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Men At Work – with cancer   5 Dec 2017

The first-ever guide to help men to keep working during or after a cancer diagnosis has been published. ‘Working With Cancer’ from the European Men’s Health Forum is a short 12-page booklet that answers all the questions that working men whether employed, self-employed or freelance have when cancer strikes...

Table Tennis & Workplace Wellbeing   29 Nov 2017

The newest report from Table Tennis England (as part of their Loop at Work programme) looks at the positive impacts of playing table tennis in the working environment, including employee job satisfaction, workplace wellbeing, physical activity and general wellbeing...

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Health and Wellbeing: employer resources appendix   17 Oct 2017

This toolkit provides insight and learnings from a range of employers based in Cornwall about safeguarding employee health and wellbeing along with an extensive list of local support resources for all employers in the region...

We've Moved - New Contact Details   18 Sep 2017

  We've recently moved premises, which in turn has meant a change to our contact details; so we thought we'd make sure you were kept up to date with our new information:    New email addresses:  Workplace Health Main: workplace...

Workplace Health Award Assessment Visits   14 Aug 2017

Assessment Visits will be carried out between Monday 4th September 2017 & Thursday 14th December 2017.   Please contact us now to book in your Assessment Visits with us, to ensure you get a date to suit you & your business! This summer we have been working hard to refresh the Workplace Health Award, to ensure the criteria continues to follow good evidenced based practice...

Workplace Health Annual Report   4 Aug 2017

The Workplace Health Team have produced an annual summary report which we hoped would be of interest to you as close partners and supporters of our Workplace Health Programme Many thanks for your continued support

Summer in the Workplace newsletter   23 Jun 2017

Check out the latest edition of the Workplace Health Newsletter by clicking here!

National workplace health toolkits for employers   13 Jun 2017

Public Health England and Business in the Community have produced a collection of national workplace health toolkits for employers. Mental health toolkit for employees Musculoskeletal Toolkit for Employers Reducing the risk of suicide: a preventative guide for employers provides guidance and advice on how to incorporate suicide prevention into an employer’s workplace health and wellbeing framework...

Health Promotion Service Newsletter - Summer 2017 Edition   8 Jun 2017

The Summer 2017 Edition of the Cornwall and IoS Health Promotion Service newsletter has been launched.  The newsletter keeps you up to date with all things going on at the Health Promotion Service and its various projects (including an update from the Workplace Health team), but also gives you the chance to find out about projects you may not have come across before, training opportunities, and much more...

National Charity Partnership launches challenge to help people kick-start healthier habits   30 May 2017

The Tesco, Diabetes UK and BHF national charity partnership has revamped and relaunched its online Goal Setter tool to give people extra support to change their lifestyle...

Health Promotion Service Newsletter - Spring Edition Released   13 Mar 2017

Keep up to date with all things happening at the Cornwall and IoS Health Promotion Service (including an update from the Workplace Health team) by checking out the Spring Edition of the HPS newsletter...

Teamwork, social events and company culture are vital to happiness at work   9 Mar 2017

Workplace happiness isn’t just about competitive pay and benefits, increasingly workers are placing greater value on company culture, team spirit, wellbeing and working conditions...

IoD Mental Health Hub Launched   7 Mar 2017

The IoD (Institute of Directors) has created a 'Mental Health Hub' that aims to help businesses promote good mental health within the workplace. The hub also provides information and advice for managers and workplace leaders that will help spot the signs of mental health problems and know how to help...

Latest Workplace Health Newsletter Released   6 Mar 2017

Check out the latest edition of the Workplace Health Newsletter by clicking here! This edition is a Workplace Health Awards Day Special! Relive what was a truly amazing day, or if you couldn't make it this year find out what it's all about - maybe we'll see your business there next year?

Workplace Health Conference & Awards 2017   28 Feb 2017

On Monday 27th February 2017, we held our 9th Workplace Health Conference & Award Ceremony at the Royal Cornwall Showground. We celebrated with the efforts of 361 businesses from a variety of sectors across the county...

