, Community Health Champions is accredited by OCN at Level 2.
Application forms available below or by contacting Caroline McNulty. E: firstname.lastname@example.org or T: 028 3026 4606.