Watch the video below to find out why we are helping parents to improve their children's home learning environment and how you can get involved
YOU MAKE the difference
We recognise that Wellbeing Champions are the backbone of this community transformation project.
The purpose of the champion role is to help support the Institute of Wellbeing (IOW) through raising awareness of wellbeing activities and positive mental health support services in your local area. Also to promote Chat, Play and Read following the IOWs Wellbeing Champions Policy.
Examples of activities include:
- Promoting particular Wellbeing activites & Chat, Play and Read campaign material for displays (eg, posters, flyers etc)
- Emailing and updating colleagues and parents on what IOW products are available
- Handing out leaflets
- Championing and promoting wellbeing messages and events
- Signposting colleagues and parents to relevant local services
- Providing information to colleagues and parents
- Collaborative working with other Wellbeing Champions across the network
- Providing activity information to the Wellbeing Ambassador via a wellbeing survey on a termly basis.
Wellbeing champions are everyday people, existing volunteers and often parents themselves who connect and talk to other parents about the support available to them to improve the quantity and quality of parent-child interactions.
- Individuals must have a great interest and enthusiasm in wellbeing
- Approachable and willing to help
- Keen to keep up-to-date with wellbeing activities and supporting materials from the IOW
- You must have a current enhanced DBS check if you work directly with Adults at Risk and vulnerable families
- You will be invited to a yearly meeting where you will have the opportunity of networking with other Wellbeing Champions, learn best practice and share successes.
Wellbeing champions make a difference by:
- Sharing their own experience.
- Build trusting relationships and friendships.
- Provide one to one Support and put to ease any worries parents may have.
- Connecting parents with other parents.
- Providing advice and information to make the best of the help available to them and their children.
As long as you like or feel able to. There is no time limit on how long you can be a champion for though we would ask you to commit for at least a year. We’ll check each year that you want to continue.
We recognise that this will be in addition to your current role and we do not want being a wellbeing champion to impact negatively on you.
We don’t require you to do set hours however as much as you are able to do is sufficient unless we have a specific activity/event that requires this time.
We recognise that this is a new initiative and want to provide development opportunities for any one wanting to be a Wellbeing Champion.
To support you we have put together a free online wellbeing champion training course and many different articles and resources that you can share.