Walk Champion Training to get people walking!
15 September 2019
By Hayley Carmichael
Would you like to become a walk champion for the Trust? You could support colleagues to make smarter choices for health and wellbeing, as well as reduce their impact on the environment.
Free walk-champion training for staff in Crawley provided by Living Streets
As part of our work to Care Without Carbon we want more people to embrace the power of using their own two feet. We have partnered with Living Streets, who will provide free walk champion training for up to 10 staff at the Trust.
The training session will take place on 7th October from 12.30 to 2.30pm in Seminar Room 1 at Crawley Hospital.
What does a walking champion do?
To become a walk champion you commit to:
- Set up Walking Works activities – this includes publicising, promoting and sign posting colleagues to Living Streets events being delivered in your workplace.
- Encourage colleagues to browse and pick-up Walking Works information and ask questions regarding interventions available.
- Monitor how many colleagues engage with Walking Works and recruit for case studies and testimonials
- Design and lead a lunchtime walk for all colleagues:
- Lead short, accessible walks for staff wishing to improve their health
- Commit to leading walks on a regular basis;
- Research and plan routes for walks and identify any potential hazards/risks.
After your 2 hour training session, delivered by Living Streets, you will agree a schedule of activities and the Living Streets project coordinator will provide support to set up early interventions and supply materials – you’ll stay in regular contact with your project co-ordinator over the coming months, updating them on your activities as a walk champion.
How to book your free place
To book one of the ten places available email firstname.lastname@example.org – places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.