2018

Healthy Peterborough

Healthy Workplace Training and Networking

There are a number of free wellbeing training sessions and supporting networks to help the wellbeing lead develop and maintain their in-house wellbeing programme. This includes the training of health champions and training to reduce stigma around mental wellbeing.

Accredited Mental Health First Aid Lite training 

This Mental health first aid lite session is MHFA England accredited. The training is provided at no cost to Peterborough workplaces. This half day training is delivered by our partners Living Sport whose accredited MHFA trainers deliver the training through regular open sessions held mid- county in Cambridgeshire.

Target audience: Employers based in Peterborough aimed at workplace health champions, line managers, Health and Safety and HR professionals.

Course aims: To give you and others within your organisation a wider understanding of some of the issues associated with mental health; to help you work more effectively with people living with mental health issues; to understand the aims of the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course; and allow you to experience a taste of the content of the full 2 day MHFA course.

Course outputs: Participants should be able to identify the discrimination surrounding mental health problems; define mental health and some mental health problems; relate to other people’s experience; help support people with mental health problems; look after their own mental health; and be a point of contact for people who want to engage in wellbeing activities (health issues, involvement in health campaigns etc.) 

Cost:  Free to workplaces in Peterborough, who can access the training through our partners Living Sport 

Living Sport’s programme manager: email Debbie.longhurst@livingsport.co.uk
call 07921 832514.


Workplace Health Champions training


Since 2009 workplace wellbeing has been supported by a number of Public Health partners in the East of England with some 350 trained champions supporting their organisations to improve employee wellbeing. Each champion has been trained in the Royal Society of Public Health workplace champions training, ‘Understanding Health Improvement’ trained by an experienced workplace RSPH accredited trainer. The training has allowed them to build capacity and sustain the momentum of their workplace wellbeing strategy.

The training: RSPH Workplace health champions training-‘Understanding Health improvement’. This one day training course, which leads to an accredited Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) Level 2 Award in Understanding Health Improvement, covers examples of inequalities in health within the UK, how individuals can help others improve their health through effective communication and some of the lifestyle factors that can impact on health and well-being. The course is assessed by a multiple-choice test consisting of 30 questions.

Target audience: Available only to workplaces based in Cambridgeshire, aimed at wellbeing leads and staff within an organisation.

Course aims: To give you and others within your organisation a wider understanding of health inequalities within the workplace, to enable champions to sign post staff to health support locally and support the wider organisational wellbeing strategy.

Course outputs: Participants should be able to improve their understanding of national health inequalities and local support for employees; Improved their communication skills and ability to listen and sign post to wellbeing support

Cost: FREE training funded through the Public Health workplace offer. For more information or book a place contact Living Sport

Living Sport’s programme manager: email Debbie.longhurst@livingsport.co.uk
call 07921 832514.


Wellbeing Practitioners Network

This employer led strategic health network runs quarterly at no cost for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire’s wellbeing leads to enable them to keep abreast of the latest health initiatives/toolkits and share good practice with like-minded employers.


Workplace Health Champions Network

This free twice yearly practical network runs to support our trained health champions to upskill them on the latest wellbeing toolkits and campaigns, and to share good practice. This is closed session is invite only through our partners living sport.

Free to workplaces in Peterborough, who can access these networks through our partners Living Sport.

Living Sport’s programme manager: email Debbie.longhurst@livingsport.co.uk
call 07921 832514.

 

Workplace Health Partners 

Living Sport can also signpost you to other partners health offers for workplaces including on-site NHS health checks/mini MOTs and lunch bites; and health themed lunch sessions.

Living Sport works alongside a number of other health and wellbeing partners so can sign post employers to other local wellbeing initiatives including on-site NHS health checks/mini mots, Be Active Be Health lunch bites, Stop Smoking initiatives to name but a few.

Living Sport’s programme manager: email Debbie.longhurst@livingsport.co.uk
call 07921 832514.

 

 

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Healthy Peterborough is led by:
  • Peterborough City Council
  • Peterborough Pharmacies
  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust