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Company ethos or mission statement:

A holistic wellness programme to build and nurture a culture of health and provide GE employees with the resources they need to get and stay healthy.

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

Award goes hand in hand with our internal health initiative, supporting all areas of health and well being in the workplace.

Recent Health and Well Being activities on offer (this year):

Pilates, laughter yoga, flu jabs, health checks, Race for Life, swimathon, Quorn cooking    demonstrations, subsidised healthy canteen, table tennis installed onsite, Stoptober, family funday, CO2 awareness and carbon monoxide monitor giveaway, Movember, massage chair, Take a Hike pedometer challenge, Free fruit day every week, “First Assist” and “Best Doctor” available to all employees, free online weight watchers, family cycle ride.

Plans/Aims for next year:

Many of the previous activities will be repeated plus…..

  • Juicing option
  • World book night
  • Sun Awareness campaign
  • Back pain prevention workshops
  • Beach cleans
  • Beach Games
  • Salt Awareness
  • Spring in your step pedometer challenge
  • Hypnotherapist

 

I think that the Health ahead Scheme is working very well within the office, it encourages employees to look after themselves on a day to day basis.

- Staff
Alcohol Use in Cornwall

Of the total 441,000 population aged 16 and over in Cornwall, 102,000 are drinking above the recommended safe levels (just under a quarter), according to public health estimates.  In addition, an estimated 66,500 are 'binge drinkers'.

Top Tip

“When we think of young people’s health, we think of schools being a key space for engagement, for adults the workplace is a similar space”- Dr Justin Varney, Public Health England Programme Lead for Health and Work.

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