Public Health England South West Health and Wellbeing Team Newsletter   28 Feb 2017

Keep up to date with all things happening with the Public Health England South West Health & Wellbeing Team by checking out the February Newsletter

Workplaces are awarded for looking after staff health   27 Feb 2017

http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-news-room/media-releases/news-from-2017/news-from-february-2017/workplaces-awarded-for-looking-after-staff-health/

On Your Feet Britain   22 Feb 2017

  The nation is now counting down to #OYF2017 #BIGWIGGLE on Friday 28th April. This national awareness day gets 1 million office workers to unite together and participate in a variety of fun and simple activities to #SitLess and #MoveMore at work...

TRAC gets Gold   20 Feb 2017

https://www.tracservices.co.uk/trac-gets-gold/  

St Austell Brewery in the pink after striking Gold!   15 Feb 2017

http://www.midcornwall-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=104918&headline=St%20Austell%20Brewery%20in%20the%20pink%20after%20striking%20gold%20in%20Workplace%20Health%20Awards&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2017   http://www...

PHE How Are You Quiz   14 Feb 2017

Around 40 per cent of all deaths in England are related to poor lifestyles, such as smoking, drinking too much and being sedentary. The PHE 'How Are You' quiz asks questions about the type of foods you eat, how often you drink alcohol and whether you smoke and is designed to provide some recommendations on how to improve your lifestyle...

FOM Launches Guidance on Menopause in the Workplace   10 Feb 2017

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) has launched guidance on menopause in the workplace. This guidance is aimed at women going through menopause and experiencing the impact it has on their working lives...

Skin cancer risk warning for Cornwall's builders, fishermen, farmers and lifeguards   22 Jan 2017

Thousands of Cornwall's outdoor workers have been warned they are at a heightened risk of skin cancer after new figures revealed working in the sun could lead to one death a week...

Fifth Business Forum   1 Dec 2016

We are delighted to have held our fifth Business Forum at St Austell Brewery.   The theme was ‘Healthy Lifestyles’ with 2 fantastic presentations looking at the benefits of physical activity and healthy weight as well as; smoking cessation advice and information from the ‘Stoptober’ campaign, and the latest information study on ‘Vaping’...

Travel to Work Grant   9 Nov 2016

Cornwall Council are offering businesses in Cornwall the opportunity to apply for funding to support sustainable travel measures at the workplace. Match funding of up to 75% is being offered for facilities and equipment such as cycle shelters, car share parking spaces and more...

Get Active Challenge - Monday 19th September 2016   19 Sep 2016

 Being a bit more ACTIVE is easier than you think! The great summer of sport is about to get even better. Following the inspirational Team GB at the Olympics and the Paralympics set to amaze and astound us; the truth is that us mere mortals could all do with being a bit more active...

Book your Workplace Health assessment now!   1 Sep 2016

Good Afternoon All Ready for our Workplace Health Awards on the 27th February 2017 (Please save the date).  It is that time of year again...

Sitting down for hours endangers employees   3 May 2016

Inactivity – including sitting down for hours at work – has been identified by the World Health Organization as the fourth biggest killer on the planet...

National Walking Month is coming up in May   1 May 2016

http://www.livingstreets.org.uk/what-you-can-do/campaigns/national-walking-month-2016

This Won’t Hurt a Bit: supporting small business to be healthy, wealthy and wise   6 Apr 2016

The fifth paper from the Health at Work Policy Unit suggests that there is a clear need for SMEs to support the health and wellbeing of their staff more consistently, and that there is a strong business, human and economic case for them doing so...

NEW Public Health England Campaign - One You   9 Mar 2016

Please visit the new Public Health England Campaign - 'One You' and try the quiz www.oneyoucios.co.uk Because there is only 'One You', it is important that You make the time for You...

Health Promotion Service Spring Newsletter   18 Feb 2016

Click here to read the latest newsletter from the Health Promotion Service and all those involved in Health Promotion.

Stay Alive Mobile Phone Application   14 Jan 2016

A suicide prevention pocket resource for the UK, 'Stay Alive' offers help and support both to people with thoughts of suicide and to people concerned about someone else...

Time to Talk day in the Workplace   6 Jan 2016

Take part at work   The Time to Talk Day workplace pack includes tips cards and postcards to help promote mental health at work, as well as posters, and our special tea bags and coasters so you can chat over a tea break...

Time to Talk Day   5 Jan 2016

The next Time to Talk Day will be on Thursday 4th February 2016. Join us and let’s get the nation talking about mental health to help end the misconceptions around it...

