A growing community
Thanks to the launch of our new ‘Health and Wellbeing Ambassador’ online learning portal in June, we have been able to increase our community of 'volunteer' Health and Wellbeing ambassadors to 430 across the business.
Our ambassadors are here to provide confidential peer-to-peer support and help signpost colleagues to any help or information they might need to stay safe and well.
Great Health and Wellbeing ambassadors are:
- Positive, open and non-judgemental
- Empathetic and understanding
- Able to be self-motivated and keep themselves informed of health promotion campaigns
- Keen to help 'normalise' health conversations
What do Health and Wellbeing ambassadors have to do?
- Complete an online learning module (approx 30 minutes)
- Access the ambassador portal regularly to stay informed
- Keep health and wellbeing noticeboards up to date
- Help promote key campaigns e.g. musculoskeletal health or mental health
- Direct colleagues to the right support and information services
The learning to become a Health and Wellbeing ambassador is available to complete at all times on a self-service basis via PSP/SuccessFactors (titled 'Health and Wellbeing Ambassador Learning').
Any colleagues who believe they have the required skills should seek line manager authorisation before completing the online learning. To help with the fair distribution of ambassadors across the business, access to the ambassador programme and portal will only be given four times each year, during January, April, July and October.
The next point at which new ambassadors will be accepted is in October. Frontline colleagues will be given priority and access may not be possible where units already have existing ambassadors in place.
These are voluntary roles, which enable colleagues to gain additional skills and experience. Please talk to your manager about how to apply.