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My Health Matters

  • Location: Age UK Redbridge, Barking & Havering
  • Price: Free
Call 07538 798478 for more info

Please note, this service is not available outside Age UK Redbridge Barking & Havering - Head Office's catchment area.

Age UK Redbridge, Barking & Havering
4th Floor
103 Cranbrook Road
United Kingdom

Age UK RBH is pleased to support the delivery of My Health Matters Service from 1st April 2021, building on the success of this community project which started in Havering in 2014 and has helped to improve the health awareness of local residents by recruiting and training Health Champion Volunteers to provide signposting to relevant services and resources as well as support residents to adopt healthier lifestyles.

About the Service

My Health Matters is a community Health project commissioned and funded by Public Health Havering. Our aim is to promote healthier, more active lifestyles throughout the borough. Helping people to lead longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives.

The team attend events around Havering promoting current health campaigns, and giveaway free health literature.

We also recruit potential Health Champions from the community, and offer a one-day free training course, leading to a QCA Level 2, RSPH accredited award in Understanding Health Improvements. Once qualified, Health Champions will receive a free directory and additional free training modules on various health related topics.

If you are interested in joining our team and become a Health Champion or have any questions, please contact us at

Health Champion Volunteers

We welcome applications for Health Champion Volunteers from all sections of the community from anyone aged 18+ either living or working in Havering with an interest in health and wellbeing. A background in health isn’t necessary but you’ll be required to attend and pass a free one day accredited course or two half days online accredited training, leading to an RSPH Level 2 health qualification.

Once qualified you’ll have the opportunity to attend further training to learn more about topics such as healthy eating, physical activity, mental health and cancer awareness and attend focus groups to discuss feedback on relevant topics. As a Health Champion you will receive excellent quality training, support and guidance from our dedicated My Health Matters staff to equip you with confidence and tools to promote health and wellbeing within the local community, encouraging local people to make positive choices to improve health.

Benefits to becoming a Health Champion Volunteer

• Become a positive influence in your community by helping local people to look after their health and make informed choices about their wellbeing
• Enhance your knowledge and skills on health issues and local support services
• Access free, high quality accredited training with the option to gain further qualification
• Meet new people and be part of a peer support network
• Help to reduce health inequalities in the local community

For more information about the service please call My Health Matters on: 07538 798478/07985 105528 or email:

A post on LinkedIn from Harpreet Jutle - Engagement and Community Communications Manager (ICB):

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending Health Champions training with the wonderful My Health Matters team in Havering. Health champions play a crucial role within communities by promoting healthier and more active lifestyles. The training covered health inequalities, effective communication, ways to promote improving health and wellbeing, and how change can impact someone's health. You also get a level 2 award in understanding health improvement at the end (after an assessment of course!) and access to further courses once qualified. The team have now trained 460+ health champions in the Borough which is amazing!

Despite working in health and social care organisations over the years I learnt so many new things and it was great to see attendees from different places such as pharmacy, primary care, care homes and local authorities committed to becoming health champions. Added bonus was how fun a trainer Sharon is!

Anyone living or working in Havering can become a health champion so please check out their website for more information -

My Health Matters Leaflet

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My Health Matters Leaflet

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Health Directory

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