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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...


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...


Wheal Buzzy Project

Friday 8th June 2018

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


#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...


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...


Sugar Smart Cornwall in Schools

Monday 30th April 2018

Sugar Smart Cornwall in Schools As part of our Food & Nutrition offer we are now providing a brand NEW and completely FREE SUGAR SMART training session as well as the option to gain a SUGAR SMART certificate! Speak to your Healthy Schools Delivery Advisor and head to www...


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


Thinkuknow #LiveSkills

Friday 27th April 2018

      Thinkuknow #LiveSkills   CEOP’S new educational materials have been developed using the most up to date intelligence received into the CEOP command and aim to address the more deep rooted issues that might make children and young people particularly vulnerable online, such as low confidence and self-esteem...


Youth Sport Trust Movement Assessment Tool iPad App

Monday 23rd April 2018

Youth Sport Trust – Movement Assessment Tool iPad App   Start to Move supports primary teachers to become more confident and competent in delivering PE and developing physical literacy in children aged 4-7...


Thursday 12th April 2018

Changing the face of the School Council’s PADL Award   Here at Healthy Schools, we have decided to re-name the PADL Award...


Introducing Transgender Information and Support

Wednesday 4th April 2018

Introducing Transgender Information and Support Various schools in Cornwall have contacted us at Healthy Schools, to ask what guidance and good practice guidelines are available...


FREE Healthy Lifestyle programme for families

Wednesday 28th March 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 7 - 13 year olds due to take place in Falmouth, starting in April...


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...


CAPH Time 2 Move Primary School of the Year Award

Wednesday 21st March 2018

CAPH Time 2 Move Primary School of the Year Award  For the first time this year, one school for each T2M Ambition will be recognised (six in total), and have a video made of their achievements...


Sustrans Big Pedal

Monday 19th March 2018

Sustrans Big Pedal Sustrans Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school...


Local College picks up Gold award for Workplace Health

Thursday 15th March 2018


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...


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...


The Daily Mile

Tuesday 6th March 2018

The Daily Mile Update Does your child’s school take part in The Daily Mile? If this is the case then we would love to hear what you think! You can add your feedback and thoughts on the Daily Mile to our ‘The Daily Mile in Cornish Schools Guidance Booklet’!...


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)...


New FREE Healthy Weight programmes for 7 - 13 year olds!

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Our fantastic colleagues in the Cornwall Healthy Weight team have announced dates for their free programmes starting in April 2018, Falmouth and Penzance...


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


Tuesday 5th December 2017

The first-ever guide to help men to keep working during or after a cancer diagnosis has been published...


Table Tennis & Workplace Wellbeing

Wednesday 29th November 2017

The newest report from Table Tennis England (as part of their Loop at Work programme) looks at the positive impacts of playing table tennis in the working environment, including employee job satisfaction, workplace wellbeing, physical activity and general wellbeing...


Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Health and Wellbeing: employer resources appendix

Tuesday 17th October 2017

This toolkit provides insight and learnings from a range of employers based in Cornwall about safeguarding employee health and wellbeing along with an extensive list of local support resources for all employers in the region...


We've Moved - New Contact Details

Monday 18th September 2017

  We've recently moved premises, which in turn has meant a change to our contact details; so we thought we'd make sure you were kept up to date with our new information:    New email addresses:  Workplace Health Main: workplace...


Workplace Health Award Assessment Visits

Monday 14th August 2017

Assessment Visits will be carried out between Monday 4th September 2017 & Thursday 14th December 2017...


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 Living Library - Living Books Required

Thursday 17th March 2016



BAME Project Cornwall

Thursday 17th March 2016



BAME Living Library Event

Thursday 17th March 2016



National news archive

Low NHS morale is 'heartbreaking', says Matt Hancock

Friday 20th July 2018

The new health secretary says technology, the workforce and prevention will be his top priorities.


Low NHS morale is 'heartbreaking', Matt Hancock to say

Friday 20th July 2018

The new health secretary will say technology, the workforce and prevention will be his top priorities.


Zara Holland on Love Island: 'Like being in a posh prison'

Friday 20th July 2018

Former contestant Zara Holland talks about being on the show and how the experience impacted her health.


Too many babies overfed, experts fear

Wednesday 18th July 2018

Government advisers publish new guidance - the first in more than 20 years - on healthy feeding for babies.


Fish oil supplements for a healthy heart 'nonsense'

Wednesday 18th July 2018

The evidence around omega-3 supplements is flimsy at best, say experts.


Private firms cash in on over-stretched NHS

Wednesday 18th July 2018

Hospitals, ambulances and mental health services are spending £1bn a year on care from outside the NHS.


Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams 'proudly' seeking mental health help

Wednesday 18th July 2018

The Destiny's Child singer has previously spoken about being depressed and "suicidal".


Delays in radiology results 'affecting patient care'

Wednesday 18th July 2018

The health regulator found huge variations in the time taken to report on radiology examinations.


Too many babies overfed, experts fear

Tuesday 17th July 2018

Government advisers publish new guidance - the first in more than 20 years - on healthy feeding for babies.


Scientist debunks health hoaxes with viral parody video

Tuesday 17th July 2018

Jonathan Jarry's video about a fake cancer-curing moss has been viewed over nine million times.


Is heading a football bad for your health?

Tuesday 17th July 2018

Study of retired players hopes to provide a definitive answer on the risks of repeatedly heading the ball.


Fish oil for a healthy heart 'nonsense'

Tuesday 17th July 2018

The evidence around omega-3 supplements is flimsy at best, say experts.


