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St Minver School

St Minver School is part of the Aspire Academy Trust.

What we do:

St Minver School is part of the Aspire Academy Trust located on the Camel Estuary in North Cornwall. We educate primary aged children from 4 to 11 years old.

Why we became a healthy workplace:

The Aspire Academy Trust has made Health and Wellbeing central in its support of all of its staff.

As a member of the Trust we have embraced wellbeing and mindfulness to ensure all staff feel valued.

Encouraging a healthy workplace is key to creating and maintaining a healthy work life balance for the staff.

Training Health and Wellbeing Champions has aided this process and has embedded a positive healthy approach to the workplace.

Recent health and well being activities:

*All staff offered ‘Healthy weight in the workplace’ checks

* staff encouraged to participate in physical activities eg. Staff weekly fitness group, staff cycling to work, 9 staff participating in Truro ROC run, pilates/yoga

*staff supported by management through bereavement, prolonged absence/hospitalisation.

*Health and Wellbeing Champion trained in mental health first aid

* 2nd Health and Wellbeing Champion trained

* training days include health elements such as walks

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

Cancer Support in the Workplace - Dec 2013

Almost one person in five with cancer who was employed full time when they were diagnosed felt that their employer could have done more to understand their needs and circumstances, a poll by insurer Unum and Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres found.  Better communication was the key, it added.  ( Occupational Health, December 2013)

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