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Welcome to our spring edition of the Workplace Health newsletter

Annual Workplace Health Conference & Awards

Thank you again to all that came to our annual Workplace Health Conference & Awards last month. We really enjoyed the day and was so great to celebrate with you all.

We have uploaded all the fantastic Case Studies from this years awards, so please have a look to get inspiration for this next coming year.

If you would like to see the presentations from our guest speaker Professor Dame Carol Black or from the workshop presentations, please visit our website.


Cornwall Beach Games

This years Cornwall Beach Games is taking place on Friday 19th May, 3pm - 8pm at Perranporth Beach.

The Beach Games is available to all businesses in Cornwall. Registration is from 2-2.30pm with the games commencing at 3pm.  The event is £100 per team, each team must have between 8-12 colleagues, 2 of which should be female.

Games will include rounders, netball, volleyball, team building and tug of war.  PLUS! The world famous sandcastle building competition!

To enter email or call 01872 323344. The closing date for entries is 12th May.

To watch last years beach games, click here!

Make a pledge to be more active:

To help Cornwall achieve its target of 50,000 people more active by 2020, Cornwall Council is asking you to make either a personal pledge, or one on behalf of your organisation (or both) around increasing physical activity.

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This Girl Can campaign:

The nationwide This Girl Can campaign by Sport England to get women and girls moving, regardless of shape, size and ability, returns. The new adverts see a range of new and returning faces, new messages and mantras to prompt a change in attitudes and help boost women’s confidence.
Staying true to its original formula of showing real women and girls playing sport and getting active, the message is clear: it’s OK to sweat, it’s OK to jiggle, it’s OK not to be brilliant (or to be brilliant) and it’s normal for life to get in the way sometimes.
Sport England’s ambition is still about empowering women and breaking down the barriers that are stopping women and girls getting active – and it’s now widening the scope to target women aged from 14 up to 60 and beyond.
New artwork and phrases for the second wave of the campaign, including ‘Unleash your inner beginner’, ‘A kick right in the stereotypes’ and ‘Take me as I am or watch me as I go’, have been splashed across billboards and shopping centres up and down the country in recent weeks.

Read more

A date for your diary is Women’s Sport week 19 – 25th June, Cornwall Sports Partnership will be producing an 'Active opportunities' newsletter and in particular will be launching a new Cornwall Women’s Coaching Network event – further details to follow!
The ROC 5k 2017 charity fun run:

The ROC 5K is back with a brand new route

ROC’s exciting 5K (3 mile) fun run will take place after work on Tuesday 28th June, starting and finishing at Truro’s Lemon Quay. 

Last year, 500 community spirited individuals and teams took part in in a sell-out event, raising £17,000 for local people with learning disabilities. 

And with a new route, this year’s entry limit has been raised to 650 and with it, the potential to become one of the largest events of its type in the West Country. People of all abilities - and disabilities - can run, jog or walk The ROC 5K. The minimum age is 11.

So get your trainers ready! For more, visit

Beat the Bounds of Truro: Get fit for The ROC 5K by taking part in a revival of a centuries old tradition and walk around part or all of Truro’s ancient parish boundary on St George’s Day, Sun 23rd April

Note: ROC is now part of United Response, another learning disability charity.
Worklessness, Health and Work

Click here for the February E-Bulletin produced by Public Health England South West Health & Wellbeing Team.

This regular e-Bulletin is produced by Public Health England South West, designed to keep you in touch with the Workplace agenda locally and nationally.

National Workplace Health Toolkits:

Public Health England and Business in the Community have produced a collection of national workplace health toolkits for employers. The South West has been chosen to pilot local appendices which will promote resources, services and case studies to businesses across the SW region.

The toolkits are on: 
•    Mental Health toolkit for employees 
•    Musculoskeletal toolkit for employers
•    Suicide prevention and postvention

It would be great to showcase some of your work around mental health and MSK. If any businesses would like to be featured as a case study in the toolkits, please contact us at Workplace Health and let us know by 28th March 2017. We’d really appreciate your input and look forward to promoting local resources and showcasing the great workplace health interventions we have here in Cornwall.

#BigHelpCornwall is a countywide initiative designed to bring sports clubs and local workplaces closer together and ensure grounds and facilities are maintained.

Held on Friday 31st March 2017 for one day, with staff released from workplaces giving up either a whole or part of the day, to support local clubs with projects such as simple paint jobs, gardening to cleaning out the clubhouse.

Need volunteers or want to volunteer some of your time?
Find out more about volunteering here or watch this video here.

Free Health Promotion Service Training:

Businesses and Organisations across the county are taking advantage of the free training being delivered by the Health Promotion Service called “Making Every Contact Count”

Developed by the NHS, this training is of real benefit to employers and employees alike, delivering improvements in staff health and wellbeing, thus improving morale and productivity.

Those attending the training learn communication skills, understand key health messages and learn how to support colleagues, friends and family to achieve better health.

Previous attendees have expressed how confident they feel in discussing health concerns and how they gained invaluable transferable skills.

