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Information for Managers

If an employee has expressed an interest in becoming a Health & Wellbeing Champion, please read through the following information carefully before approving the application. Although a voluntary role, it is important that you, as a manager, are aware of the responsibilities and commitment involved. 

The role of the Health & Wellbeing Champion is to support and encourage staff with their Health & Wellbeing. 

To become a Health & Wellbeing Champion, the employee will be required to attend a 3-hour induction. This induction will be delivered via Microsoft Teams and be conducted by the Health & Wellbeing Coordinators. The training will cover how to guide colleagues and signpost them to further support as well as the boundaries of the role.

The Health & Wellbeing Champions must be highly motivated, committed and passionate about encouraging health and wellbeing

As a manager, you should make an honest assessment of the employee’s suitability for the role before approving their application. This is important for both the employee’s own wellbeing and that of others. 

The Health & Wellbeing Champions will be allocated 1-hour a week which should be incorporated alongside their current working hours. They are also required to attend monthly update sessions and where necessary drop-in sessions. They may also bring up wellbeing in departmental meetings and feedback on corporate events and activities.

As a manager, you should encourage the Health & Wellbeing Champion in their ideas and activities. This will show your support and ensure wellbeing is a priority for your team.

It is important that Health & Wellbeing Champions are provided access to support as and when required. As a manager, you should be understanding of the fact that your employee may be dealing with confidential matters or difficult situations. 

If you are unsure about the employee’s suitability for the role, it is recommended that the employee attends a briefing session with the Health & Wellbeing Coordinator, where they will have the opportunity to find out more about the role. 

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