Unlock more Good Days at Work with a network of Wellbeing Champions.Read our Champions guide
Banging the drum
Your Wellbeing Champions are your eyes and ears, they’re out on the ground activating your wellbeing strategy and making sure it truly lives.
As an upskilled volunteer within your organisation, Wellbeing Champions focus attention on your wellbeing agenda and deliver a range of positive wellbeing activities in line with your strategy. They spot signs and symptoms of people who may not be coping and intervene with skilled wellbeing conversations, and they understand the resources that are available to people in your organisation (such as EAPs, counselling services, HR policies) and signpost and support employees to access them when appropriate.
Ultimately, Wellbeing Champions can act as a preventative measure that your organisation can easily and quickly deploy to mitigate the risks of stress and poor mental health in the workplace, while also being a force for creating more Good Days at Work.
MANDY COALTER, DIRECTOR OF PEOPLE, UNITED LEARNING
"Building, developing and training a Wellbeing Champions network is playing an important part in our wellbeing approach. There’s no point in having a cohesive strategy with lots of engaging activities if no one knows about it or is engaged enough to take part. Robertson Cooper’s approach has enabled us to get out there and make some noise around wellbeing – creating the interest and energy that any wellbeing approach needs."
Activation day programme
There are two areas in which Wellbeing Champions may add value to the wellbeing activity in your organisation:
- Supporting existing wellbeing campaigns or creating their own wellbeing campaigns
- Being on the ground looking out for people who may need support by having wellbeing conversations and signposting them to support
With this in mind, our Activation Day programme gives a full day of learning to get your network of Champions off the ground and ready to go. It covers:
Understanding wellbeing and what it means to have a Good Day at Work
This allows the network to have a clear framework of the barriers to having a Good Day at Work and what enables a Good Day at Work. This section demonstrates what they are aiming for, giving their role purpose and meaning.
Creating successful health and wellbeing campaigns
It can be difficult to get people to change their health behaviours despite our best efforts and, using techniques from ‘Behavioural Insights’, we provide the Champions with a clear framework to use for health campaigns which will engage as many people in your health initiatives as possible.
Having effective wellbeing conversations
In order to make conversations about wellbeing successful, we equip the Champions with clear boundaries of responsibility, set their expectations realistically and give them techniques to manage a wellbeing conversation.