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Health and wellbeing qualifications: new course dates announced

Limited places are now available for RSPH-accredited supporting smoking cessation, understanding health improvement and supporting behaviour change courses in Birmingham in the new year.

If one of your new year’s resolutions is to gain a health and wellbeing qualification (or to support your staff to do so), then this is for you. These short courses are suitable for wellbeing officers, health champions, community workers, health advisors, pharmacy assistants, volunteers, and anyone else who is interested in improving the health and wellbeing of people in their workplace or local community.

Course attendees will learn how to motivate and encourage others to make positive lifestyle choices, and gain a nationally recognised, accredited health and wellbeing qualification.

Courses and booking information

RSPH Level 2 Award in Supporting Smoking Cessation
Did you know that smokers are up to four times more likely to successfully quit with specialist support? This qualification is for people who are interested in helping others to develop a healthier lifestyle by stopping smoking. You will increase your knowledge and understanding of why people smoke, the personal and social consequences of this and how you can help and support people to stop smoking.

Wednesday 30th January 2019
12 places available
£110 per person including qualification
Call Jemma on 0121 456 7820 to book

RSPH Level 2 Award in Understanding Health Improvement
Learn the principles of promoting health and wellbeing: how effective communication can support health messages and how behaviour change can improve an individual’s health and wellbeing. At the end of the course you will understand how best to direct people towards further practical support in their efforts to lead a healthier lifestyle. This is a one day course with a multiple choice exam at the end.

Thursday 31st January 2019
12 places available
£110 per person including qualification
Call Jemma on 0121 456 7820 to book

RSPH Level 2 Award in Supporting Behaviour Change (Health and Wellbeing)
This qualification provides learners with the knowledge, confidence and skills to support individuals who are thinking of making a health behaviour change. Learn how to work with individuals to increase their motivation to make a behaviour change and explore the factors that hinder and facilitate that change.

Thursday 28th February and Thursday 7th March 2019 (two day course)
12 places available
£210 per person including qualification
Call Jemma on 0121 456 7820 to book

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Worried about staff productivity dipping in the winter months?

We know it can be hard to keep people motivated, especially after the Christmas break. That’s why we’ve come up with a range of tailored Workplace Wellbeing programmes that might just be able to help. Together, we’ll beat the winter blues!

Gateway Health and Wellbeing teamOur qualified, specialised Health and Wellbeing Advisers have been working with people in the community for over a decade, and now we’re sharing that experience with employers.

For years, we’ve seen how better health and wellbeing leads to better resilience and confidence, which in turn helps people at work.

Statistics show that better workplace wellbeing can reduce absence and sickness levels, reduce risk before illness occurs, and improve staff retention and motivation.

smoothie bikeWorkplaces can choose from a range of health and wellbeing checks, sessions, activities and workshops.

You might like to start off with a light-hearted Health Taster Day, offering lots of fun activities over a day for people to pop in and try (including the famous Smoothie Bike)!

Or you may have an issue in mind that you’d like to address with your workforce, and be looking for something more structured – like our Preparing to Quit Smoking course.

Give us a call today and we’ll work with you to get to know your needs, and put together the perfect programme to help your staff. All our Workplace Wellbeing sessions are designed to create healthier, happier teams.

This winter, let’s stop the productivity slump before it happens!

For more information, or to book a visit, give our Workplace Wellbeing Manager Jemma a ring on 0121 456 7820.