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Safeguarding 16 to 25 year olds: online course

Thursday 15th November 2018

The NSPCC has launched a new online safeguarding training course for anyone working with 16 to 25 year olds in England or Wales...

 

Anti Bullying Week - Mental Health

Thursday 15th November 2018

Anti-Bully Week – Mental Health The effects of bullying can have a huge impact on everyone, whether that is at school, work, college or socially...

 

Anti Bullying Week

Monday 12th November 2018

This week is Anti Bullying Week! Choose Respect is the main overarching theme for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week and was developed with young people so we’d love for you to help promote the message!   Healthy schools has a wide range of resources to use on their website here    Also...

 

Premier League Writing Stars

Tuesday 6th November 2018

Premier League Writing Stars   Today marks the launch of the Premier League Writing Stars poetry competition for the second year to inspire children aged between five and eleven to get creative and write a poem on the theme of diversity...

 

Health Walk today

Friday 2nd November 2018

As most of you now know, we are having to say goodbye to our Healthy Workplace coordinator, Rachel Faulkner who has grown the Healthy Workplace Awards programme from a tiny seed in to a fine Oak tree of a programme over the last 10 years, leaving it with National recognition, as a leading model of best practice...

 

Locality 2 News

Thursday 1st November 2018

  Locality 2 News Camborne, Pool Redruth and The Lizard Locality Worker: Jilly Parkinson       What I have been up to in October: I’ve been planning lots of exciting work with Crowan Primary School to support their Healthy Schools Award...

 

Locality 4 Mini Newsletter: October

Wednesday 31st October 2018

  Locality 4 Mini Newsletter: October Newquay, Wadebridge, Padstow and St Austell Locality Worker: Rebecca White     What I have been up to: Nanpean School invited me in to deliver a staff SUGAR SMART session...

 

LumiraDx Care Solutions Celebrate World Mental Health Day

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

LumiraDx put on a healthy lunch picnic for over 50 employees with food provided by the Hungry Horsebox Co...

 

Schools Workforce Health and Wellbeing update

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Cornwall Council’s Schools Workforce Health and Wellbeing team are saying goodbye this week to their formidable coordinator, Karen Keast...

 

Do You ThinkUKnow?

Monday 22nd October 2018

  Thinkuknow Introduction Course    FREE - Run by our CEOP Ambassador Aims of the course This course is run by our CEOP trained Ambassador...

 

Pupils and Families Become SUGAR SMART at St Columb Major ACE Academy

Thursday 18th October 2018

St Columb Major ACE Academy Health Week In the week leading up to half term, St Columb Major ACE Academy ran a health week and the Healthy Schools Team were asked to be part of this! Throughout the week the pupils learnt the importance of being active, looking after their mental health and healthy eating...

 

New Managing Self-Harm Guidance Document for schools

Wednesday 17th October 2018

The Managing Self-harm Guidance and Toolkit for Schools has been developed by the Cornwall Multi-agency Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Board, following the successful first edition developed in 2017...

 

Cornwall Healthy Schools sponsors the Student Wellbeing Initiative

Friday 12th October 2018

Cornwall Healthy Schools sponsors the Student Wellbeing Initiative We are thrilled to announce during Mental Health Awareness week, and on the eve of World Mental Health Day that the Cornwall Healthy Schools programme is now the sponsor of the Student Wellbeing Initiative Award!

 

**NHS Health Checks - COMING SOON...!!**

Friday 5th October 2018

The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74, without a preexisting condition...

 

Thursday 4th October 2018

We would like to invite you to participate in a project that Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP are running in collaboration with the University of Plymouth which sits within the wider ‘Beacon Project’...

 

New Training!

Friday 21st September 2018

New Training! We are about to pilot our new training session ‘Building Confidence to deliver Healthy Relationships’...

 

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...

 

Sleep Wise

Friday 14th September 2018

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

 

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...

 

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...

 

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

http://news.sky.com/story/more-than-two-million-workers-cheated-out-of-holiday-11450810

 

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...

