We are currently carrying out Healthy Workplace Award Assessment Visits ready for our annual 'Conference & Award Ceremony' which will be held on 18th March 2019 - (Save the Date!)
If your workplace would like to go for a Healthy Workplace award next year, please book your assessment visit in with us now, for a date that suits.
The Work and Health Unit - Employment challenge fund application process
The Work and Health Unit (WHU), which is jointly managed by the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health and Social Care, is using a £4.2m Challenge Fund to test new approaches that can help people experiencing mental health and/or musculoskeletal (MSK) issues stay in work.
WHU are looking to fund around twenty Initiatives which will improve our understanding of what works in one or more of the following areas:
Helping people stay in work by increasing their ability to self-manage their conditions.
Helping people access advice and support about what sort of work they might be capable of doing given their wider needs and circumstances.
Developing new approaches to help employers and individuals develop workplace solutions, or ways of working that facilitate greater participation of people experiencing these conditions.
Improving systems by joining up services to strengthen communication, liaison or joint action.
You will first need to register your organisation. From here you can access the Challenge Fund Guidance and FAQs, the online application form and further support.
The deadline for receipt of Challenge Fund applications is Friday 17th August at 17.00, which projects anticipated to run between October 2018 and February 2020.
Work, Worklessness and Health: Local Infographic Tool
Click herefor the new Public Health England Work, Worklessness and Health local Infographic Tool
Free 'Walking for Health' Walk Leader Training
Wednesday 17th October 2018
10.00 - 16.00
We all know the importance of exercise in our daily lives which also includes work, where we should take every opportunity to leave our workstations a few times each hour to help our bodies recover from the fatigue of sedentary working. Many of you may take a brief walk in your lunchtimes and as a result feel refreshed and reinvigorated to take on the remainder of the day raising alertness and concentration levels as a direct result which is good for productivity too. So you can have one or two designated trained walk leaders to invent safe routes around the vicinity of your workplace and support others to discover the benefits of a brief lunchtime walk. Tip: Fitbit users could add up to 2000 more steps on their daily total.
There is a maximum of only twelve spaces on a first come basis, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your free place. Please note, free parking is provided along with free refreshments however; lunch is not provided.
Healthy Workplace Forum
Wednesday 14th November 2018
10.00 - 12.00
Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre, St. Dennis, St. Austell, PL26 7QP
Presentations will include Indra Herbert from Healthy Cornwall on Sleep and Anne Embury from Outlook South West on Suicide Prevention.
This is a call out to anyone you may know who runs a micro-business (1-9 employees) who may benefit or would be interested in looking at their own health and wellbeing and their colleagues.
In 2015, 99.8% of the over 22,000 enterprises in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly were classified as small and medium sized enterprises
88.6% micro enterprises (with 1 – 9 staff)
10% small enterprises (with 10 – 49 staff)
1.2% medium enterprises (with 50 – 249 staff)
Hence, with over 88% as micro businesses we feel it is vital to try to engage and offer an opportunity to micro businesses and have some ideas we would love to share and talk through with some micro businesses to make a healthy workplace offer and possibly a small/micro business healthy workplace award!
If you are a micro business who may be interested or know of one please get in touch via email@example.com
Health and Wellbeing at Work
5-6 March 2019 NEC, Birmingham
We would love to get our Healthy Workplaces in Cornwall involved in the national Health and Wellbeing @ Work conference to share their work. If you would like the opportunity to talk about what you have achieved and your experiences at the NEC Health at Work conference, please contact us for a 2019 submission form.
New Be Clear on Cancer 'Blood in Pee' Campaign
The Be Clear on Cancer ‘Blood in Pee’ campaign launched today. We would love to see how you are supporting the campaign locally, so please send your photos or any examples of how you are using campaign materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do share this newsletter with your networks who may also be interested in supporting the campaign.