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 South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Trust and Sunderland City Council.

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

The 5 Training Courses are:

  1. Understanding Health Improvement Level 2 (accredited)
  2. Tobacco Brief Intervention
  3. Alcohol Brief Intervention
  4. Promotion Emotional Resilience
  5. Healthy Money, Healthy You

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 healthchampions@sunderland.gov.uk.