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Five Ways to Wellbeing

Date: 10 Apr 2013

Five Ways to Wellbeing

Are you and your staff getting your five ways to wellbeing?

 The specific aims of the campaign are to raise awareness of:

  • actions that can enhance individual wellbeing
  • where to get advice and support for healthy lifestyles and mental health in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The key messages in this campaign are the 'five ways to wellbeing'.  The 'five ways' are described as five themes:

Within each of these five themes a number of suggested actions are listed; these are designed to appeal to as wide an audience as possible.  For example 'being active' needn't mean taking up a sport; it could be sufficient to go for a stroll or do a little gardening.  'Give' needn't mean committing regular time to voluntary work; it could mean do a favour for a neighbour.  The themes have been selected through a rigorous review of research evidence and these messages are being promoted nationally as well as in our local campaigns.

 To download our poster please click here

Developed by the New Economics Foundation

 

Costs of Ill Health

In 2006 around 175 million working days were lost due to illness and it is estimated that the annual economic costs of sickness absence and worklessness is over £100 billion.  (Working for a healthier tomorrow, Department of Health, March 2008). 

Savings!

One firm Hewitt Associates, who implemented a wellbeing initiative including stress management advice two years ago, beleives the wellbeing programme saves £700,000 a year.

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