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Message from Rachel Faulkner

Wednesday 19th September 2018

Dear all, After 10 wonderful years as the Workplace Health Coordinator, it is time for me to move on...


Go Run for Fun

Friday 14th September 2018

Go Run For Fun   Following on from Cornwall’s success with The Daily Mile in primary schools you are invited to join us for a free fun run and festival of health and wellbeing!   On the 16th October Go Run For Fun will be coming to Cornwall to host a free 1 mile running event for ALL children of ALL abilities...


Sleep Wise

Friday 14th September 2018

Sleep Wise Sleep Wise is a programme paid for by Kernow NHS CCG, provided by Hunrosa...


Mental Health at Work resource

Tuesday 11th September 2018

Whether you work with 10 people, 10,000 people or just yourself, paying attention to mental health in the workplace has never been more important...


Sexual Health Survey

Monday 10th September 2018

We want to know what you think about sexual health services!Cornwall Council is seeking the views of everyone across Cornwall to help shape the future of sexual health services...


Heart Age Campaign

Tuesday 4th September 2018

The Heart Age campaign will re-launch on Tuesday 4 September...


Cornwall Healthy Schools Award - a holistic approach to wellbeing

Saturday 1st September 2018

As part of our work to support schools in Cornwall to make a significant and measurable change to health and wellbeing within their setting, we offer free access to an award programme alongside our support...


What on earth are our children doing online?

Friday 31st August 2018

Our two hour Online Safety sessions for school staff and governors (which can also be offered to parents) recognise that teaching young people about how to maintain safe and healthy relationships online is more than simply teaching them how to report online-bullying...


Learner Participation - The new model for student voice

Friday 31st August 2018

Learner Participation We have developed a new model for schools to use to help them  harness student voice and enable it to improve all aspects of their learning environments...


Building Pupil Resilience and Self-Esteem

Thursday 30th August 2018

Want to support the emotional wellbeing and resilience of your pupils? New dates are now available for our open ReSET training sessions...


Looking after Staff Wellbeing

Thursday 30th August 2018

We are now running a Staff Wellbeing twilight session in response to requests from schools...


New additions to our physical activity offer

Thursday 30th August 2018

  Cornwall Healthy Schools Physical Activity Offer Over the summer break our physical activity offer has seen a lot of changes: The Daily Mile Certificate Any school in Cornwall who is participating in a mile initiative can now apply for a Daily Mile Certificate...


Supporting good mental health in schools in Cornwall

Thursday 30th August 2018

Our Whole School Approach to Good Mental Health training and support has had a little re-vamp and update over the summer to ensure that all of the information that we deliver is current...


Thursday 16th August 2018

Cornwall has a high proportion of Small Medium Enterprises (SME’s), therefore the Healthy Workplace programme feel it is important to ensure we can offer a service and support to Micro businesses in Cornwall...


More than two million workers 'cheated' out of holiday

Friday 27th July 2018


Outreach Health Check Practitioner

Thursday 19th July 2018

Come work with us! The post holder will work as part of the Healthy Workplace Team delivering NHS Health Checks along with key healthy lifestyle advice such as smoking cessation, physical activity and healthy weight to a range of target audiences in local businesses, community settings and events ...


India policemen told to slim down or lose job

Wednesday 11th July 2018

"In the last 18 months, 153 of our men have died. Out of these, 24 died in road accidents and nine killed themselves...


Book in your Award Assessment Visit!

Tuesday 10th July 2018

We are currently carrying out the Award Assessment Visits ready for our 'Annual Conference & Award Ceremony' in March 2019...


Supporting NHS 70

Monday 9th July 2018

NHS Inspiring the Future:As part of the NHS 70th birthday celebrations, NHS England, NHS Improvement and Health Education England have teamed up with Inspiring the Future to get more NHS staff into schools on a regular basis talking about the breadth of interesting roles available and encouraging school children of all ages to consider a career in the NHS...


Healthy Lifestyle Delivery Advisor

Monday 9th July 2018

Come work with us! The postholder will work as part of the Healthy Workplace Team supporting local businesses, employers and employees...


PADL Awards Day

Wednesday 4th July 2018

PADL Awards Day – 22nd June 2017   On Friday 22nd June 2018, almost 200 pupils from Primary and Secondary School Councils across the County came together, in the Council Chamber at County Hall, to be recognised for their work in promoting democracy...


