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2016 Winners

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Healthy Workplace 2016 Award group 

 

GOLD

A E Rodda & Son Ltd

AE Roddas and Son Ltd 

  • Becoming a ‘Mindful Employer’
  • 5 members of staff (including the MD) completing the 3 Peaks Challenge
  • To celebrate 125 years we launched a staff community volunteering scheme called “Community Giving”

Biscovey Academy

Biscovery Academy 

  • All staff offered an NHS Health Assessment onsite during the working day.
  • Maintaining standards to secure a Gold award for the second year.
  • Supporting and providing necessary interventions to individuals and staff during crisis.

Cornish Mutual

Cornish Mutual 

  • More than 25% of the workforce taking part in Truro’s ROC 5k race and one employee starting jogging with us at work and going on to complete a half marathon.
  • Hit of the Year – Ping Pong Table in the office!
  • Team spirit showed off in buckets during Comic Relief 2015, a good morale booster for everyone!

Cornwall & Isles of Scilly BCU, Devon & Cornwall Police

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly BCU, Devon and Cornwall Police 

  • The Chief Constable signing the MIND Blue Light Time to Change pledge
  • Working with the Institute of Mental Health Nottingham (a partnership of Nottinghamshire Healthcare and University of Nottingham) to introduce Peer supporters for mental wellbeing.  We have 60 trained peer supporters across the force with some based in Bodmin, Camborne, Falmouth, Helston, Newquay, Penzance and Torpoint volunteering to support colleagues with shared or lived experience of mental health issues in the workplace.
  • Introducing a new Health and Wellbeing Force Strategy which includes the principles of the BiTC Workwell model,  Biopsychosocial  approach, NEF 5 ways to wellbeing and a Health and Wellbeing Delivery group at its heart influencing actions, decisions and behaviours.

Duchy Hospital

Duchy Hospital 

  • Restarting Pilates sessions for staff
  • Piloting a new scheme offering Physiotherapy sessions which are accessible to all staff
  • Starting up a spinal service for Cornwall. Historically, everyone had to go to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

Ginsters

Ginsters 

  • Promoting physical fitness to all staff:
    5% increase in participation from 2014.
    On Site activities to include table tennis, kettle bell class, tap dancing, taekwondo, badminton, on-site gym, cycling club, walking bus. Plus Samworth Challenge & 2015 Get Active Workplace Challenge. 20% membership discount for St Mellion Leisure Centre
  • Volunteering
    We encourage our employees to share their skills and knowledge through volunteering, and we engage with local charities and support groups in order to give people the opportunity to get involved in voluntary work. The events we organise give staff a sense of wellbeing as the events provide many of the aspects mentioned in the “5 steps to wellbeing”. During 2015 Ginsters held events at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park and CHICKS (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids) moorland retreat where staff worked the grounds to help improve the facilities. Every year soup runs are organised with the Salvation Army, as soup is disputed to the homeless.
  • Physical Challenge / Charity Fundraising
    Samworth Challenge  - The bi-annual charity challenge broke previous records with the number of entries and monies raised - 10 teams (40 staff members) from Ginsters participated in the challenge.  The challenge consists of 2 elements, first each team of 4 people raise £2000 which is donated to their chosen charity. The second element is a weekend of physical challenges where each team strives to finish first to be on the leader board. The event spurs employees to raise their physical fitness and also gives them a sense of wellbeing, not only through the fundraising aspect but also as staff support and encourage each other through the months of training and throughout the event.

HMRC St Austell

HMRC St Austell 

  • Working collaborately with the charity committee to hold a Macmillan Coffee Morning. The event raised £297 and increased Health & Wellbeing awareness with an interactive stall using materials from the Resource Centre. This was great fun and well received.
  • During 2015 there have been more people cycling to work and making use of the office facilities available. This is combined with increased  interest and up take in the cycle to work scheme.
  • There was a successful Learning at Work Day held in November with Health & Wellbeing related workshops held on site. This included allotments and chicken keeping which proved very popular.

Health & Wellbeing Innovation Centre

Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre 

  • Using the new HWIC Common Room as a hub for Healthy Workplace resources and as a venue to engage with our external partners in promoting various health-focussed initiatives, for example Oral Health Awareness in November.
  • Getting 2 HWIC-based teams involved in a friendly competition as part of the 2015 Workplace Get Active Challenge. The teams included the Centre management as well as individuals from client businesses based in the building, so we were excited to get people outside of our team involved.
  • The success of recent workshops held near the end of 2015, for example Lunchtime Mindfulness, NHS Health Checks and Stress Management with a Difference. This has inspired us to organise more in 2016.

