Community Health Champions

Together we can make a change
Together we can make a change!

Community Health Champions are volunteers who want to give back to their communities, by supporting and motivating residents to make the healthiest choice, the easiest choice.

With training and support they bring their ability to relate to people and their own life experience to transform health and wellbeing in their communities.

What Community Health Champions do


  • undertake free health and lifestyle assessments
  • provide coaching and basic health education in community settings
  • help people to access a range of services to increase their health and wellbeing, for example:
    • weight management
    • physical activity
    • stop smoking services
  • lead on walking programmes
  • support you to achieve your health goals

Training for volunteers

Volunteers receive accredited training and development as part of the Making Every Contact Count framework, level 1, 2 or 3.

They also get a range of in-house and external training:

  • as Walk leaders
  • as Stop Smoking specialists
  • supporting the delivery of training.

Volunteers are also supported and mentored by a healthy lifestyle professional.

Locations of Community Health Champions

Community Health Champions are based in the local community including:

  • GP surgeries
  • community centres
  • children centres
  • football clubs
  • supermarkets
  • local events
  • faith communities



Become a Community Health Champion

You can become a Community Health Champion if you’re:

  • a resident of Barking & Dagenham
  • passionate about heath and wellbeing
  • have a minimum of 4 hours per week that you can commit to giving back

We are currently recruiting Community Health Champions:

Application form

Return your form to:

020 8227 2104

Further information

Sarah Patton

020 8227 2104

Talisma Akther

020 8227 2104

Working with citizens and services to improve health.