Each month we will bring you behind the scenes to put the well deserved spotlight on our staff that help us make a difference to communities throughout the North East. This month meet Jules Howe, Wellbeing For Life Facilitator!
Delivered in partnership by the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT) and the Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP), Wellbeing for Life (WBFL) promotes people to become the best version of themselves, with health and wellbeing activities. They work with clients on a 1-2-1 or group support basis over eight to twelve sessions to set a health plan, which will include small achievable goals.
Can you give an overview of your role?
My role when I joined was WBFL Practitioner - I have very recently been promoted to Facilitator, so my role will slightly change and I need to study to work towards being fully fledged. I work full time and work with any member of the public that is aged 16+ and I help deliver our behaviour change programme across County Durham. I also have a fitness background so have recently launched Dance a Size (low impact dance aerobics) and they are proving to be really successful around the County!
Describe a day-to-day in your role
Days can vary so I could be delivering a dance a size session, I could be entering client's details onto CDRS. As I am still in training - I can shadow the Eatwise programme (healthy eating programme we deliver) so I might be shadowing a fellow colleague on the Eatwise, attending team meetings, or attending training relevant to the role.
What do you like about working for the PCP/WBFL?
I started in October 2022 and I absolutely love working here, I love the PCP it's a great place to work and I love the WBFL team we have. I am very passionate about that programme we deliver so it fits me perfectly as my ethos in life is leading a healthy active lifestyle. I always strive to provide the best service I can and achieve the best feedback I can from anyone I make contact with or deliver to.
What is the most rewarding aspect of the role?
I absolutely love working with people - I love to help people feel amazing and to achieve goals! I can work solo sometimes and also part of an amazing team!
Has there been any additional training you’ve done since you started working for the PCP/WBFL?
Since joining the role I have done loads of training which will really help me in my role. My most recent training is I have just become a Mental Health First Aider. Since being promoted to WBFL Facilitator, this role will need some further training to enable me to carry out the role to the best of my ability - really excited to get my teeth into it as I love new challenges.
If you are interested in joining our team, we have lots of opportunities across the North East and in sectors inclusive of health and wellbeing.
For more about what the PCP offers, visit www.pcp.uk.net, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01325 321234.