 

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...

 

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

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/mental-health-toll-cornwall-workforce-1507463

 

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

https://www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/latest-news/local-college-picks-up-gold-award-for-workplace-health

 

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...

 

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...

 

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 Event

Thursday 17th March 2016

 

 

BAME Living Library - Living Books Required

Thursday 17th March 2016

 

 

BAME Project Cornwall

Thursday 17th March 2016

 

 


National news archive

Allied Healthcare to transfer care contracts

Friday 16th November 2018

The home care provider was warned this month by the care regulator about its financial sustainability.

 

'New mums need to be given better health education'

Thursday 15th November 2018

George Roach's wife Michelle died from a pulmonary embolism six weeks after giving birth.

 

Briton dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco

Monday 12th November 2018

The individual was on holiday in Morocco, a country deemed high risk by public health officials.

 

Teenager Chloe Bellerby's 200 mile walk for mental health

Monday 12th November 2018

Why one teenager walked from Leeds to London to raise awareness of mental health.

 

NHS waste firm to sue health trusts over terminated contracts

Wednesday 7th November 2018

North Lanarkshire-based HES is seeking "upwards of £15m" in damages over terminated contracts.

 

Major home care provider 'at risk'

Tuesday 6th November 2018

Allied Healthcare delivers services to over 13,000 older and vulnerable people across the UK.

 

‘Morning people’ have lower breast cancer risk

Tuesday 6th November 2018

Body clocks affect sleep, mood and general health - now researchers say they may also indicate cancer risks.

 

Scotland to get AI health research centre

Tuesday 6th November 2018

The Glasgow centre will look at how artificial intelligence could improve patient diagnosis and treatment.

 

Major home care provider future 'at risk'

Tuesday 6th November 2018

Allied Healthcare delivers services to over 13,000 older and vulnerable people across the UK.

 

NHS prevention plan aims to boost life expectancy

Monday 5th November 2018

Look after yourself better, says the health secretary, as he launches a plan to help people live longer.

 

NHS prevention plan aims to boost healthy life expectancy

Monday 5th November 2018

Look after yourself better, says the health secretary, as he sets out his new vision for the NHS in England.

 

Where are the most violent workplaces?

Friday 2nd November 2018

The Department of Health is drawing up plans to protect NHS staff better from violence.

 

UK's 'unhealthiest' High Streets revealed

Friday 2nd November 2018

Grimsby was the most unhealthy, with Edinburgh topping the healthiest list of 70 major towns and cities.

 

Unpublished medical research 'a threat to public health'

Friday 2nd November 2018

Medical decisions are being made without the results of key clinical trials, according to a group of MPs.

 

Reality Check: How healthy is your commute?

Thursday 1st November 2018

As the World Health Organization holds its first conference on global air pollution and health, Reality Check investigates commuting options.

 

Clampdown on violence against NHS staff

Wednesday 31st October 2018

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he will introduce new measures to help protect NHS staff.

 

Being too fat or too thin 'can cost four years of life'

Wednesday 31st October 2018

Study reveals people who are both over and underweight could live shorter lives than those with a healthy BMI.

 

Poet Patrick Jones on artistic ways to tackle mental health

Tuesday 30th October 2018

Poet Patrick Jones says there are creative ways to offer help those with mental health issues.

 

Unpublished medical research 'a threat to public health'

Tuesday 30th October 2018

Medical decisions are being made without the results of key clinical trials, according to a group of MPs.

 

More students seek mental health support, analysis shows

Monday 29th October 2018

The National Union of Students says university fees and a competitive job market are behind the rise.

 

Are supplements safe and do they work?

Friday 26th October 2018

What are some of the dangers of supplements and how beneficial are they for our health?

 

Black mums 'don't talk about depression'

Friday 26th October 2018

Mums Jen and Sandra struggle talking about mental health in the black community.

 

Plymouth hospital in 'pioneering' deal with private health company

Friday 26th October 2018

The trust said the deal would reduce waiting times but Labour called it 'front door privatisation'.

