Walking for health
Walk Leader Training
Delivered by Health Improvement Team, Belfast
Walking for Health (Walk Leader) Training will be delivered virtually on Microsoft Teams, on Wednesday 31st March 2021 at 10am-12.30pm.
To register for this training, each person will need to complete the table on the next page with their details and send to Rebecca.Nixon@belfasttrust.hscni.net by Thursday 25th March 2021. Each person will receive confirmation of registration from Rebecca.
A link & instructions of how to access the course online will be emailed on Monday 29th March 2021.
Please note, the numbers will be capped for this date & a waiting list will be compiled if necessary.
|Please confirm you are 18 years of age or over to complete this training:||Please state Yes or No below:|
|Who will you be delivering the walking programmes through:
Workplace / Organisation you Volunteer with:
|Postal address (for resources to be sent to, marked for you attention):|
Following successfully completing the Walk Leader training you will be added to our ‘Walk Leader Community’ mailing list which allows the Belfast Trust Health Improvement Team to contact you via email with further walking and physical activity information, resources and funding opportunities.
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This one day training will equip those attending with the skills necessary to promote and lead safe and enjoyable walking sessions for people of all ages and abilities.
The training involves
- The rationale of health walks
- The importance of exercise in relation to physical and mental health
- Leading a walk
- Safety issues and necessary forms that need to be filled in
- Motivating and encouraging people to take up walking as a form of physical activity
- It is expected that those who complete the training will be influential in leading walks in their local areas. This training is available to anyone aged 18 or over and training is free.
Please note this is a basic level course which promotes low level health walks for people who are inactive.
All participants will be expected to be active as Walk Leaders within two months of attendance and commit to facilitating 12 walks per year as part of their work role or in a voluntary capacity.
Free insurance cover is provided to participants leading walks in an unpaid voluntary capacity