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Creating a Healthy Workplace

  • Health Promotion Resource Library

Everything you need to know is now in one place with this visual resource specific for workplaces

Workplace health needs assessment


Recruitment, Rentention and Return to work

Benchmarking Absence Rates: Are you on the right path? check how you're doing against XpertHR's five benchmarking data points on absence rates and costs. Download the XpertHR infographic which presents key findings from XpertHR research


  • What is a FIT NOTE? 

Getting back to work and the new Fit Note.  The new Fit Note (which replaces the sick note) has been designed to help people to return to work more smoothly.  For more information please click here


Mental Wellbeing including minimising stress

A - Z mental health - MIND

How to deal with anger - MIND PDF

  • Free Resilience Tool

The i-resilience report and online resources are the first set of integrated resilience tools available that are completely free to use, both for you and your entire organisation. Using the validated personality questionnaire and based on the responses, the i-resilience report reveals which of the four key components users naturally draw on for resilience - confidenceadaptability,purposefulness and the need for social support. For further information click here


  • Emotional Resilience Toolkit. Healthy People = Healthy Profits

Nurture the emotional resilience of your employees to ensure the health of your business in challenging as well as favourable conditions.Click here for more information on the emotional resilience toolkit.


  • International Stress Management Association

National Stress Awareness Day is an annual event held on the first Wednesday in November each year.  ISMA privides a number of downloadable support materials: 


  • Download the new "five ways to wellbeing" app

Taking the renowned Five Ways to Wellbeing into the digital world, this 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.  The activities are not prescriptive. It has been built to be very flexible to give you a free and convenient way of reminding yourself to look after your wellbeing and take time to Connect, Take Notice, Be Active, Keep Learning and Give.


  • Stress Tool Kit

As a result of Government national studies and guidance it is becoming more and more apparent that the need for stress control and reduction is key due to increasing prevalence of sickness absence in the workplace through increased stress levels. This Stress Tool kit is recommended for both staff and management and has been designed to be delivered by anyone and too anyone.

This toolkit contains a desktop presentation covering:
• Signs & Symptoms of Stress
• General Stress Information
• Is Stress an Issue
• Stress & The Workplace
• Mental Health
• Case Studies
• Tools

In addition to this, we have included a wide range of resources in leaflet, booklet and DVD form.

The toolkit has been designed to be a flexible resource and can be easily adapted for individual workplaces, with the option to use only some or all of the contents.

This resource comes in the form of a Toolkit and is available on loan from our Resource Library & Information Service for a maximum of 2 weeks at a time. 
To access this resource, please contact: / 01209 615600


  • How to make mental health services work for men 

Download here 

  • Workplace Mental Health Resources for OH and Line Managers

Time to Change: Campaign targeting discrimination against people with mental health problems and improving public attitudues - click here

Eight Steps to resilience at work - click here

Mindful Employers - An employer-led initiative that aims to increase the awareness of mental health at work - click here

Shift - An initiative to tackle stigma and discrimination on mental health issues in England.  A line managers resource was launched in 2010 - click here.

HSE Standards for Work-Related Stress - click here


MIND - Getting ahead: Why Mental Health at Work Matters

Read the full report here


Back Pain and Prevention

  • Back Pain Management and Prevention Policy - click here

  • Exercises at your Desk

A basic workout that allows you to stretch the body parts that suffer most from sitting down at a desk all day including your arms, wrists and back. There are also some basic strength exercises you can do either sitting at your desk or standing up. Click Here.


  • More exercises include:

Exercises for the shoulder

Exercises for the lower back

Exercises for the wris

A video on how to stretch and strengthen your lower back whilst at work click here


  • Articles:

When good backs go bad  - click here

The role of Physiotherapy  - click here

COMING SOON-  A self help guide to managing your lower back pain

All of the above is provided by PhysioMed. For more information please click here


Stop Smoking


Alcohol and Substance misuse

  • Alcohol Health Network 

Free Starter Pack

E-Drink-Check for Workplaces

Alcohol in the Workplace Fact Sheet 


Physical Activity including Active Travel

  • Physical Activity & Sport Offer

Working with a range of partners we have secured a 'Physical Activity & Sport Offer' for all organisations who join and work towards the Healthy Workplace Award. The offer is in the form of a 'menu' of opportunities and ideas, to encourage employees to become more physically active. 

Menu Options:

  • Cornwall Council Leisure Services - Each leisure centre has identified a workplace health champion, can offer taster sessions and group tours.
  • Pedometer Challenge
  • Sports club taster sessions
  • Cornwall Beach Olympics
  • Low cost bright ideas to get active

For more information click here

  • Physical Activity Policy 

Click here to download an example physical activity policy


  • Get Active Thoughts for your week! 

Please click here for 'Get Active Thoughts for your Week' produced by Cornwall Sports Partnership and for more details on opportunities and activities to become more active in Cornwall please


Healthier Eating including Healthy Weight

  • Cornwall Healthy Weight 

Please click here to download this great recipe book which was produced by Cornwall Healthy Weight. For more details on healthy eating or to find a weight management group near you please visit  

Public Health England and  Business in the Community published a physical activity, healthy eating and healthier weight toolkit aimed at employers which consolidates the best evidence, employer practice and aligned with the best freely available resources.

The toolkit can be downloaded here


British Heart Foundation

Healthy eating habits in the workplace can have a big impact. What we eat and drink is important for maintaining healthy weight, blood pressure and cholesterol and for preventing type 2 diabetes


Choosing Well including Sun Safety

  • New Macmillan Toolkit - Work & Cancer

Order your free Essential work and cancer toolkit, which contains practical advice, top tips and guidance for HR professionals, managers and employees. It has been created to ensure that people affected by cancer are effectively supported, should they wish to remain in or return to work.  Click Here.

For advice on training and support click here

Macmillan Cancer Resources Catalogue 2015


Cancer in the workplace videos by Macmillan


  • These Cancer in the Workplace videos aim to help employees,  managers, occupational health and human resources professionals handle issues around cancer and work. 

To access the videos please click here



Lung Cancer Leaflet

Bowel Cancer Leaflet

Breast Cancer Leaflet

Ovarian Cancer Leaflet

Prostate Cancer Leaflet 


  • Cancer Research UK

Preventing Cancer Poster


  •  Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

Fact Sheet: Cervical Cancer download

Mini-fact sheets about Cervical Cancer download

Health promotion cards download

Abnormal Screening Results: The Facts download

Mini-fact sheet about Cervical Screening download 


  • Ovarian Cancer Action

Signs and Symptoms Poster

Signs and Symptoms Leaflet

Symptoms Diary download


  • Top Tips - Working from Home

To tips for staying productive and healthy while working at home. Click Here.


  • New Occupational Health Adviceline for Small Business

Health for Work Advice Line - 0800 0 77 88 44


  •  Blood Pressure Association

General blood pressure leaflet


  • The impact of physical environments on employee wellbeing – topic overview

This topic overview is one of four commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) exploring issues around health, work and unemployment.

Click here to download   

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. 

Beach Games Feedback

"The beach games were amazing - the weather was horrendous, but the day was brilliant - it was a great way of getting to know colleagues from other departments, and what better way than over a game of footie!" - Jacquie Pilcher, Extra Care Coordinator, Coastline Housing Ltd

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