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Workplace Health

Hello and welcome to the Winter edition of the Workplace Health E-Bulletin.
 
Save the Date!

 
2016 Workplace Health Awards
Monday 29th February, 9am – 1.30pm
Pavilion Centre, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge
Health Champion of the Year Nominations

This is your opportunity to nominate a colleague or member of your team who you feel deserves this award. We would like to recognise the effort and support some staff go to, often above and beyond, to help make their workplace a healthier place to be.

Please send us your nominations and reward your colleagues!
Workplace Health Award - programme assessment visits!

This summer we have been working hard to refresh the Workplace Health award, to ensure the criteria continues to follow good evidenced based practice.

Our website is now ready, so please add and update your progress online via our website and book your assessment visits in. This year we aim to talk to and carry out more informal interviews with a wide variety of staff during the healthy workplace assessment visits, and we are really looking forward to seeing you all soon!
 
We have added all the new guidelines from the recently published NICE guidance - 'Workplace policy and management practices to improve the health and wellbeing of employees' (NG13) June 2015 and in addition we have ensured we align with the new National Workplace Wellbeing Charter too.

We are planning to do the assessment visits between now & December, so why not get started and complete your 2016 Workplace Health Award entry online via the self-assessment process?

If you have any queries or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us on: workplace.health@nhs.net or visit our website
Workplace Health Business Forum

Our 3rd forum will be taking place on Wednesday 25th November 2015 at Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin from 9:30am until 12:30pm.
 
The theme for this forum will be 'Men's Health in the Workplace'. We have lots planned including:
  • NHS Health checks and Men’s Health Presentation
  • Guest speaker to talk about their experience
  • Networking
  • Physical Activity session with Tempus Leisure
To book your place please email: workplace.health@nhs.net
Mental Health Awareness Training

Mental Health Awareness & Understanding
This half day course runs from 9.30am - 1.30pm and covers:
  • A basic understanding of mental ill-health
  • A look at various mental ill-health conditions ie. depression, anxiety, psychosis
  • A Mental Health 1st Aid intervention skill
  • Where to go and how to access help in Cornwall
Dates:
  • Monday 16th November 2015
  • Friday 11 December 2015
  • Wednesday 10 February 2016
  • Wednesday 24 February 2016
Stress in the Workplace
This half day course runs from 9.30am - 1.30pm and covers:
  • How to manage stress with a view to reducing it
  • Lifestyle adjustments for individuals and team members
  • How to take back responsibility and for our own wellbeing
  • What stress is and how it differs from pressure
  • Where to go and how to access help in Cornwall
Dates:
  • Friday 20 November 2015
  • Monday 14th December 2015
  • Thursday 18th February 2016
  • Thursday 10th March 2016
Stress in the Workplace - A Manager’s Perspective
This full day course runs from 10.00am - 4.00pm and covers:

As per Stress in the Workplace (above) plus...
  • The role of managers in the workplace
  • An in-depth look at how management behaviour can affect our teams both positively and
    negatively
  • An individual 360' feedback report to look at where we do well along with any areas for
    improvement
Dates:
  • Tuesday 24 November 2015
  • Tuesday 2nd February 2016

To book onto any of these training dates, please contact the Health Promotion Service on: 01209 313419 or book via there website.
Health Campaigns
 
To mark the end of 'Stoptober', Public Health England have published a blog post on 'smoke free workplaces'.  Here’s the link.

November
  • Movember - Men's Health Awareness Month - 1st  - 30th November 2015
  • National Stress Awareness Day - Wednesday 4th November 2015
  • World Diabetes Day - Saturday 14th November 2015
  • World COPD Awareness Day - Wednesday 18th November 2015
  • Alcohol Awareness Week - 16th— 22nd November 2015.  Public Health England have been working with the Alcohol Health Network on a digital drinks checker, configured specifically for workplaces. It will be free to use and access during the week, here’s the link – www.drinkchecker.org.uk
December
  • World Aids Day - Tuesday 1st December 2015
January
  • Dry January - 1st— 31st January 2016
Healthy Packed Lunch Idea:

Vegetable Tartlets (makes 12)
Ingredients
  • Wholemeal sliced loaf
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g cheese, grated
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch spring onions, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • Mixed herbs
Method
  • Pre-heat oven to 200°c/Gas Mark 6
  • Roll out the bread and cut to size with pastry cutter and place into the bun tin
  • Mix eggs and milk in a bowl, add grated cheese
  • Chop spring onions, peppers and tomatoes and add to the egg mixture
  • Season with herbs
  • Spoon mixture into pastry cases
  • Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown
Tips: These tartlets freeze really well and are good to add to packed lunch boxes.  For more ideas or recipes, please visit our colleagues at Cornwall Healthy Weight
We Welcome Feedback!

Thank you for reading this edition of the Workplace Health E-bulletin. If you would like any further information on any of the topics, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

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