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Complete the Registration form for Tameside Champions here.
 
 

Health & Wellbeing Workshops


We will once again be having some Health & Wellbeing workshops this coming Summer starting with :

Workshop 1 Mental health and wellbeing -Looking after ourselves and others

In this session we will be discussing

  • What does good mental health look like
  • Why looking after our mental health is Important
  • The 5 ways to wellbeing
  • Quick and easy stress busting methods

In many ways, mental health is just like physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it. Good mental health means being generally able to think, feel and react in the ways that you need and want to live your life. But if you go through a period of poor mental health you might find the ways you're frequently thinking, feeling or reacting become difficult, or even impossible, to cope with. This can feel just as bad as a physical illness, or even worse.

The Workshop will be on Thursday 12th May 1pm – 3pm

Please follow the Eventbrite link to register:

 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/community-champions-workshop-1-mental-health-wellbein-tickets-324112769017?ref=estw

 

Look forward to seeing you on the Workshop
 


 
Working together to protect our Tameside community during COVID-19

The Tameside Community Champions network empowers our residents and workforces with the information they need to lead the way in the community. Our Community Champions have a vital role to play and are well placed to act as key message carriers and to lead by good example.
 
To do this, the council will ensure that timely and accurate information is shared with our champions to support them to respond to and reassure the residents within their community, including regarding COVID-19.

Armed with the latest advice and guidance, our champions can help family, friends and other community members to understand the latest facts about the virus and what we can all do in order to protect ourselves, each other, and prevent the spread of Covid.

…and beyond

The champions initiative opens up vital conversations between the council and residents and provides a channel for communication and working together.
The network has continued to develop with a growing focus on tackling wider health and inequality issues across the borough, and bringing our diverse communities together.

Our sessions and projects have a varied focus- including digital inclusion, alcohol and substance misuse, hate crime awareness, physical activity and even practising meditation and mindfulness. Lots of the topics have been suggestions from champions themselves so there is something for everyone.

Workshops are also run, which provide training to champions to help support them in having positive conversations about health, to support their own networks and communities – read more on these below.

Smaller sub groups meet regularly such as our Diversity Champions and Age Friendly Champions – which give specific focus to issues relevant to these communities, and provide great networking and integration opportunities.

 

Become a Tameside Community Champion to tackle Covid

Tameside Community Champions can be anyone who live or work in the community. You might be the person that everyone knows and trusts. You might be someone who just wants to help in whatever way you can - even if this is your first time.
 
You can support amongst the community as much or as little as you like in a variety of ways from simply passing on information, to having conversations or volunteering your time.
 
  • You sign up to be a Champion.
  • We give Champions the latest information about COVID-19, and a variety of health and community related topics.
  • Champions share this information with anyone in their community, however they want.
  • Champions let us know what is and isn’t working.
 



Tameside Community Champions Communication Channels

Champions will have the following opportunities to receive the latest information and provide any insights, suggestions or ask any questions:
 

  • Monday Information session – 1st Monday of Every Month meeting led by our Public Health Team via Zoom at 10am and 6pm. This is a more indepth information session on the latest data and topics as requested by Champions with the opportunity for questions and answers.
  • Wednesday check-in session – Fortnightly meeting led by our Communications Team via Zoom at 10am and 6pm. This is an informal session to provide a forum for an open and honest conversation on what is and isn’t working message wise and to provide any feedback on what you have been doing as champions and any further suggestions.
  • Monday Messages – You will receive a weekly email with our key messages and any slides of relevant information from the Zoom meetings
  • Press releases – Champions receive all our relevant press releases at the time they’re released
  • Dedicated inbox – Our team are happy to answer any questions or requests on a one-to-one basis via our community.champions@tameside.gov.uk inbox.
  • Whatsapp broadcast - WhatsApp the message CHAMPION and your NAME to 07935 014 582 and add us to your contacts list to sign up for COVID news, pictures and video, delivered straight to your mobile. Your data will not be shared and it will not be seen by others subscribed to receive notifications.



Community Champions Newsletter

We recognise that the messages around the pandemic, the restrictions and what is and isn’t operating can often become confusing or overwhelming. Therefore we would like to offer some clarity, support and also spread a little community cheer by sharing some of the information you need, whilst letting you know some of the great things that have been happening around Tameside recently!
 
Download our Community Champions Newsletter: Age Friendly Edition which includes information on the COVID-19 vaccine, Keeping Well and Eating Well this Winter, Library Services and Community Activities. 

 

Tameside Community Champions Sub Groups          


Community Champions – promoting Health and Wellbeing in Tameside by providing family, friends and the local community the information and support they need –  contact graham.thomas@tameside.gov.uk
 
Age Friendly Champions – promoting respectful and friendly interaction whilst supporting activities in the area suitable for over 50’s – contact lauren.foster1@tameside.gov.uk

Diverse Community Champions – Supporting and celebrating our Diverse communities which make up our Tameside Population
 
Digital Champions – The Charity PCrefurb are looking for volunteers to assist in the NHS funded Digital Wellbeing Project.  Helping those who are digitally excluded by providing a device and/or basic digital skills training – info@digitalwellbeingproject.org.uk
 
Nutrition and Hydration Champions – Will receive training to promote good nutrition and hydration in the community and spot the signs or potential triggers of malnutrition and dehydration, preventing these conditions which cause ill health, disease and slow healing helping people gain weight, fuel their bodies and hydrate.  Contact lauren.foster1@tameside.gov.uk

 
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