NHS Kernow

NHS Kernow 

  • Being able to hold the Staff NHS Health Checks as this has resulted in tangible changes to individuals’ health and wellbeing
  • Undertaking staff engagement work to be able outline the priorities of the Healthy Workplace Group going forward
  • Presenting at our Governing Body meeting ensuring that the work of the group is fully embedded at all levels of the organisation including promoting this to our lay members, executive team and members of the public

Red Hotels Ltd

  • Commitment from our Directors to improving the work life balance of chefs, leading the way in the industry.
  • Introduction of new a Management Development Programme including coaching in Attendance Management.
  • Upgrade of staff accommodation and positive encouragement for long term residents to move towards independent living.

Sandy Hill Academy

Sandy Hill Academy 

  • Macmillan Coffee Afternoon
  • Reorganisation of the staff room to include weekly fruit and a dining table
  • Dementia Awareness session

St Austell Benefit Service Centre

St Austell Benefits Centre 

  • On-going and regular NHS Health Checks  - all appointments fully attended throughout 2015.  Very positive feedback from all attendees.
  • Engaging with external charities and organisations to provide awareness/training sessions to staff, covering a wide variety of subjects
  • Resuming with the British Heart Foundation CPR sessions – having a member of staff on site delivering these sessions to six staff per month on an on-going basis is a fantastic achievement which we are extremely proud of!

TRAC Services

TRAC Services

  • The inclusion of a regular sporting activity to the calendar
  • Delivering the heart health and sun care campaigns in a completely new way
  • Maintaining a high level of participation in outside events

Truro & Penwith College

Truro and Penwith College 

  • Person Centred absence management techniques (reducing our sickness absence rates to their second lowest in 10 years)
  • Successful in house ‘Weigh-to go’ healthy weight programme
  • High staff participation in the ROC 5k in Truro in June along with many other events throughout the year including staff walks and mud runs. 

YMCA Cornwall

YMCA Cornwall 

  • 3rd place result for Team YMCA in the 'Get Active' Workplace Challenge
  • No sickness due to workplace stress
  • 100% satisfaction rate (staff survey) of better work/life balance

 

SILVER

Ambrosia Creamery

Ambrosia 

  • The site has a new HR manager and the OHA was off site for a few weeks in the summer and returned in September to a backlog! We are therefore very happy to have achieved a Silver Healthy Workplace award as we  had a short amount of time  to work towards the award.
  • The site have agreed to use "Workways " to provide training for line managers on "Being a mindful manager" and supporting staff with common mental health conditions.
  • Cornwall Healthy Weight have visited Ambrosia to provide weight loss support to staff.

ASDA Penyrn

  • Participation in the Cornwall Beach Games
  • Lots of events for charity e.g. Santa Run & Marathon Treadmill Challenge
  • Introduction of health insurance for staff 

BT Consumer Sales Truro

BT Consumer Sales Truro 

  • 2015 was a period of considerable change and transformation with the introduction of a number of new products.  By ensuring the launch of these products was done in an exciting and engaging way the management team supported their staff to deal with these changes effectively and at the same time improved staff morale.
  • Sick reduced throughout 2015.
  • Staff supported the community through volunteering events, local charity initiatives and by getting involved in national fundraising days.

Cornwall Council

Cornwall Council 

  • Cornwall Council won the category for ‘Employee Health and Wellbeing’ at the annual National PPMA Excellence In People Management Awards in April 2015, and attended the award ceremony in Bristol. The Public Sector People Managers' Association, PPMA, is the voice and association for Human Resources and Organisational Development professionals working within the public sector.
  •  By the end of June 2015 Cornwall Council delivered 740 employee health assessments including both clinical tests and lifestyle assessments for those staff expressing an interest.  These were conducted over a range of dates and months at a number of council venues across Cornwall. This takes the total to over 3500 health assessments delivered to employees since 2012. 15% of assessments have recommended employees to seek GP advice.  Follow-up surveys show that 60% of participants make positive lifestyle changes following the assessment and 91% of participants rate the health assessments as good or excellent.
  • The Council developed our supporting people through change framework to help our employees to develop their personal resilience and ability to engage positively with a whole organisation restructuring programme which anticipated around 400 job losses and up to 280 redundancies.  The framework was constructed around four themes: communication and engagement; health and wellbeing; knowledge and skills and specialist support. The council developed intranet web pages, bespoke written communications, telephone advice via a dedicated HR helpdesk and delivered six market place events attended by over 300 employees to help employees understand and engage with the organisational change process and to address and alleviate anxiety and uncertainty.  We offered a range of learning opportunities to prepare employees to engage with each stage of the restructure process including competency based application training and guidance on CV and interview preparation.  We directed employees to the available advice and support for employee health and wellbeing during the change process and offered bespoke specialist support to over 100 employees to assist them adjust to the impact of change.

