Wellbeing Champions

Wellbeing Champions

Watch our 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 can make the difference

We recognise that Wellbeing Champions are the backbone of this fantastic community transformation project.

Discover ways for you to make a difference and give back to your community

Challenge yourself to try something new, use your skills and discover hidden talents​

A great way to get to know your local community and build new relationships

A FREE course to help you get started

Our online course is designed to help you understand more about the Wellbeing Champion initiative and the tools and resources that are ready to help you start making a difference to families in your community.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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.

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. To support you we have put together a free online wellbeing champion training course and  many different articles and resources that you can share.

Our course is accessible across capable mobile, tablet and desktop computers.

How to get started

You can become a Wellbeing Champion in two simple steps

Increase wellbeing and inclusion

Increase wellbeing and inclusion in early years

An online course for practitioners teaching the benefits of wellbeing, how to develop wellbeing in themselves, the children in their care and their parents

Course details

This new e-Learning programme from the Institute of Wellbeing will help you learn how to work with parents and their community to improve life outcomes in children and families

How does the course work

Online Modules

The course is divided into eight online modules. With an additional two refresher modules at the end of the course. You will have access to content, all from the comfort of your own home allowing you to establish an expert level of understanding, at your own pace.

Practice

You’ll take what you’ve learned in the modules and be encouraged to put them into practice. Using the latest messages from research with the information, tasks, homework and practical resources you will have the chance to document your experiences and thoughts in your own unique online course diary.

 

What you will learn

By taking this course you’ll gain imperative knowledge on how to work with parents and their community to improve life outcomes in children and families.

Your complete online learning toolkit

Each unique stage contains everything parents and carers need to learn about the importance of creating both a positive home learning environment and a balanced sense of wellbeing.

Interactive Activities

Engaging case studies and quizzes.

check lists

Get the key steps necessary for effective results

Discover

Designed to underpin your knowledge and practical skills

Knowledge Tests

To challenge everyday practices

tasks

Supporting your reflective practice-based learning

Action planning tips

Creating link between your learning and its impact

Taken by practitioners across the UK

Course outline

Module 1

What wellbeing is and why early years professionals need to understand it.

Module 2

Looking at your own wellbeing and how that affects your practice.

Module 3

Your role in supporting parents’ and children’s wellbeing in the early years.

Module 4

Working with parents to help them improve the Home Learning Environment​.

Module 5

How to identify children with a special educational need, support them and their families, and apply the 2014 SEND code of practice

Module 6

How to make your setting a place of wellbeing and what you and your colleagues can do to make it welcoming for families​

Module 7

Reaching out into the community to ensure all parents take up their early education free entitlement​

Module 8

Review of learning and working with parents checklist

Additional Features

Each unique stage contains everything parents and carers need to learn about the importance of creating both a positive home learning environment and a balanced sense of wellbeing.

Interactive Activities

Engaging case studies and quizzes.

check lists

Get the key steps necessary for effective results

Knowledge Tests

To challenge everyday practices

tasks

Supporting your reflective practice-based learning

Increase wellbeing and inclusion in early years

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Frequently asked Questions

Parents for Life

Parents for Life

The online course for mums, dads and carers of babies and children upto the age of 5

Course Details

Our course is designed to support  parents and carers in engaging with learning activities around literacy and communication in a positive home learning environment.

What you will learn

By taking this course you’ll gain imperative knowledge on how to improve life outcomes in children and families.

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Taken by mums, dads and carers all over the UK

How does the course work?

The new e-learning programme from the Institute of Wellbeing which supports parents and carers in engaging with learning activities around literacy and communication in a positive home learning environment.

Our online course is divided into 10 mini-modules lasting approximately 10/20 minutes each.  Each module contains the latest messages from research with the information, tasks, homework and practical resources you will need to understand and digest before moving on to the next module. Once you have completed the course, you will be able to download your certificate.

*Not all aspects of the course are mobile friendly so we strongly recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best user experience.

Our online course is divided into 10 mini-modules lasting approximately 10/20 minutes each.  Each module contains the latest messages from research with the information, tasks, homework and practical resources you will need to understand and digest before moving on to the next module. Once you have completed the course, you will be able to download your certificate.

*Not all aspects of the course are mobile friendly so we strongly recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best user experience.

Your complete online learning toolkit​

Each unique stage contains everything parents and carers need to learn about the importance of creating both a positive home learning environment and a balanced sense of wellbeing.

Interactive Activities

Designed to help measure your learning journey

surveys

Designed to help you measure your learning journey

Knowledge Tests

Unique tools to assess positive mental health, wellbeing and confidence

Action planning tips

Reflective home-based learning activities

Course Outline

By taking this course you’ll gain imperative knowledge on how to improve life outcomes in children and families.

Module 1

Getting it right from the start

Module 2

Learning at home is easy and fun​

Module 3

Nurturing your child’s language skills​

Module 4

Getting it right for their age​

Module 5

Your child and the wider world

Module 6

When English isn’t your first language

Module 7

Help your child to be a good talker

Module 8

Children and technology​

Module 9

Don’t forget yourself​

Module 10

Maintaining your own wellbeing

Give your child the right start today

Imagine what it would feel like to improve your mental and emotional wellbeing. The good news is that you can, make it a priority today.

£30

You are one step away from giving your child the right start

We believe that parents, carers and families are the most important influence on outcomes for children and young people. We want all children to benefit from confident, positive and resilient parenting, from birth right through to the teenage years.

The Institute of Wellbeing recognises the importance of actively involving parents in the development of children and young people’s education and wellbeing by helping parents to understand what they can do at home to work with the school.

We believe this course can help you improve the future life outcomes of your child.

Dr Mike Kelly
CEO & Founder