Community Health Champions
Community Health Champions are residents in Richmond upon Thames who help keep people aware, informed and up to date with the information they need to stay safe and healthy.
How information is shared
Information can be shared by having conversations, through Facebook or WhatsApp groups, Zoom calls, or any way that suits you.
By having and sharing clear information, you will empower your friends, family, and community to make informed choices that may save lives.
COVID-19 continues to impact us all. Volunteer as a Community Health Champion to help make sure everyone in Richmond upon Thames understands how to keep safe during the pandemic.
Who can sign up
Anyone who lives in the borough can become a Community Health Champion. You could be a young person, older resident, parent, essential worker, carer, someone who is shielding etc. You just need to be willing to help share accurate information to keep other people safe!
Training and support
You do not need any previous experience of volunteering or health work as you will be given everything you need to carry out your role effectively by the Council, its Public Health team, and the NHS. There is a dedicated Community Health Champion Coordinator who manages both networks, and all volunteers will have access to a series of e-learning training courses, helping to support you to promote positive conversations about health and wellbeing.
If this sounds like something you would like to do, please register your interest to become a Community Health Champion by completing the quick online form below. It takes five minutes to complete.
Once your registration is processed, you will start receiving information.
Hear from our Community Health Champions to find out why they signed up to help their community.
Code of conduct
By signing up, you are agreeing to a code of conduct, which commits you to:
- Only circulating information or advice that has come directly from the Council, NHS, or the government
- Not making any political statements in respect of the coronavirus arrangements or vaccine
- Not debating the merits of the guidance – if someone is incorrect, simply signpost to the correct information. This is to ensure that key messages are not undermined
- Not applying personal interpretations to the guidance. If people are in doubt, they can ask for clarification
- Not to contact other members on the WhatsApp group directly unless they ask you to
Up to: Community Health Action
Updated: 21 April 2022