Train to be a Health Champion in Lanarkshire

NHS Lanarkshire will support and train people to deliver brief intervention on key health topics to their service users.

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Train to be a Health Champion in Lanarkshire 

NHS Lanarkshire will support and train people to deliver brief intervention on key health topics to their service users including; diet, exercise, healthy heart, smoking cessation, oral health care and promote the importance of health checks. This 2 day programme aims to increase awareness and knowledge of health improvement topics and the impact on wellbeing. 

What is required?

As well as a commitment to attend two days training to become a Health Champion, in addition you will have:  

Skills
  • Ability to build relationships
  • Facilitation and presentation skills
  • Good organisational skills
Knowledge
  • Some knowledge and experience of promoting positive health messages
  • Ability to record information and write basic reports 
Experience
  • Experience of working with others in a group setting
Attitude
  • Enthusiasm for promoting positive health messages with individuals and in the community
  • Ability to be flexible and to use own initiative 
Commitment
  • Agree to deliver two health education sessions per month to service users within a group setting
  • Provide evidence of education sessions and contribute to evaluation processes
Dates are now available for:

24th& 25th April 2017 9.30am to 4.00pm , 20th &21st September 2017 9.30-4.00pm

Whitehill Neighbourhood Centre, 9 Hunter Road, Whitehill, Hamilton, ML3 0LH

Parking is available.

Lunch will be provided , please contact if you have any special dietary requirements.

If you would like to become a Health Champion, please contact:

Sharon Rankine, Nurse Specialist – Mental Health Lead

Stop Smoking Service, NHS Lanarkshire, First Floor, Gigha Ward,

Beckford Lodge, Caird Street, Hamilton, ML3 0AL

 

Telephone: 01698 456219 / 07580985255

Email: sharon.rankine@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk

 

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