If you are a Time to Change Wales Pledged Employer and are interested in appointing a Champion in the workplace, we are offering virtual Employee Champion Training via Zoom for Pledged Organisations.

This virtual training is available to all our Pledged organisations and is free of charge. Usually this is a half day of face-to-face training, but we are now offering virtual sessions – either one two-and-a-half-hour session (with a 10-minute break half-way through) or two one-hour-and-a-quarter sessions over two days.

These sessions are usually delivered by Zoom or Microsoft Teams, but we are flexible and happy to use your preferred platform, so long as we can share our screens.

TtCW Employee Champion training is a programme intended to prepare potential Employee Champions to promote the TtCW message of challenging mental health stigma and discrimination in the workplace. It also helps prepare Employee Champions to develop initiatives to improve mental wellbeing within their workplace settings.

 Employee Champions are vital when it comes to challenging stigma and increasing understanding of mental health in the workplace. Our training will equip Employee Champions to not only run positive campaign activities – everything from putting up a poster to organising a full day mental health related event – but to encourage a better understanding of mental health amongst colleagues.

Also, as an employer that has signed the TtCW Organisational Pledge, having Employee Champions is a clear demonstration of a commitment to creating a workplace free from mental health stigma and discrimination.

What the training is not:

  • Preparation to be a Mental Health First Aider
  • Training to become a counsellor
  • Mental Health Awareness training

What will the role involve?

  • The purpose of the Employee Champion role is to help implement and support your Organisation’s Pledged TtCW Action Plan through raising awareness of wellbeing activities across your Organisation, promoting healthy lifestyles and positive mental health.
  • Champions will know their work areas and colleagues so will be best placed to know what will work best in that environment and can pick out resources that fit their local environments.

An Employee Champion’s role may include:

•       Promoting activities in local areas.

•       Encouraging colleagues to access relevant health and wellbeing opportunities collate activity data.

•       Sharing best practice and stories of success.

Requirements for the role:

  • An enthusiasm for and interest in wellbeing generally, but mental health specifically, to improve the working environment and support engagement.
  • Being approachable and willing to help.
  • A basic understanding of healthy lifestyles, health promotion and signposting to other helpful organisations.
  • Keen to keep up to date with activities within your Organisation’s Wellbeing Programme, attend the occasional training event/meeting and collaborate with others.

How to sign up:

If this sounds like something you'd like to get involved with, please email pledge@timetochangewales.org.uk

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