#30DaysWild Campaign

Friday 8th June 2018

Are you taking part in the Cornwall Wildlife Trust #30DaysWild campaign this June?   School packs can be downloaded from their website and include activity suggestions, with key learning outcomes and have been carefully developed to support teachers in lessons and project work...


Wheal Buzzy Project

Friday 8th June 2018

Wheal Buzzy Project Why not link the current #30DaysWild campaign with the local Wheal Buzzy Project...


Ready, Set, Ride

Friday 8th June 2018

New Resource Tool Gives Teachers Skills to Get Children Cycling British Cycling and HSBC UK, in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, have launched a new programme in schools with the aim of ensuring that every child in the UK is given the opportunity to learn to ride a bike...


Early Help Hub Add New Dates

Friday 8th June 2018

Early Help Hub The Early Help Hub have added dates for their hosting of afternoons for all school staff to find out about the work of Early Help Hub and Multi Agency Referral Unit because the existing dates are now full...


FREE Healthy Lifestyle programme for adults

Monday 4th June 2018

Our fantastic colleagues in Cornwall Council’s Wellbeing and Public Health’s Cornwall Healthy Weight team have released information about one of their courses for adults due to take place in Truro starting in July...


First Aid Learning for Young People

Friday 18th May 2018

  First Aid Learning for Young People  First aid learning for young people – an engaging, comprehensive resource from the British Red Cross – has just been awarded the PSHE Association Quality Mark for PSHE education resources...



Tuesday 8th May 2018

ThinkBIG The third annual ThinkBIG School Council awards took place on Thursday 25th April, organised by CAPH and in association with Michelmores...


Filling the Holiday Gap Scheme 2018

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Filling the Holiday Gap scheme 2018 Cornwall Council Wellbeing and Public Health Team has established a funding opportunity for existing or new voluntary and community organisations and charitable groups to pilot a programme that extends the offer of free school meals to children and families during the school summer holidays...


Musculoskeletal Health Workshops for Small and Medium sized Enterprises in Cornwall

Monday 30th April 2018

Improving Musculoskeletal Health in the Workplace Musculoskeletal (MSK) problems have a huge impact on employers and employees and are a leading cause of absenteeism...


Mental health toll on Cornwall workforce has nearly doubled in a year

Sunday 29th April 2018


SUGAR SMART Cornwall launch celebrates healthy workplaces

Thursday 22nd March 2018

  Cornwall launched their SUGAR SMART campaign at the Workplace Health Awards event 26 February...


Local College picks up Gold award for Workplace Health

Thursday 15th March 2018


Physical activity, healthy eating and healthier weight toolkit

Wednesday 7th March 2018

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...


National Health and Welbeing at Work Conference

Wednesday 7th March 2018

Rachel Faulkner from Healthy Workplace Cornwall was asked to present at the National Health and Wellbeing at Work conference last week at the NEC Birmingham...


Sugar Smart Cornwall

Thursday 1st March 2018

Sugar, tell us what you think about it! We all know that too much sugar is bad for us, but with busy lives and an abundance of sugary foods for sale in shops, cafés and restaurants, it is sometimes difficult to avoid...


Workplace Health Conference & Award Ceremony 2018

Tuesday 27th February 2018

Workplace Health Conference & Award Ceremony 26 Feb 2018  Please click here for the Programme of the Day We were delighted to be able to welcome back Professor Dame Carol Black - Expert Adviser on Health and Work - who in addition to presenting the awards, gave us the national overview and update on Workplace Health and Professor Anthony D Woolf who updated us on recent national evidence on Musculoskeletal Health in the Workplace...


Businesses awarded for healthy workplaces

Monday 26th February 2018

Thirty eight businesses across Cornwall have been recognised for looking after the health of their employees by running, walking, promoting mental health or being SUGAR SMART with special workplace health awards from Cornwall Council today (26 February)...


Macmillan Cancer and Work training

Tuesday 6th February 2018

On February 6th the Macmillan Cancer and Work training took place at the Pool Innovation Centre, Redruth...


Saddle-up Saturday Sustrans Cycling Sessions

Tuesday 9th January 2018


Ambitious Plans in Place for a Smoke-Free UK

Wednesday 19th July 2017

The government have recently set some ambitious goals to make the U...


Cornwall LGBTQ+ Forum Celebrating IDAHOT Day

Monday 8th May 2017

International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) was created to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBT+ people internationally...


After Orlando, what now?