Cornish Health Technology Company champions Workplace Health Award   21 Dec 2015

It is fantastic to see SCSLhealth have signed up to our Workplace Health Award.  In a short time they have implemented some excellent new developments with some exciting plans ahead and we look forward to working with them more in the future...

Launch of The ROC 5K 500 - please save this date!   10 Dec 2015

Generously sponsored by Simon Hendra, the promotional launch of ROC’s exciting annual fun run in Truro is taking place on Wednesday 27th January 2016 (5...

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (CCPW) 2016   8 Dec 2015

The focus of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (CCPW) is on all things to do with cervical cancer including information about symptoms and causes of the disease, ways to prevent it and support us...

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (CCPW)   8 Dec 2015

The focus of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (CCPW) is on all things to do with cervical cancer including information about symptoms and causes of the disease, ways to prevent it and support us...

Marks and Spencer Wellbeing Week   4 Dec 2015

Marks and Spencer are organising some Health and Wellbeing weeks to encourage their suppliers to take part in next year.  They have produced a 'resources guide' for all their suppliers across the UK to use, and we are very proud to have our website featured under the 'general resources' section on page 3! They also have lots of great websites on there, including national and local organisations that can provide your employees with additional support and advice on Healthy Workplace topics.

2015 Cornwall Sports Awards   16 Nov 2015

The 2015 Cornwall Sports Awards was a great success! This year was the 10th year of these awards the event continues to get better.  Perhaps though the most important element is the people who are nominated and the depth and quality of the nominees continues to surprise us all each year...

Corporate Leisure Opportunity for Companies signed up to Workplace Health!   4 Nov 2015

We have some Fantastic news! Working in partnership with Tempus Leisure, we are now able to offer a corporate membership discount for all companies signed up to the ‘Healthy Workplace Award Programme’ across Cornwall...

Alcohol Awareness Week   28 Oct 2015

Next month is Alcohol Awareness Week (16 – 22 Nov 2015). We have been working with the Alcohol Health Network on a digital drinks checker, configured specifically for workplaces...

A Mindful Nation and mindfulness in the workplace   28 Oct 2015

The Mindful Nation UK report was launched in Parliament on 20th October as the result of a 12-month inquiry by the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group into how mindfulness might be incorporated into UK services and institutions The workplace has been one of the four policy areas examined by the inquiry that has particularly led to debate...

Smokefree Workplaces   27 Oct 2015

To mark the end of Stoptober, Justin has published a blog post on smoke free workplaces. "Smoking is often part of the daily routine for many workers, which can make it difficult to break the habit and quit...

Investing in a Workforce Fit for the Future   16 Sep 2015

Poor employment outcomes for people with long-term health conditions contradicts the fact that many people with such conditions are able and motivated to work – what is lacking is the right support to enable them to do so...

Simon Stevens announces major drive to improve health in NHS workplace   7 Sep 2015

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens kick started a major drive to improve the health and wellbeing of 1.3m health service staff, in a bid to benefit both staff and taxpayers...

The impact of physical environments on employee wellbeing – topic overview   7 Sep 2015

This topic overview is one of four commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) exploring issues around health, work and unemployment. The below document provides an overview of the literature on the impact of particular elements of the physical work environment on employee wellbeing...

2015 Annual Survey   3 Aug 2015

  Thank you to everyone that completed the 2015 Annual Survey.   Its great to hear your feedback and so we can improve the programme to ensure it is meeting local business needs...

CORNWALL BUSINESSES HAVE FUN IN THE SUN AT THE 2015 CORNWALL BEACH GAMES   3 Aug 2015

PRESS RELEASE On Friday 10TH July 2015, 14 companies from across Cornwall headed to Perranporth Beach to take part in the annual barefoot sports competition...

Are Cornwall Healthy Weight coming to you?   9 Jul 2015

  Healthy Weight 7-13 years will be in the following towns in September 2015! *Penzance*St Austell *Falmouth Healthy Weight 7-13 years is our healthy lifestyle programme, for children aged 7 to 13 who are above a healthy weight, your whole family are invited and encouraged to attend together...