 

'Singing to improve our mental health'

Friday 26th October 2018

'More Than Just a Choir' is a place for people affected by mental health issues to meet others in a similar position.

 

Pork gelatine use in NHS vaccines 'disappointing'

Thursday 25th October 2018

Public Health England say the gelatine is used as a stabiliser and there "may never" be an alternative.

 

'The food supplement that ruined my liver'

Wednesday 24th October 2018

Jim McCants took a food supplement to help him get healthy in middle age, but it left him in need of an urgent liver transplant.

 

Shropshire baby deaths trust must report weekly to CQC

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Health watchdog the Care Quality Commission has concerns over maternity and emergency services.

 

Will folic acid ever be added to UK flour?

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

After repeated calls by health campaigners, the government says it will now consult on the issue.

 

Cervical screening: Millions missing smear tests

Monday 22nd October 2018

Health data shows a lower proportion of women have been having the test when they should.

 

Infected blood victims' support payments 'must increase'

Monday 22nd October 2018

Victims of the NHS scandal have written to the health secretary asking for an immediate increase in support.

 

Infected blood victims' support payments 'must increase'

Sunday 21st October 2018

Victims of the NHS scandal have written to the health secretary asking for an immediate increase in support.

 

When women got pills for hysteria and advice to keep vaginas clean

Saturday 20th October 2018

A Royal College of Nursing exhibition charts the strange, sometimes disturbing history of women's healthcare.

 

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area

Thursday 18th October 2018

Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations, A&E and mental health treatment.

 

Kenyan schoolgirl Angel overcomes bullies to pursue dream of music career

Wednesday 17th October 2018

Angel Wanjiru has overcome bullies and health problems to pursue her dream of a career in music.

 

Children 'should be weighed up to age 18', report says

Monday 15th October 2018

A report by child health experts warns England is falling behind other countries unless policies change.

 

NHS waste scandal firm has been 'vilified', boss says

Friday 12th October 2018

It comes after Healthcare Environmental Services was stripped of NHS waste handling contracts.

 

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area

Thursday 11th October 2018

Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations, A&E and mental health treatment.

 

NHS England staff must explain if they refuse to have flu jab

Thursday 11th October 2018

Health workers in England who decline the jab may be moved away from working with vulnerable patients.

 

Standing desks 'boost work performance'

Thursday 11th October 2018

Employees who use desks that allow them to sit or stand are healthier and happier, research suggests.

 

Standing-desk workers 'less tired, more engaged'

Thursday 11th October 2018

Employees who use desks that allow them to sit or stand are healthier and happier, research suggests.

 

Public faces 'care injustice' as NHS struggles

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Regulator says harder in England to get care from hospitals, care services and mental health units.

 

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations, A&E and mental health treatment.

 

World Mental Health Day: PM appoints suicide prevention minister

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Theresa May says "too many lives" are being taken, as she pledges £1...

 

World Mental Health Day: What is mindfulness?

Wednesday 10th October 2018

On World Mental Health Day, experts explain how mindfulness can help you make the most of each moment.

 

World Mental Health Day: Health anxiety 'weighing you down'

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Philippa Patel has suffered from the mental health disorder for 30 years.

 

Ghana 'prayer camps' chain residents with mental health problems

Tuesday 9th October 2018

The BBC finds religious centres in Ghana using chains to restrain people with mental health problems.

 

NHS waste handler stripped of contracts

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Healthcare Environment Services has been stripped of NHS contracts.

 

Mental health waiting lists 'stole my youth and teenage years'

Tuesday 9th October 2018

It took Kerean Watts nearly three years to get the help he needed from the NHS after seeking help at 13.

 

NHS waste scandal: handler stripped of contracts

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Healthcare Environment Services has been stripped of NHS contracts.

 

Neurology inquiry questionnaires follow patient recall

Monday 8th October 2018

The inquiry reviewing neurology services by the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust announces details.