Health & Wellbeing Service - Manchester

Health Champions Event


Manchester Health Champion Network hosts regular events for members. (Events are open to all those who have completed the Understanding Health Improvements Course in Manchester and are part of the network).

The aims of the events are:

  • To increase engagement and involvement with individuals carrying out the Health Champion role
  • To encourage networking between Health Champions
  • To support Health Champions and gain input on how to make the network most beneficial
  • To refresh knowledge and resources and key up to date on health topics
  • To hear feedback on the role and share experiences and successes

Health Champion First Network Event 2013


The network launch event on 16 April 2013 was a great success with over 60 people attending. Manchester Health Champion network members from a range of public, private and third sector organisations came together to meet and share experiences. Attendees heard presentations from a range of Public Health professionals.

Presentations can be downloaded below

Health Champion Event 2014


Over 50 people attended the Manchester Health Champion Network Event on Monday 21st July 2014 at the Irish Heritage Centre in Cheetham Hill.

Present at the event were Health Champions from a wide range of organisations including the Lifeline Project, Manchester Care and Repair and Healthy Living Pharmacys.

The event included information stalls representing lots of different services including Health and Wellbeing services such as Oral Health Improvement and the Information and Resources Library and organisations such as Eastlands Trust, Parkinsons UK and the Lesbian and Gay Foundation.

Furthermore speakers provided information about Mental Health Services (Cat Parsons & Adela Mugabo, Public Health Project Officers), Age Friendly Manchester (Paul McGarry, Senior Strategy Manager, Age friendly Manchester) and the Health Trainer Service (Stephen Hoy, Community Health Trainer).

The event was also a chance for Heath Champions to meet each other, network and share experiences as well as an opportunity to meet Health Trainers working throughout Manchester. Additional a Dementia awareness session took place providing Health Champions with the opportunity to become a Dementia Friend and help create Dementia Friendly Communities.

A big thank you to everyone who came along and took part in the event!


The Age-friendly Manchester Team: Here with help and advice
Established in 2003 as Valuing Older People, the Age Friendly Manchester (AFM) partnership aims to improve the quality of life of older people in Manchester.  By creating the right partnerships across the statutory, community and voluntary sectors and by co-producing projects and programmes with older residents, the programme has become nationally recognised as leaders in the field of ageing policy. The AFM team is part of Public Health Manchester.

Tracey Annette: Community Engagement Officer,
Tel. 0161 234 4299,

Rebecca Bromley: Project Assistant,
Tel. 0161 234 4049,

Sign up for their e-bulletin that will keep you up-to-date with what we're doing to help make Manchester more age-friendly. Go to:


Dementia Friends

Being a Dementia Friend is about understanding a bit more about dementia and the small things you can do to help people with the condition.

If you missed the Dementia Awareness Session at our Health Champion Event visit to find out about local sessions.

For more information about Dementia visit :


If you would like to be involved with the event contactMegan Brown.