MIND - Getting ahead: Why Mental Health at Work Matters   3 Jul 2015

New report from MIND Getting ahead, why mental health at work matters Click here for the full report

NEW NICE Guidance on Workplace Health and Management   1 Jul 2015

Please find information  - NICE published their Guidance on workplace health and management. Below is a link to the news story, as well as a link to the Guidance itself...

No hiding place from work email for employees   1 Jul 2015

Work email is encroaching into the personal lives and downtime of employees more than ever, according to new research The third annual indepedndent study into email user habits by GFI Software concludes that monitoring of work email outside of work hours is no "inescapable", with 73% of those surveyed regularly checking their work email at weekends and 58% saying that they check their work inbox while on holiday...

A Review of Schools Workforce Health and Wellbeing Project   18 May 2015

Watch this video and see some of the amazing work that has been done this year.  https://theaegroup.wistia.com/medias/wyfwuk6xkx

Preventing Workplace Stress   5 May 2015

Here’s Prof Mowbray’s checklist of the steps needed to create and sustain a psychologically healthy, positive working environment and prevent work-related stress: Define the role leaders and managers have in the prevention of stress; Clarify the behaviours that prevent stress at work; Get the Board and top team on board; Create an appropriate strategy for change; Introduce psychological responsibility for self and others; Share responsibility for the future success of the organisation throughout the organisation; Create a culture of wellbeing and performance; Encourage adaptive leadership; Make the working environment one that encourages and supports optimum performance; Build resilience within the workforce...

New Campaign   28 Apr 2015

Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress Campaign Thirty-three organisations have newly signed up to the Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress campaign. The Europe-wide campaign aims to raise awareness of the growing problem of work-related stress and psychosocial risks...

College staff explore the Cornish coastline   31 Mar 2015

The Health, Wellbeing and Sport team organised a staff walk event for a sunny weekend in March. All staff were invited to come along and take part in one of two walks around Crantock on the north Cornish coast...

WEIGH - TO - GO Truro & Penwith College   20 Mar 2015

The Health Wellbeing and Sport and Personnel teams at Truro and Penwith College have been working hard since the New Year to support staff into a healthier 2015 by setting up WEIGH-TO-GO, their very own weight management group...

Hard work can drive you to drink, say researchers   24 Feb 2015

An overview of studies covering more than 400,000 people showed that individuals who exceed 48 working hours per week are likelier to consume "risky" quantities of alcohol...

New Resources - Low Back Pain   17 Feb 2015

Check out these great new resources which are now displayed on our resources page. Click here to have a look.   

Winter wellbeing   19 Jan 2015

Cold homes have a significant impact on people's health. One of the best ways of keeping yourself well during winter is to stay warm.   Keeping warm over the winter months can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia anddepression...

New national campaign   7 Jan 2015

This Girl Can is a celebration of the active women who are doing their thing no matter how they do it, how they look or even how sweaty they get.It’s a national campaign developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations, to inspire more women and girls to wiggle, jiggle, move and prove that judgement is a barrier that can be overcome...

Healthy Workplace Business Forum   19 Nov 2014

Wednesday 19th November. The event will take place at BT, Calenick Street, Truro, TR1 2SF from 10am until 12pm. We have an exciting morning planned for you with BT Truro and TRAC speaking about their journey on the Healthy Workplace Award Programme, this will be a great opportunity to ask them questions and to share good practice and success stories...

Mental Health at Work   22 Oct 2014

Please watch this video by Mindful Employer and how they are making a difference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmdmQUBsPN0&feature=youtu.be … #10thanniversary#mentalhealth

World Mental Health Day   10 Oct 2014

World Mental Health Day is the annual global celebration of mental health education, awareness and advocacy.   Every year - on 10 October - we join together in shining the spotlight on a particular aspect of mental ill health and the theme in 2014 is "Living with Schizophrenia"...

Backcare Awareness Week   6 Oct 2014

6-12th October    Every year Backcare run a campaign to put the spot light on prevention of back and neck pain. They spread the word on ‘good posture’ and ‘stress free’ living for a healthy back...

Workplace Sports Day!   6 Aug 2014

Organisers are looking for businesses to get up from their desks, swap their pen for an egg-and-spoon and enter a team into this year’s annual ‘Workplace Sports Day’ as part of the Be Active Truro festival on Friday 15th August...