Tuesday 14th June 2016

After Orlando, what now? We need to move out of the shadows, back into the light and think about the future of gay rights activism after the Orlando atrocity...


New men who have sex with men (MSM) HPV vaccine pilot

Monday 6th June 2016

Check out the new leaflet about the HPV vaccine pilot


Healthy Gay Cornwall Drop In at The Hub

Friday 27th May 2016

Healthy Gay Cornwall has set up a drop in service in partnership with The Hub The 'Men's Sexual Health Drop In' service runs every Monday from 9am til 12:30pm at The Hub, Treliske Hospital...


Tennessee sign new anti-LGBT Therapist Bill

Thursday 28th April 2016

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed the House Bill 1840 into law, which allows licensed counselors to turn away LGBT people suffering from mental health issues...


Mississippi's HB1523 bill discriminates against the LGBT community

Friday 8th April 2016

Mississippi’s governor has recently signed a deeply controversial bill that allows businesses to refuse service to the LGBT community based on religious beliefs...


BAME Project Cornwall

Thursday 17th March 2016



BAME Living Library Event

Thursday 17th March 2016



BAME Living Library - Living Books Required

Thursday 17th March 2016



National news archive

Yoghurts (even organic ones) 'full of sugar'

Wednesday 19th September 2018

Public told not to be lulled into thinking yoghurts are as healthy as many assume.


Pregnancy weight gain 'going unmeasured'

Tuesday 18th September 2018

Midwives want clear advice about how much weight is healthy for women to put on during pregnancy.


'Aspirin-a-day risky in old age' - major study

Sunday 16th September 2018

Major study suggests elderly people in good health should not take the drug every day.


Vapers rise 'to more than three million' in Britain

Friday 14th September 2018

Some still believe e-cigarettes are as harmful as smoking, a public health charity says.


Experts attack health agency's ties to drink industry

Wednesday 12th September 2018

Experts criticise Public Health England's decision to work with a charity funded by the alcohol industry.


Experts attack health watchdog ties to drink industry

Wednesday 12th September 2018

Public Health England's decision to work with Drinkaware damages its credibility, experts say.


"There's so much guilt in being a modern parent"

Tuesday 11th September 2018

With one in three children obese, Jamie Oliver explains how to eat healthily at home.


Millions spent hiring NI nurses from Scottish agency

Monday 10th September 2018

Northern Ireland health trusts spent almost £12m hiring nurses from a Scottish agency.


England facing 'changing health needs'

Monday 10th September 2018

With people living longer, common ailments are changing and the NHS must quickly adapt, says a report.


Poor mental health at work 'widespread'

Monday 10th September 2018

Half of all employees say they struggle and many keep it secret, says mental health charity Mind.


'Black hole' in youth mental health support

Monday 10th September 2018

A report by charity YoungMinds says more help is needed while children are waiting for NHS appointments.


Middle-aged should have 'drink-free' days, say campaigners

Sunday 9th September 2018

The campaign comes as drinkers say cutting back on alcohol is harder than eating healthily or exercising.


Calorie count on menus plan will hit small restaurants - Treasury

Wednesday 5th September 2018

The Treasury fears the health department's proposals could harm restaurants and push prices up.


Families 'can't afford to follow healthy diet guidance'

Wednesday 5th September 2018

Up to 3.7 million UK children live in homes that struggle to afford food outlined in healthy eating advice, a study suggests.


NHS chief calls for Premier League clubs to tackle gambling addiction

Wednesday 5th September 2018

Simon Stevens described gambling addiction as one of the "new threats" facing the health service.


Will going vegan make you healthier?

Tuesday 4th September 2018

The vegan diet has become popular in the UK - but does it have an impact on wellbeing?


Lack of exercise puts one in four people at risk, WHO says

Tuesday 4th September 2018

About 1.4 billion people face a range of health problems due to physical inactivity, the WHO says.


How your heart age is key to heart attack or stroke risk

Tuesday 4th September 2018

Public Health England says about 80% of heart attacks and strokes in people under 75 could be prevented.


Doctors’ mental health at tipping point

Monday 3rd September 2018

The suicide rate among doctors in England is rising, with concerns about whether they can get help.


The top surgeon who harmed patients for years

Monday 3rd September 2018

A health board did not have the systems in place to pick up on his mistakes, a BBC investigation finds.


Doctors' mental health problems 'last taboo'

Monday 3rd September 2018

The suicide rate among doctors in England is rising, with concerns about whether they can get help.


