Are you interested in helping local services provide the best care to pregnant women and young families? South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is looking for people in Barnsley who would like to become Health Champions.
Working on a voluntary basis, people interested will be given training and the opportunity to give their opinion on what is good about local health services and what could be improved. Champions will also provide support to people in their community by giving them information on local health services.
To find out more, the Barnsley Health Champions team are holding an event on Wednesday 23 April at the Barnsley Metrodome, Queens Road, Barnsley. People are invited to drop in any time between 10-4pm when there will be the opportunity to ask questions and take part in activities for children and families including dance sessions and face painting.
The Barnsley Health Champion Project, provided by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, is supporting local people to work alongside health care practitioners from a range of settings to improve services and tackle health issues.
Steven Michael, chief executive said, “I’d really encourage people in Barnsley to consider becoming a Health Champion as it’s a great way of helping to shape pregnancy and early year’s services and support people in your local community. As well as contributing to feedback on local services, you’ll also meet new people and receive training to develop your skills which can help to boost your confidence and self-esteem.”
To find out more about the event, call the Barnsley Health Champions team on 01226 433351 or email swy-tr.Barnsleyhealthchampions@nhs.net