Annual Survey   5 Aug 2014

We would like to take this opportunity to ask for your time and effort to complete our first 'Annual Healthy Workplace Survey'.  This data will be so valuable for the future sustainability of the programme and hopefully will help us build on and strengthen the programme...

What is the best way to prevent and detect melanoma?   30 Jul 2014

Melanoma prevention and detection is important at every stage of your life. That tan is really skin damage. Watch this video to learn what is the best way to prevent and detect melanoma...

National Health Campaigns   29 Jul 2014

Are you looking to hold a health and wellbeing day in the workplace for your staff? Health Campaigns  The Information and Resource Centre supports both national and local health campaigns...

Want to boost employee engagement?   15 Jul 2014

Greener buildings boost employee engagement   Businesses love to talk about employee engagement. In fact, an increasing number of businesses see employee engagement as an essential strategy for achieving their goals...

Help for headaches   14 Jul 2014

The Migrane Trust has launched an employment Advocacy Toolkit to provide information about migrane in the workplace, as well as tools and guidance to help migrane sufferers if problems arise at work...

Bowel Cancer   11 Jun 2014

Most adults unaware of bowel cancer symptoms   A new report fom Bowel Cancer West says that 9 out of 10 adults they speak to aren't aware of the symptoms of the disease and were embarrassed to go the doctor...

Louise Mallas - My Story   10 Jun 2014

A Personal Journey As the Officer leading the Health Workplace Initiative, I also went on a personal journey whilst driving the initiative through.  Partly driven by a case of leading by example and taking on board the things I was trying to educate the staff about, I took part in the exercise initiatives, and although I knew a lot about healthy eating already, I started to embrace and practise what I was preaching...

Cervical Screening Awareness WeeK   9 Jun 2014

Cervical Screening Awareness Week (CSAW) is a UK-wide initiative led by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust. The week aims to highlight the importance of cervical screening (smear) and how attending a screening invitation can help to prevent cervical cancer...

Diabetes Week   9 Jun 2014

Diabetes Week is Diabetes UK’s annual awareness and fundraising week, and this year it will take place from Sunday 8 to Saturday 14 June. i Can This year the Diabetes Week theme is ‘i Can’...

Men's Health Forum   5 Jun 2014

After launching a new logo and website, the Men's Health Forum has launched a new logo for Men's Health Week. Those organising events for the week will be able to use the new logo to promote their events and show that they are part of a national Men's Health Week...

Low Back Pain- Recent Research   4 Jun 2014

Low-back pain A third of all work-related disability around the globe is accounted for by low- back pain (LBP) linked to occupational ergonomic factors, according to research published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases...

Want to become an Active Travel Champion in your workplace?   27 May 2014

  Get active and feel great! The Cycling for Health project is providing opportunities forpeople who are not currently physically active to get involved in supportive group rides...

Cornwall Beach Games 2014   20 May 2014

The Results 1st Place - Health Promotion "It was a fantastic day which brought lots of different companies together. It really did consider all abilities and ensured there was a mixture activities for everyone to participate...

Raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing among social care staff   20 May 2014

To read the full article please click here  

Communting with Confidence   14 May 2014

Cycle to work and arrive energised, alert and ready for the day – and you’ll be clocking up your recommended 2.5 hours’ of physical activity per week before your working day starts!    Be prepared   Staying fresh   Take it at your own pace   Be road confident   Winter commuting   Combined commuting       For a detailed description of these please click here   www...

Health Benefits of Stair Climbing   13 May 2014

  Stair climbing is officially classified by the Department of Health and the American College of Sports Medicine as ‘vigorous exercise’...

Mental Health Awareness Week 2014   12 May 2014

For one week each May, The Mental Health Foundation campaign around a specific theme for Mental Health Awareness Week.   The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is anxiety, one of the leading causes of mental ill-health in the world...

E-Bulletin - Spring Edition   28 Apr 2014

  To view the latest edition of the Healthy Workplace E-Bulletin please click here

Lets Move Campaign   15 Apr 2014

President Obama & Vice President Biden Show Us How They Move        

Thank you Dawn   15 Apr 2014

At the 2014 Healthy Workplace Awards it was a privilege to thank my lovely colleague Dawn Hedger, HR Manager from A & E Rodda’s & Sons after retiring at the end of February 2014...

