Inspire. Empower. Support.
Workplace wellness starts at the grassroots
When employees are healthy and well, the benefits extend to the organisation as a whole.
Workplace wellness, however, is only effective when people are willing to engage in the efforts.
We have found the most effective wellness programs are those supported by a motivated and dedicated group of ‘Wellness Champions’ at the grassroots level of an organisation.
Supporting the appointed Wellness Co-ordinator in the organisation, the Champions are responsible for providing peer-to-peer support, increasing awareness of wellness opportunities and bolstering participation.
The Wellness Wise™ Champions half or full-day workshop is designed to educate and empower your nominated department or site-based Wellness Champions.
WHAT YOU WILL ACHIEVE?
The workshop is ideal for onboarding new Wellness Champions or as formal training for an existing Champions’ network.
The key takeaways include:
> The What, Why and How of workplace wellness.
> The important role Wellness Champions play in supporting the everyday wellness of their colleagues.
> Practical strategies for maximising engagement and overcoming barriers for participation.
> A tailored action plan the champions can implement in their area immediately (full-day course only)
The workshop includes:
> Pre-workshop briefing
> Participant Wellness Wise™ Champions toolkit
> Workshop evaluation report
> BONUS Wellness Wise™ Champions Recruitment Kit
> Optional follow-up consultancy services
The training is held in a small group of 10-25 Champions.
This workshop will leave your Wellness Champions ready, inspired and motivated to be change agents at the grassroots level.
WHY ARE WELLNESS CHAMPIONS IMPORTANT?
Wellness Champions are trusted, positive volunteer employees at a site or department level, who will provide information, insights and support to their peers. They are also accountable for supporting the delivery of your organisation’s wellness strategy and helping to engage their fellow peers.
They are champions of the cause, helping to increase awareness of the organisation’s wellness opportunities. Wellness Champions make it personal, real and easier to promote and co-ordinate wellness initiatives across locations, shifts and other divides.
The Champions give us insights we wouldn’t necessarily have!
Ultimately, champions serve to:
Share the workload
influence health behaviours
Nurture a wellness culture
for your strategy
No wellness campaign, wearable device or digital communication
can take the place of a Champion
GET EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO TURN YOUR CHAMPIONS
INTO POWERFUL WELLNESS ADVOCATES
Wellness Wise™ Champions Toolkit
This dedicated toolkit contains all the resources your Champions need to be effective in carrying out their wellness duties.
The toolkit includes:
> Wellness Designs eco carry bag to take everything home in
> Champions workbook for use on the day and as an ongoing reference
> Copies of existing company wellness collateral (e.g. EAP brochure) so they’re well equipped to champion
> Community wellness resources (various)
> Co-branded Certificate of Completion to display with pride
> Optional (POA): Champions badge and Champions merchandise (such as caps and shirts) to help identify champions in the workplace
Plus, you get a photo of everyone at the end of the session zooming off to spread the wellness message back in their departments, which you may use in your newsletter and/or intranet.
BONUS Wellness Wise™ Champions Recruitment Kit
You will also receive a free Recruitment Kit to help you enlist the right Champions for your network.
Your toolkit includes:
> 7 Step Guide for Building Your Dream Wellness Champions Network ebook
> Manager Briefing Pack designed to help you recruit a passionate and suitable Wellness Champion for your site(s)
> Champions invitation email template so you can quickly and persuasively invite new Champions to join you
> Sample position description that you can tweak to suit your specific requirements
> Sample role advertisement to save you time and get advertising quickly
> Sample nomination form that you can plug-and-play into your recruitment drive
> 1x Champions graphics tile for your intranet.
Additional support options
To further embed key learnings from the training, we also offer the following optional support mechanisms following the training:
1. Wellness Wise™ Champions webinar (1 hour)
This can be co-facilitated with client representatives via a live and/or recorded webinar. It is perfect for those unable to attend the initial training due to distance or timing, for onboarding, or as a refresher for existing Champions. It can include a live or recorded video introduction by leaders and/or stakeholders.
2. Wellness Wise™ Webinar series (public)
Champions can stay focused and motivated with ongoing learning opportunities via our free Wellness Wise™ webinar series. These 45-minute webinars are led by thought leaders in the workplace wellness field. Topics include behaviour change, mental health, integration with OHS and engaging leaders. Details of upcoming webinars are available here.
3. Wellness Wise™ Champions Momentum Webinars and/or group coaching
Facilitated by our experienced Wellness Designs personnel, these interactive webinars can serve to continue and build momentum following the initial training.
Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, solve problems and get inspired. Sessions can also include a guest appearance from one of our expert wellness associates, to further delve into hot health and wellness topics.
WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
“Wellness Designs really understand our business, our culture, and intrinsically what we’re trying to achieve”
Sean Silvey, Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Bupa
‘..the training was really essential to get the right people into the network’
Julia Cohen, Director Safety Health & Wellbeing, University of Sydney
“when you get the right people with the right frame of mind….the sky’s the limit”
Brett Leadbetter, Education Officer, Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools