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Join our team of volunteer tutors and help us to deliver the Living Well Programme.

What is The Living Well Programme?

The Living Well Programme is a six week self-management course for adults living with any long-term health conditions.

Each session runs for two hours online or two and a half hours in person within a community setting.

What you need to be a volunteer tutor

Self-management volunteer tutors are vital to the success of the Living Well Programme. Our volunteers make a real difference to people living with long-term health conditions.

Volunteering can be very rewarding, a great confidence boost and lead you to meet new, interesting and like-minded people.

Essential criteria for becoming a Living Well Programme volunteer tutor are:

  • You are living with a long-term health condition
  • You have completed the Living Well Programme course as a participant
  • You are willing to attend 4–5 days of training to become an accredited Living Well Programme volunteer tutor

Our training runs annually in September.

How to apply

Please read the full tutor criteria and if it's of interest, complete our application form.

Alternatively, you can contact the Living Well Team to find out more and receive a volunteer tutor application pack.

Questions to consider if you're thinking about applying
  • What is my motivation?
  • Am I a good listener?
  • Can I commit to delivering at least two courses a year?
  • How much experience do I have in self-managing my own condition?
  • Am I able to role model good self-management?
  • Can I work with a small group of people and build a rapport with them?
  • Have I already explored / dealt with my own feelings about having a chronic condition?
  • Will I be able to accept and build on feedback from others?
  • Am I ready to learn new ways of approaching long-term health conditions?
  • Can I facilitate rather than dominate?
  • Do I feel I am an effective communicator?
  • Am I able to deliver from a scripted manual?
  • Do I have the time available to attend four days of training?
  • Am I adaptable to working with different people?
  • Am I able and willing to complete routine administration and basic financial records after each course?

Alternatively, you can contact the Living Well Team to find out more and receive a volunteer tutor application pack.

Contact the Living Well Team

Phone: 01403 620 448 / 01273 267 545

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Alternatively, visit our webpage for more information on the Living Well Programme.

Page last reviewed: 26 March 2024
Next review due: 26 September 2024