Mindful Towns and Villages

Becoming a Wellbeing Champion

Broadland District and South Norfolk Councils are offering free training with the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust's Wellbeing Service, Thriving Workplaces and Evolve to make Broadland and South Norfolk more 'Mindful Districts'.

By offering community groups and small businesses two types of free mental health training and support from our Help Hub, we will support towns and villages to achieve 'Mindful Town' or 'Mindful Village' status, with the tools to develop a community-led network of Wellbeing Champions. 

These training sessions are currently limited to Aylsham and Wymondham with plans to extend the scheme later in the year.

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What does becoming a Wellbeing Champion involve?

Becoming a Wellbeing Champion will involve working with your Town or Village Network to improve mental health awareness and support in your area. 

To become a Wellbeing Champion, individuals must be associated with a local community group or small business and undertake at least one of the training options offered in our free programme. These are:

  • Mental Health First Aid Champion Training. This is a one day course in person, or two half days online provided by Thriving Workplaces.
  • Wellbeing Champion Training. This is up to a 2 hour course provided by the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust’s Wellbeing Service.

Wellbeing Champions will be given knowledge on the Councils’ Help Hub, local services and how to refer people to a specialist mental health support worker should a resident need further assistance.

Upcoming training and booking onto the training

Further details on training dates are areas and below. These are area specific, and we do ask that you are a member a local group or small business to register.

Aylsham

  • Thursday 16 February 7pm to 9pm. Wellbeing Champion Training, Aylsham Town Hall. Minimum age 16yrs.  Bookings close 8th February 2023.
  • *CANCELLED* Tuesday 21 February 9am to 4:30pm. Mental Health First Aid Champion Training, Aylsham Town Hall. *CANCELLED*
  • Tuesday 7 March and Wednesday 8 March 9:15am to 1:15pm both days. Mental Health First Aid Champion Online Training, Minimum age 18yrs. Bookings close on 20th February 2023. 

Wymondham

  • Tuesday 7 March 7pm to 9pm. Wellbeing Champion Training, Wymondham Leisure Centre. Minimum age 16yrs. Bookings close 26th February 2023.
  • Tuesday 14 March 9am to 4:30pm. Mental Health First Aid Champion Training, Wymondham Leisure Centre. Miniimum age 18yrs. Bookings close 27th February 2023.
  • Thursday 23 and Friday 24 March 9:15am to 1:15pm. Mental Health First Aid Champion Online Training, Minimum age 18yrs. Bookings close 8th March 2023.

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Communities Team

Address: Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Rd, Norwich NR7 0DU

Telephone: 01603 430611