Find out what Health Chats are and how you can become a Healther Chatter.
What are Health Chats?
Health Chats are quick discussions aimed at helping people to
lead healthier lifestyles. It may be about quitting the fags,
fitting back into those favourite jeans, getting fitter so you can
run around with your grandkids or even to catch the dog when it
In the borough of Rochdale we have a growing number of Health
Chatters who are trained to chat with you about your lifestyle and
put you in touch with someone who can help you make a change –
whether that be something small or something life-changing.
Our hope is that, through training as many Health Chatters
as possible, we’ll have an army of these friendly chatters helping
you, the public, to take action to improve your health and
wellbeing and lead a healthier, happier and longer life.
How can I become a Health Chatter?
Maybe you’ll be tempted to train as a Health Chatter yourself
when you see how it works in action, and you can then pass on your
knowledge and experience to your family and friends.
Those trained as Health Chatters will work towards a recognised
Level 2 qualification in Public Health (it’s certified by the Royal
Society for Public Health and is GREAT for your CV), as well
as learning about wider determinants of health and how to put that
knowledge into action in the community.
So if you fancy giving it a go, get in touch by
calling 01706 751190 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
– we’d love to hear from you.