Hot summer leading to 'toxic' algae

Sunday 15th July 2018

Blooms have flourished during the warm spell but they pose a health risk to humans and animals.


Mental health: Wait for therapy added to teen's anxiety

Thursday 12th July 2018

Naomi Lea was 15 when she needed help to cope with panic attacks and self harm but there was a long wait.


Could artificial intelligence replace doctors?

Wednesday 11th July 2018

UK company Babylon Health is testing an artificially intelligent medical chatbot in Rwanda.


Cave rescue: Eight rescued Thai boys in 'good health'

Tuesday 10th July 2018

Officials say they hope to get the remaining four boys and their football coach out on Tuesday.


Mental health: Children failed at vulnerable point

Monday 9th July 2018

An NHS investigation was sparked by the suicide of an 18-year-old shortly after moving from child to adult care.


Carseview patients 'pinned to the floor' and 'bullied'

Monday 9th July 2018

A BBC investigation is told face-down restraint was used violently and repeatedly at a mental health unit.


'I never thought I'd be alive to pay back my huge debt'

Friday 6th July 2018

A mental health charity says people with debt problems are twice as likely to develop major depression.


From GPs to AIDS: 70 years of classic NHS films

Thursday 5th July 2018

To mark the years of the NHS, the BFI has released a collection of rare public health films.


NHS at 70: Who was health service founder Nye Bevan?

Thursday 5th July 2018

A look at the life and times of the man considered to be the architect of the NHS.


Billy Caldwell: Emergency medicine licence enables boy to return to NI

Thursday 5th July 2018

NI health department issues emergency licence allowing doctors to treat young boy with medicinal cannabis.


Thailand cave: New video shows boys in good health

Wednesday 4th July 2018

The boys are seen wrapped in blankets and with divers, as a huge operation continues to free them.


Give your bones a workout, public told

Wednesday 4th July 2018

People can age better by doing the right workouts, says Public Health England.


NHS at 70: The man who joined the NHS in its first month

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Dr Harold Ellis started as a doctor in June 1948 - the same month the health service was created.


Jeremy Hunt answers young people's questions on mental health

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt responds to young people's mental health care for adolescents' experiences.


Countess of Chester Hospital: Woman held in baby deaths probe

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

A "healthcare professional" is being held over the deaths of eight babies at a Cheshire hospital.


Mental health: 'If I wasn't sectioned I'd be dead'

Monday 2nd July 2018

One woman tells how being sectioned under the Mental Health Act saved her life.


Could psychedelics transform mental health?

Saturday 30th June 2018

Could a drug made from magic mushrooms have the potential to transform how the condition is treated?


New NHS app 'puts patients in control of their own healthcare'

Friday 29th June 2018

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt unveils a new NHS app which "puts patients in control".


Children's mental health services need 'major ramp up'

Friday 29th June 2018

NHS England's head says social media contributes to rising mental health problems among young people.


MDMA strengths surge to 'potentially fatal' levels

Friday 29th June 2018

Public Health Wales says the very high strengths caused "a number of hospitalisations".


'MDMA gave me anxiety, depression and panic attacks'

Friday 29th June 2018

A student's mental health deteriorated after regularly using MDMA pills.


Deprived areas 'have five times more fast food outlets'

Thursday 28th June 2018

Local authorities should restrict planning applications for fast food outlets, Public Health England says.


Student mental health support must improve, universities told

Wednesday 27th June 2018

Institutions are being urged to "dramatically improve" the support services they offer their students.


Revamped drug could save lives of many new mothers - WHO

Wednesday 27th June 2018

The World Health Organization says the medicine could reduce cases of fatal post-birth bleeding.


Young women 'not having enjoyable sex'

Tuesday 26th June 2018

Sexual satisfaction appears to increase with age, according to a reproductive health poll.


Women's health: 'Men are woefully ignorant'

Tuesday 26th June 2018

Women who suffer from reproductive issues such as endometriosis and severe period pain talk about their debilitating effects.


Papua New Guinea polio outbreak declared

Tuesday 26th June 2018

The virus was detected in a six-year-old boy in April and confirmed in two healthy children last week.


'Tax and regulate more to improve health'

Tuesday 26th June 2018

There is no need to fear the "nanny state" tag, experts say, as polling shows support for tough action.


The nurses tackling mental illness in police custody

Tuesday 19th June 2018

About third of those arrested in England have mental health issues...


Wales 'behind' in technology to detect prostate cancer

Tuesday 19th June 2018

The mpMRI scan is currently available in just three out of seven Welsh health boards.


The health impact of separating migrant children from parents

Tuesday 19th June 2018

Experts say there is no downplaying the trauma that taking a child away from a parent causes.


Tax rise to pay for NHS boost - Hunt

Monday 18th June 2018

The health secretary says there will be an "increased burden of taxation" to pay for the extra funds.


How to avoid being addicted to gaming

Sunday 17th June 2018

Gaming addiction has been listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organization.


WHO: Gaming addiction 'a mental health condition'

Sunday 17th June 2018

For millions, it is a harmless hobby but for some it can become more than that.


'I spend 20 plus hours a week gaming'

Sunday 17th June 2018

The World Health Organization lists gaming addiction as a mental health condition for the first time.


Computer game addiction: 'I spend 20 plus hours a week gaming'

Sunday 17th June 2018

Gaming addiction is listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organisation.


Over 40s health check to include dementia advice

Saturday 16th June 2018

Public Health England wants to give advice to patients to help reduce the risk of the condition.


NHS gets £20bn 'birthday present'

Saturday 16th June 2018

New five-year funding deal announced as health service prepares for 70th anniversary celebrations.