Record demand for sexual health services amid spending cuts

Saturday 1st September 2018

Clinics in England say they are struggling to meet a huge increase in visits.


Government proposes energy drinks ban for children

Thursday 30th August 2018

High levels of sugar and caffeine have been linked to obesity and other health issues.


New asthma treatment set for wider NHS distribution

Thursday 30th August 2018

The new 'melting muscle' treatment has proved to be safe and effective, health experts say.


Government proposes energy drinks ban for children

Wednesday 29th August 2018

High levels of sugar and caffeine have been linked to obesity and other health issues.


'I vomit 30 times a day' - Caitlin's dilemma

Monday 27th August 2018

Perth teenager Caitlin White says all the options of treatment open to her come with health risks.


The mental health chatbot

Monday 27th August 2018

Chatbots are being used to help people deal with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.


Depressed? Try talking to this bot

Monday 27th August 2018

Chatbots are being used to help people deal with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.


No alcohol safe to drink, global study confirms

Friday 24th August 2018

The researchers say that the health risks of drinking outweigh any possible benefits.


Health fear over rise in teens using protein supplements

Monday 20th August 2018

Concerns are raised sports supplements such as protein shakes could be harmful to teenagers.


Rise in type 2 diabetes in young people in England and Wales

Saturday 18th August 2018

Child health experts say the rise is "alarming" and more should be done to reduce obesity.


Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests

Friday 17th August 2018

Moderate carbohydrate consumption is best for health and longevity, researchers say.


The radio 'saved my little girl's life'

Tuesday 14th August 2018

A large trial in Burkina Faso suggests listening to the radio could improve child health.


Mood Kill: Real life mental health stories inspire new play

Tuesday 14th August 2018

A writer's father opens up for the first time after she rewrote her show to encompass his mental health.


Alcohol NI's 'biggest healthcare problem'

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Alcohol misuse is the "greatest healthcare problem facing Northern Ireland", a coroner has said.


Troubles victims' mental health 'epidemic'

Monday 13th August 2018

A victims' group calls for support after a study highlights suicide attempts following terrorist incidents.


Science and stigma: the parents who lost sons to suicide

Wednesday 8th August 2018

The parents of young men who died by suicide discuss mental health and what it is like to lose someone you love.


Regular exercise 'best for mental health'

Wednesday 8th August 2018

Exercising three to five times a week helps improved wellbeing over a month, US research finds.


Maxine Peake: Actress hits back over NHS ad 'hypocrisy' claim

Monday 6th August 2018

The actress voices an NHS recruitment ad after speaking out over health funding.


Muckamore Hospital: Five patients assaulted by staff

Friday 3rd August 2018

Muckamore Abbey Hospital provides care to adults with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues.


Tongue splitting: Surgeons warn of serious health risks

Friday 3rd August 2018

The process, where the tongue is cut in half, can lead to blood loss and nerve damage, experts say.


Alcohol and dementia - is moderate drinking safe?

Thursday 2nd August 2018

Alcohol abuse is bad for the brain - but could there be health benefits for moderate drinkers?


'They deserve life to be happy' - caring for a child with mental health issues

Wednesday 1st August 2018

Shelagh cares for her daughter Ailidh who has had complex mental health issues since she was 12.


Will the EHIC be valid after Brexit?

Tuesday 31st July 2018

Will you be able to use the European Health Insurance Card when the UK leaves the EU?


Perinatal mental health: 'I wanted to abort my IVF baby'

Monday 30th July 2018

For many women, pregnancy is a magical time. But what happens when it isn't what you expected?


Dying young in Stockton - England’s most unequal town

Monday 30th July 2018

How one man is preparing for his own death at the age of 46 in the town with England's biggest health gap.


Scottish government to double funding for breastfeeding

Saturday 28th July 2018

An extra £2m is to be given to health boards in Scotland to offer help to mums who want to breastfeed their babies for longer.


Scroll Free September: Social media users urged to log off

Friday 27th July 2018

Social media users are being asked to try Scroll Free September, as part of a public health campaign.


Older mothers: Brigitte Nielsen baby at 54 sparks debate

Thursday 26th July 2018

The numbers of older mothers are growing, but what are the health risks?


NHS: New health secretary Matt Hancock says use more apps

Wednesday 25th July 2018

Matt Hancock, who replaced Jeremy Hunt as health secretary, tells Newsbeat there is "loads to do" with apps in the NHS.