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Cornwall Council

 

Company ethos or mission statement:

Our vision is to create a vibrant place to work which inspires everyone to reach their potential and to make a positive difference to the lives of people living, working and wishing to develop a career in  Cornwall. It will be a place that people aspire to work; a place that values people, endeavor, enterprise and innovation; a place where thinking big doesn't mean that the small things go unnoticed. Our workplace will be one where we welcome change and diversity, accept personal responsibility, expect positive challenge and support in equal measure and, above all, one where we are proud to work.

 

A brief summary of why you have become a healthy workplace:

To improve the health and wellbeing of all employees.

 

Recent Health & Wellbeing activities on offer (this year):

  • Health assessments

  • Health and well being pages

  • Health and well being newsletters

  • Running groups

  • Range of activity opportunities

  • Confidential counselling

  • Healthier options and food labelling in canteens

  • Trained 30 DASH risk assessors and introduced systems for domestic abuse disclosure

  • Health Champions

  • Break stigma on mental health

  • Provided training for Occupational Health

  • Volunteering leave and opportunities for employees     

 

Plans/ Aims for next year:

  • MSD project to support employees and managers

  • Introduce 2 day Health and Wellbeing Management Training Programme

  • Introduce health and wellbeing opportunities to all schools and academies in Cornwall in partnership with Macmillan and Cornwall Healthy Schools

  • Provide workplace choirs across the county

  • Introduce Domestic Abuse, Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug policies

 

 

Over the last five years I have felt my health decline and felt some ill effect from this, 3 years ago (I think) I had my first health check and it left me feeling quite disappointed with myself, within a few months I had started running, a little. I saw some improvement the following year and on the back of this improvement I have now upped my running to circa 800miles since my last health check and completed several ½ marathon distances. I am hoping to see a good improvement this year; who knows…

- Staff
Employee Feedback

"As a company BT puts the Health and Wellbeing of its employees extremely high on its list of priorities and at the Consumer Sales Call Centre in Truro we’re very pleased that our work in this area has been recognised by a gold award.  Initiatives that we’ve spearheaded as a result of our involvement in the scheme have included workshops to encourage healthy eating and stopping smoking as well as promoting the use of our on-site gym.   Working towards and achieving the Healthy Workplace Gold Award has been an extremely rewarding process.  The assessment process has provided us with a framework to recognise the actions and activities that are already in place as well as to identify areas in which additional activity could take place"- Tracey Camps, BT Consumer Sales Truro.

Occupational Health

Where occupational health was provided, 39% of companies recorded a decline in short-term absence, whilst 28% experienced a reduction in long-term absence [CIPD 2008].

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