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#OurteamCAN

We have teamed up with Cornwall Can!

We are looking for workplace teams to take part in our very first #OurteamCAN challenge running between 4th February and 3rd May 2019.

The challenge is to create a team and lose weight, get fitter and healthier together. The reason for this is simple, losing weight on your own is hard and research shows you're more likely to stick to a plan of action with people around you.

We also know we spend the largest proportion of time within the workplace. It is a key factor in many of our lives and can play a key role in contributing to the health and well-being of employees and in turn the health of an organisation. We believe that tackling health at work, should lead to a healthier, happier and ultimately more productive workforce!

This is also a great opportunity as an employer to build morale and teamwork into your community.

How does it work?  You need to find yourself a team! Ideally we would like no more than ten people per team. You can be from any setting, whether it be a bakery, fishing boat or office. If there is a big workforce you can enter as many teams as you wish!

Register your team by clicking here 

(You only need one log in per team - just let us know how many members are in your team and the name of the team via cornwallcan@gmail.com.)

 

After registering record your initial overall weight as a group and over the course of 12 weeks motivate and encourage one another to making positive lifestyle changes.

You can also share your teams progress on social media using the hashtag #CornwallCAN and #behealthyatwork

Casestudy

“Public Health England South West is delighted to showcase the workplace wellbeing case studies from Cornwall and Isle of Scilly as exemplars of good practice in support of the: ‘Mental health toolkit for employers’, ‘Musculoskeletal health in the workplace’, ‘Reducing the risk of suicide: a preventative toolkit for employers’ and ‘Crisis management in the event of a suicide: a postvention guide for employers’.  Cornwall and Isle of Scilly has a long track record of leading the way in supporting local employers develop approaches that create healthy workplaces which meet the quality mark standards required to receive the prestigious ‘health and wellbeing in the workplace’ award.”

Professor Kevin Elliston, Deputy Director Health & Wellbeing South West

Top tip

Make sure you work with employees who show an early interest in the programme.

This will help get the project started and create early successes.

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