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Tameside community champions are here to stay - together we can do all we can to make sure that everyone in Tameside has the information they need to stay safe and healthy!
 



 
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.
 

To Register

Complete the Registration form for Tameside Champions here.
 



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 – Fortnightly 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 Free Workshops           

Some zoom workshops we hope you will be interested in joining that are all about having Healthy Conversations, you can join all of the workshops on this link here: https://zoom.us/j/95897612069?pwd=L3R2TTRuZ2RITXlzSDJPbDBSOGxQdz09
 
  • Workshop 1 –‘Making Every Contact Count for Health’
This workshop is all about how to have easy conversations about health and where to signpost people to for further help. Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is a National health promotion course.
 
Date:     Monday 24th May
Times:  10am – 12pm OR 6pm – 8pm
 
  • Workshop 2 – ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing’
This workshop is all about how to have conversation with people about their mental health and how to get help and support when things get tough.
 
Date:     Wednesday 16th June
Times:  10am – 12pm OR 6pm - 8pm
 
  • Workshop 3 - ‘Having difficult conversations’
This workshop is all about how to follow a simple plan that will help you to have those more difficult conversations. How to start the conversation and how to end it on a postive note.
 
Date:     Thursday 15th July
Times:   10am – 12am OR 6pm – 8pm
 
We would love to see you at one or all of the workshops.
 
To reserve a place or for more information email community.champions@tameside.gov.uk 
 
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