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Cornish Mutual

We are an insurance company specialising in the agricultural sector.

What we do:

We provide a full insurance solution for our Members. We have a team of about 70 people in the Truro office handling calls and dealing with head office functions such as finance, IT, marketing and product development. We also have a team of about 25 people based in the 'field' visiting new and existing Members to help them deal with their insurance needs.

Why we became a healthy workplace:

Cornish Mutual is committed to supporting the health and well being of its employees. We recognise the importance of good physical health, and also the importance of good emotional health.

Recent health and well being activities:

Over the last 12 months we have been involved in a number of health initiatives such as health checks for staff as well as promotion of a number of awareness days around liver health, the importance of good sleep and bowel cancer.

We have also been involved in a lot of physical exercise opportunities. The biggest one was the ROC 5k where we had a team of 25 training together in the weeks beforehand and running together on the day. Some people started from having done no running to running the whole 5k.

We also had 36 people involved in the Get Active Challenge and we took part in the Cornwall Beach Games. We took part in the National Cycle to Work day and have organised table tennis and rounders after work.

We have also acquired a table tennis table for the office which means a lot more people are getting the chance to be active during their working day.

 

I had never thought about running before I came to Cornish Mutual but when people in the office were talking about running together and training for a 5k I thought I would give it a go. We started from 2 minutes walking, 1 minute running, right up to a slow consistent jog. I completed the 5k without walking and have since gone on to complete a half marathon!

- Member of staff
Active at Work

60% of people improve performance at work on days when they exercise (International Journal of Workplace Health Management)

Casestudy

“Public Health England South West is delighted to showcase the workplace wellbeing case studies from Cornwall and Isle of Scilly as exemplars of good practice in support of the: ‘Mental health toolkit for employers’, ‘Musculoskeletal health in the workplace’, ‘Reducing the risk of suicide: a preventative toolkit for employers’ and ‘Crisis management in the event of a suicide: a postvention guide for employers’.  Cornwall and Isle of Scilly has a long track record of leading the way in supporting local employers develop approaches that create healthy workplaces which meet the quality mark standards required to receive the prestigious ‘health and wellbeing in the workplace’ award.”

Professor Kevin Elliston, Deputy Director Health & Wellbeing South West

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