Want to use your life experiences to help others? Want to create change in Moray?
Want to learn more about wellbeing and how to support it?
Then sign up and join our collective as a Champion!
Our collective of Champions is made up of people who have a shared perspective and want to make things better for themselves and others in Moray. Champions appreciate that mental health is a resource all human beings have, that different things affect it, and that facing challenges as part of this is common to all our lives. Champions also recognise that there is stigma related to mental health that stops people getting what they need to live full lives – we challenge this by standing together, having strength in numbers and using the resource we all have, our life experience, to inspire change.
What is the definition of a Champion?
Someone who has experienced mental health challenges or crisis in their life and wants to support the Wellbeing Hub Project by taking action.
Who can become a Champion?
We focus on strengths not labels. This means our champions will include a mix of people with differing lifestyles, employment statuses, ages, backgrounds, interest and ongoing health challenges. Some will do small actions, some larger – all are important. Anyone living in or part of the community of Moray can join us as a Champion. We will always do our best to include anyone keen to become a Champion.
What level of commitment is expected?
This is up to you, but is based on the principle of personal responsibility – if you are unable to do something then just let us know, it’s all about communication. All champions will juggle life commitments alongside managing resources such as our time, health or skills. Some will have more of these resources than others, but all contributions are valued and useful.
What could I gain from being involved?
- Training in recognised courses and qualifications
- Improved networks and social circles
- Sense of giving back and improving our local area
- Ability to challenge stigma and create a collective voice for mental health
- New ideas for future life direction
- Feeling supported and better able to support others
Please complete the form below to register your interest in becoming a Champion.