Speak Up Ambassadors and Mental Health and Wellbeing Champions

We are currently looking for colleagues to take on the role of Speak Up Ambassadors and Mental Health and Wellbeing Champions.

Both roles are voluntary and will be supported by the relevant training and protected time.


Speak Up Ambassadors

Speak Up Ambassadors will help the CCG to foster and support a culture where speaking up against wrongdoing is a positive activity which staff are encouraged and supported to do. This includes speaking up about bullying, harassment, unlawful discrimination, criminal offences, miscarriages of justice, health and safety concerns, damage to the environment, failure to comply with legal obligations and/or concealment of any of these.

Speak Up Ambassadors will support the Freedom To Speak Up Guardians (Ian Porter and Kay Matthews).

If you’re interested in becoming an Ambassador, you must complete and send an expression of interest form to the HR and OD team by 5pm on Friday 25 June by email: NCLCCG.OD@nhs.net

If you are interested in applying for this role, for more information or for an informal discussion please contact Andrew Spicer, Head of Governance and Risk, at andrew.spicer1@nhs.net


Mental Health and Wellbeing Champions

As part of the CCG’s Wellness Programme and to further support our staff, the CCG will be introducing Mental Health & Wellbeing Champions (MHWC). Our Champions will work closely with colleagues across the organisation who need advice and guidance on managing mental health. This support will be provided on an individual and confidential basis.

The MHWCs will have a key role in spotting the signs and symptoms of mental ill health, and provide colleagues with a safe space to start a confidential conversation about their mental health and signpost them to the most appropriate support.

Champions will be fully supported by first attending Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training. This training is accredited by Mental Health England. The MHFA course will be held online over four half days in July. You must attend all four sessions to complete the certification.

Session 1: Monday 5 July (9.30am – 1.30pm)             

Session 2: Wednesday 7 July (9.30am – 1.30pm)

Session 3: Wednesday 14 July (1.00pm – 4.00pm)                

Session 4: Monday 19 July (1.00pm – 4.00pm)

Places on the Mental Health First Aid course are limited. If you are interested in becoming a Mental Health & Wellbeing Champion please complete the Expression of Interest form and send to the HR/OD Team (NCLCCG.OD@nhs.net) by 5pm on Wednesday 16 June 2021. Informal discussions with staff that have submitted an expression of interest to become a MHWC will take place during w/c 21 June 2021.

If you have any questions about the Champions, please contact Courine Stewart: courine.stewart1@nhs.net