Changing the workplace   15 Apr 2014

Could offices change from sitting to standing?     A number of studies have suggested that constantly sitting at work is bad for you. So could workplaces be rejigged around standing up? Medical research has been building up for a while now, suggesting constant sitting is harming our health - potentially causing cardiovascular problems or vulnerability to diabetes...

Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress   14 Apr 2014

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) runs biennial ‘Healthy workplaces campaigns’ on specific health and safety topics...

Well-being at work: 5 things every employer should know   8 Apr 2014

Interesting new reserach: http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/entry/well-being-at-work-5-things-every-employer-should-know  

Workplace Health Awards   4 Apr 2014

4th April 2014 - Save The Date!!! The Workplace Health Awards will be taking place on Friday 4th April 2014, make sure you save the date!   Looking forward to seeing you there

DWP Resources   31 Dec 2013

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a range of new medical education and other professional resources, including a collection of health, work and wellbeing evidence and research...

Christmas is approaching...   9 Dec 2013

Read our Christmas Tips from the Healthy Weight Team at Health Promotion.  

2013 Cornwall Sports Awards - The Winners!   8 Nov 2013

The 2013 Cornwall Sports Awards invited our many unsung sporting heroes to take centre stage thanking them for helping to bring the Olympic legacy to life...

Winter Wellbeing   6 Nov 2013

The Winter Wellbeing guide is packed with useful advice and information about staying warm, keeping well and being safe this winter.      

Opportunity to take part in focus groups looking at alcohol   5 Nov 2013

A multi-agency team in Cornwall is currently looking at how we can help more people to drink safely.  Data shows that significant numbers of people drink over the recomemended daily levels often with negative impacts on their physical and mental health and detrimental effects on family life and work...

National Stress Awareness Day 6th November 2013   29 Oct 2013

  National Stress Awareness Day, on 6th November 2013, raises awareness about stress, how to prevent it and how to manage it once it occurs.  The emphasis is on promoting psychological wellbeing of people at work so that they can perform at their peak...

New '5 ways' app launched   1 Oct 2013

Taking the renowned Five Ways to Wellbeing developed by the new economics foundation into the digital world, the free app gives anyone with an iOS or Android smartphone a chance to reflect on their wellbeing, set activities to help improve their wellbeing and track their progress – all from the comfort of a phone...

2013 Cornwall Sports Awards   20 Aug 2013

Nominations for the 2013 Cornwall Sports Awards are now open! Cornwall Sports Partnership is once again hosting this prestigious event on Friday 8th November at the Headland Hotel, Newquay...

Chiropractic treatment available on NHS in Cornwall   13 Aug 2013

Chiropractic treatment to be made available on the NHS to people in Cornwall with neck and back pain for the first time.   For more information click here

Cycling for Health   23 Jul 2013

New Cycling for Health Project!   The Health Promotion Service is working with the charity Sustrans to deliver a joint health and wellbeing strategy through a new programme of health rides around Cornwall...

Get Active Challenge   24 Jun 2013

Seventy teams participated in the six week Get Active Challenge that ran from Monday 29th April to Sunday 9th June.   Overall, the teams managed to record an impressive total of 52,996 miles, a distinctive increase from last year's total...

Business in the Community   20 Jun 2013

Business in the Community - Workwell BITC Workwell is a coalition of businesses committed to improving levels of understanding of the role of workplace wellness...

Five Ways to Wellbeing   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...

Healthy Workplace Award Review & Refresh   31 Dec 2012

Healthy Workplace Award Review & Refresh This summer the Workplace Health Coorindator has been working on reviewing and refreshing the Healthy Workplace Award Criteria online...

Maternity Leave Cover   9 Nov 2012

Rachel Faulkner, Workplace Health Coordinator is now on maternity leave but great news Karen Oldham-Waring (Mental Health Promotion Coordinator) will be covering the role...

New Healthy Workplace Brochure   24 Oct 2012

Please view the New Healthy Workplace brochure

Centre for Disease Control & Prevention Worksite Health Scorecard   19 Oct 2012

Newly released CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard: A tool designed to help employers assess and improve health promotion in their worksites Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new tool designed to assist employers in identifying gaps in their health promotion programs, and to help them prioritize high-impact strategies for health promotion at their worksites...

