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Message from Rachel Faulkner

Date: 19 Sep 2018

Dear all,


After 10 wonderful years as the Workplace Health Coordinator, it is time for me to move on.  I have been offered a new role as Staff Health & Wellbeing Lead at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and I will be leaving the Healthy Workplace programme at the beginning of November 2018.
 
I am so proud of the Healthy Workplace Programme and it’s been a fabulous journey right from the start, seeing it develop and grow into a very successful and award winning programme. You have all been a huge part of that journey and I really have loved developing partnerships and working with you all to help me do this. 

In addition, to see you all make positive changes and improve the health and well-being of your staff, has been truly awesome.  I feel it’s been a real privilege to work alongside so many wonderful passionate people and business who really do want to make a difference and I hope in my new role, I will still get to see and work with some of you and I really hope you all continue all of your great work.
 
Over the past few years it has been amazing to work with Amy and Graham who have been a fantastic asset to the Healthy Workplace Programme and I know I am leaving it in safe and capable hands.  It is also great to have Lucy Brown recently join the Healthy Workplace team too, so I know you will all have lots of support in the future and I will miss my team so very much.
 
I hope I get to see many of you before I leave my role at the beginning of November (see below re my leaving Health Walk), or at future events (as I now have a new challenge to help improve staff health and well-being within Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust), so our paths may cross again.
 
Please do keep up the fantastic work you all do, I know it is not always easy, but never give up making a difference within your organisations!

If anyone would like to join me on a Health Walk to say goodbye, at Cardinham Woods, Bodmin at 16.15 on the 2nd November 2018, I'd really love to see you there...
 
I will miss you all.
 
Thank you so much.
 
Rach xxxx

 
You are what you eat

Employees who have a healthy approach to nutrition are more satisified in their job and are less likely to suffer from stress. (Occupational Health, Dec 2013 - Full article available).

Small Changes.....encourage employees to eat lunch away from their desks.

Sickness Absence

Annually the average sickness absence is 3.5% (8 days per employee) and the average cost of absence per employee is estimated at £666.  If you employ 100 people sickness absence is costing your business £66,000 each year.  (CIPD Employee Absence, July 2008). 

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