Cornwall Development Company

Cornwall Development Company 

  • Developed and rolled out a Toolkit to support staff through an prolonged period of significant organisational change & relocation
  • Facilitated staff to take part in physical activity during the working day – yoga & bootcamp
  • Developed new personal development plan that embeds wellbeing into staff review and goal setting

Padstow School

Padstow School 

  • Two Health and Well Being Champions at Padstow School
  • Free NHS Health Checks  for all Staff
  • Bowen Technique taster sessions for all staff. 

Peninsula Community health CIC

Peninsula Community Health CIC 

  • Menopause engagement sessions
  • Women’s wellbeing days
  • Staff initiated and run weight loss group.

Whitemoor Academy

Whitemoor Academy 

  • Organised NHS Health Checks for all staff
  • Annually take part in the Rainbow Run to include males
  • Regularly take part in bringing and sharing lunch on Fridays!

 

BRONZE

Cornwall Music Service Trust

Cornwall Music Service Trust 

  • Setting up a small team committed to establishing a healthy workplace for all members of CMST and thereby enabling easy and open lines of communication between managers and staff.
  • Ascertaining individual needs through distributing a confidential questionnaire, and responding by providing several appropriate sessions
  • Holding a Christmas event for staff to celebrate an outstanding first year of trading; linked to the development of a greater sense of respect between management and teams by promoting the values of a happy and healthy workplace

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust 

  • Agreed organisation 'Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Staff‘
  • A Health and Wellbeing working group to implement the strategy and other health and wellbeing initiatives with Director leadership and front line staff membership from across the Trust.
  • Two pilot sites to implement health and wellbeing initiatives including, a questionnaire to identify priorities, healthy eating and a staff menu, get active and implementation of the NHS health check for staff at work.

Forms Plus Ltd

Forms Plus Ltd 

  • Free fruit basket for staff every week
  • Cornwall Beach Games
  • Healthy lunch at work (everyone brought a healthy recipe for us all to share)

Francis Clark

Francis Clark 

  • Health & Wellbeing programme set up – H&W Champions trained and a new section on our Intranet created
  • New staff room built and furnished
  • Nearly half of our employees participated in an ‘active’ event during 2015 (ROC 5K, Classic Quarter, Tuff Enuff, Get Active Cornwall, Marazion Triathlon, Cornwall Beach Games, Corporate Sports Day)

Tempest Photography

Tempest Photography 

  • Health Checks – 161 employees benefited from this between January and April 2015 (61% of the workforce)
  • The GetActive Challenge – Tempest employees showed great commitment to this project and over 10 teams entered from within the business. One team (Celtic Chicks) were runners up, and we won a “Spirit of the Challenge” Award as well – a great achievement by everyone involved
  • Awareness of the importance of creating a Healthy Workplace – we have come a long way in a short period of time, and now everyone in the business is aware of Workplace Health and what it means

Trewithen Dairy

Trewithen Dairy 

  • Investment in staff training – wide variety available for staff at all levels
  • Organisation of the NHS Health Checks – MD leading by example and having his check first!
  • Introduction of a staff communication group led by MD & HR!

SCSLHealth

SCSL Health 

  • Focusing on our staff’s health & wellbeing as part of our business strategy, asking them in regular staff surveys how the Company can improve this
  • Promoting healthy eating by setting up a twice weekly fruit delivery for staff
  • Encouraging employees to donate blood and save lives, by providing paid time off for employees to attend a blood donation session and recovery time afterwards

 

Mentor Award Winner - TRAC Services

Mentor Award - TRAC Services

 

 

Best Newcomer - Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Best Newcomer - Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

Health Champion of the Year 2016 - Ben Payton, HMRC St Austell

Health Champion of the Year - Ben Payton, HMRC St Austell

Health Champion Nominations

 

Primary School of the Year 2016 - Sandyhill Academy

   Primary School of the Year - Sandy Hill 

Physical Activity Certificate - 3WhiteHats

 

 

Healthy Workplace water bottles 

Obesity

People suffering from obesity could reduce their future earning power by as much as £500 per annum because qualifciations, skills and experience become outdated during long term absences from work caused by their conditions.

TRAC Services Ltd

"I think this is a fantastic initiative and works well for small and large companies.  It is well worth the time investment for any company and has created a real buzz and moral boost here, which is an added bonus" - TRAC Services Ltd.

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