New Vocational Training Development Tool for SME's   21 Sep 2012

A new Vocational Training Development Tool was launched at a community mental health conference in Lithuania last week. It's a free-to-use tool that has been developed for small, medium and large organisations involved in vocational training in areas such as mental health, disability and public health...

Trans Fat Business Pledge   21 Sep 2012

  The pledge that businesses are asked to make is simply:   “We have already removed, or will remove, artificial trans fats from our products...

Cook Well, Be Well Challenge   11 Jun 2012

Cornwall College helps companies Cook Well Be Well Cornwall College hosted the first ever Cook Well Be Well Challenge in the kitchens at the Camborne campus recently, as part of a joint initiative between the NHS Healthy Workplace programme and Cornish-based company Rodda’s...

Cornwall Beach Games 2012   31 May 2012

Cornish companies battle it out at the 2012 Cornwall Beach Games   Last week 22 Cornish companies battled it out, all in the name of fun, at a unique barefoot sports event in Newquay...

New Workplace Wellbeing Charter   12 Dec 2011

Workplace Wellbeing Charter After direction from the Cross Government team for consistency across England in the business engagement of health work and wellbeing programmes a new Workplace Wellbeing Charter has been developed for England...

Cornwall Sustainability Awards - Healthy Workplace Award Winners!   9 Dec 2011

Four companies who currently hold a Healthy Workplace Award also received more awards at the 2011 Cornwall Sustainability Awards on Friday 9th December! Coastline Housing Ltd and Event Cornwall were awarded 'Winners' and both Bedruthan Steps Hotel and St Austell Benefit Delivery Centre received highly commended...

Workplace Health E-Bulletin December 2011   1 Dec 2011

Workplace Health E Bulletin - December 2011 Edition - Please Click Here

Sickness Absence Review   21 Nov 2011

On 17 February 2011 the Government called for a major review of the sickness absence system in Great Britain in order to help combat the 140 million days lost to sickness absence every year...

CIPD Absence Management Report 2011   14 Nov 2011

The annual 2011 CIPD Absence Management Report is avialable via: http://www.cipd.co.uk/research/_absence-management

The first Cornwall Beach Games has taken place in Cornwall   28 Jul 2011

On Friday 15th July 2011 Staff from Cornwall College were joined by workplace colleagues from across Cornwall as they all donned their shorts and t-shirts and hit the beach for Cornwall College's forth annual Staff Beach Olympics event at Tolcarne Beach, Newquay...

Dance Taster Sessions, Workshops & Classes   8 Jun 2011

A new addition to the 'Physical Activity & Sport Offer'! Dance taster sessions, workshops and classes Fun, Fitness, Wellbeing, Team Building, Socialising Always fancied having a go at dancing but not sure where to start? The Works Dance and Theatre Cornwall is the dance and theatre development agency for the county...

Responsibilty Deal - Health at Work Pledges   10 May 2011

The new Health at Work pledges embedded in the new Public Health Responsibility Deal, was launched on 15 March by Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley CBE MP...

National Sickness Absense Review   8 Apr 2011

On 17 February 2011 the Government called for a major review of the sickness absence system in Great Britain in order to help combat the 150 million days lost to sickness absence every year...

British Heart Foundation Think Fit Packs   28 Oct 2010

Workplace Health Resources - ‘A Healthy Business ‘needs' a Health Workforce' The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has a series of resources for employers interested in workplace health programmes...

Change for Life - Employers Tool Kit   1 Mar 2010

The Change for Life - Employers Tool kit (Download click here)

NHS Staff Health & Well being Review - Dr Steve Boorman   1 Nov 2009

NHS Staff Health & Well-being review - Dr Steve Boorman

Recession Depression

The recession has had a 'significant impact' on the mental well-being of the UK's workforce, according to new research  punlished by Mind.  One in 10 people visited their GP for mental health support last year as a result of recession-induced stress. 

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Professor Dame Carol Black is Expert Adviser on Health and Work to NHS England and Public Health England presented the awards. She said at the 2017 Workplace Health Conference and Awards“It always gives me great pleasure to return to Cornwall to present the Workplace Health Awards, which go from strength to strength each year. These awards show the commitment of organisations, public and private, large and small, to employees' health and wellbeing. They also acknowledge the relationship between health and wellbeing, engagement and productivity"

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