Wellbeing Champions

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Wellbeing Champions can be students, staff or parents that champion emotional wellbeing and positive mental health within the school setting and wider community. Champions drive forward positive change and positive support for the whole school. They break down stigma and barriers to receiving support. We have developed an in house 6 session programme to up-skill champions, which includes building skills such as listening, communication and empathy. This prepares the champions to promote positive health and wellbeing through-out the school.

What are the key benefits of peer support?

  • Greater perceived empathy and respect

  • Increased levels of self-esteem

  • Improved confidence in themselves

  • Positive feelings that they are doing good

  • Improvement in their own ability to cope mental health problems

From Mentalhealth.org.uk

 

Further information and support

Information on the benefits of peer support- https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/p/peer-support

How to set up a peer support group- https://www.mind.org.uk/media/4208527/9-peer-hub-tool-kit-leaflet-feb-16-pdf.pdf

An anti-stigma campaign run by Mind and Rethink   https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/champions