Health Champions

Community Health Champions are part of an initiative to empower local people to take control of their wellbeing. The Health Champions are supported by NHS South of Tyne and Wear and Sunderland City Council.

We have two Health Champions at Sunderland Mind who have completed the five modules of the programme:

  1. Understanding Health Improvement
  2. Emotional Resilience
  3. Healthy Money Healthy You
  4. Smoking Brief Intervention
  5. Alcohol Brief Intervention

The training has given the Health Champions the skills to support people to actively manage their health behaviour and to promote behaviour change by reducing/removing barriers, so we have a systematic approach to reducing health inequalities in Sunderland.

For further information or to access the Health Champions training programme please contact healthchampion@sotw.nhs.uk.