The training is offered at our offices in Pool or can be delivered at your premises and tailored to your needs.

Delivery dates can be found here or contact Indra or Carly on 01209 313419 if you would like us to arrange a bespoke delivery to your organisation.

For information on our Mental Health Awareness Training and other training available, please visit our Training website.
Cornwall Chlamydia Screening Service:

Cornwall Chlamydia Screening Service are currently offering free information and screening events to businesses across Cornwall!

Young people outside of education receive little sexual health education or information, meaning that STI testing rates are very low amongst 18-25 year olds. With young people shown to be more sexually active during these later years, it is important we find ways to target this age group. 

The CCSS team arrange all screening events to suit your needs and availability, whether that be as part of a health week, attending a staff training day or attending a typical work day. They will offer sexual health information to employees as well as the opportunity to test - for men, this involves providing a urine sample, and for women, a self-taken swab. 

Poor sexual health maintenance can lead to lost work days and reduced productivity through ill health and therefore should be an area of focus for employers. 

If this is something of interest to your company, or you would be willing to display some information posters in staff rooms / common areas, give Olivia Dunlop (CCSS promotion worker) a call on 01872 258466 or email
Health Campaigns:

Essential Tremor Awareness Month
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 to Friday, March 31, 2017

Great Daffodil Appeal
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 to Thursday, March 30, 2017

National Bed Month
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 to Thursday, March 30, 2017
A month long celebration dedicated to the importance of a good night’s rest.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 to Thursday, March 30, 2017

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 to Thursday, March 30, 2017

Brain Awareness Week
Monday, March 13, 2017 to Sunday, March 19, 2017

Nutrition and Hydration Week
Monday, March 13, 2017 to Sunday, March 19, 2017
Our mission is to create a global movement that will reinforce and focus, energy, activity and engagement on nutrition and hydration as an important part of quality care, experience and safety improvement in health and social care settings.

Safer Sleep Week
Monday, March 13, 2017 to Sunday, March 19, 2017
Awareness events across the UK to help to promote Safer Sleep Week and increase SIDS awareness.

Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week
Monday, March 20, 2017 to Sunday, March 26, 2017

National Salt Awareness Week
Monday, March 20, 2017 to Sunday, March 26, 2017
Raising awareness of the health implications of a high salt diet, with a particular focus of the benefits of a reduced salt diet in stroke prevention.

World Oral Health Day
Monday, March 20, 2017 to Monday, March 20, 2017
It is an international day to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth and to promote worldwide awareness of the issues around oral health and the importance of looking after oral hygiene to everyone old and young.

World Down Syndrome Day
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 to Tuesday, March 21, 2017
World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), is on 21 March. On this day, Down syndrome organisations throughout the world organise and participate in events to raise public awareness of Down syndrome.

World Water Day
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 to Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Raising awareness events across the world.

World TB Day
Friday, March 24, 2017 to Friday, March 24, 2017
Transforming the fight towards elimination. Raising awareness events across the world.

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
Saturday, April 1, 2017 to Sunday, April 30, 2017

International IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Awareness Month
Saturday, April 1, 2017 to Sunday, April 30, 2017

World Autism Awareness Day
Sunday, April 2, 2017 to Sunday, April 2, 2017
The World Autism Awareness Day resolution encourages all Member States to take measures to raise awareness about autism throughout society and to encourage early diagnosis and early intervention.

World Health Day
Friday, April 7, 2017 to Friday, April 7, 2017

Parkinson’s Awareness Week
Monday, April 10, 2017 to Sunday, April 16, 2017

World Voice Day
Sunday, April 16, 2017 to Sunday, April 16, 2017
A worldwide annual event devoted to the celebration of the phenomenon of voice. The aim is to demonstrate the enormous importance of the voice in our daily life, as a tool of communication, and as an application of a large number of sciences, such as physics, psychology, phonetics, art, and biology.

World Haemophilia Day
Monday, April 17, 2017 to Monday, April 17, 2017

European Immunization Week
Sunday, April 23, 2017 to Saturday, April 29, 2017
European Immunization Week promotes the core message that immunization of every child is vital to prevent diseases and protect life. The slogan – Prevent. Protect. Immunize – carries this message across the WHO European Region. The goal of European Immunization Week (EIW) is to increase vaccination coverage by raising awareness of the importance of immunization. EIW is a regional initiative, led and coordinated by the WHO Regional Office for Europe.

Allergy Awareness Week
Monday, April 24, 2017 to Sunday, April 30, 2017
Raising awareness of all allergic conditions (including food, respiratory, skin and children's allergies), food intolerance and the plight of allergy sufferers. Visit the website for more information or call 01322 619898 to see how you can support the week.

National Stop Snoring Week
Monday, April 24, 2017 to Sunday, April 30, 2017

World Day for Safety and Health at Work
Friday, April 28, 2017 to Friday, April 28, 2017
Celebrate World Day for Safety and Health at Work on the 28 April to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. It is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international attention on emerging trends in the field of occupational safety and health and on the magnitude of work-related injuries, diseases and fatalities worldwide.
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