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Locality 2 News

Friday 11th January 2019

Locality 2 News Camborne, Pool Redruth and The Lizard Locality Worker: Jilly Parkinson   What I have been up to: Offering support for schools around increasing Physical Activity including those who want to engage in The Daily Mile or similar initiatives   Reminding schools who want to work on their Pupil Voice to explore the new Learner Participation training and awards...


The Big Grow

Tuesday 8th January 2019

The Big Grow   Innocent have partnered up with Grow It Yourself on a project called the Big Grow...


Healthy Workplace Conference & Award Ceremony 2019

Monday 7th January 2019

18th March 2019 09.00 - 14.00 Pavilion Centre, Wadebridge We are delighted to be able to welcome back Professor Dame Carol Black - Expert Advisor on Health and Work - who in addition to presenting the awards, will be giving us the national overview and update on Workplace Health...


Physical activity sessions in the workplace

Thursday 3rd January 2019

The Healthy Workplace team are now offering in-house Physical Activity and Exercise sessions! Sessions can be suited to the needs of the organisation and include the following: Functional exercise for older populations Circuit training Time saving HIIT workouts Outdoor and team building exercise Stress busting boxing sessions Postural assessment and correction Core training workshops Fitness testing Tailored sessions based on your business needs Click here to find out what we can offer For more information, contact ben...


Children's Mental Health Week 2019

Friday 21st December 2018

This Children’s Mental Health Week (4-10 February 2019), the theme is Healthy: Inside and Out...


Our first SUGAR SMART secondary school!

Wednesday 19th December 2018

Richard Lander School in Truro have become the first secondary school in Cornwall to gain a SUGAR SMART certificate...


Become an Active Teacher

Tuesday 18th December 2018

Become an Active Teacher Active teachers provide the inspiration and motivation to make a difference by building pupils' confidence by giving choices, being inclusive and celebrating achievement...


New Healthy Relationships and RSE Training

Tuesday 18th December 2018

Building Confidence to Deliver Healthy Relationships and RSE in Schools This is a new training session on offer from Cornwall Healthy Schools...


Cornwall's Virtual School for Children in Care achieves Healthy School Award

Monday 17th December 2018

Healthy School Award for our Virtual School We are extremely pleased to announce that a Healthy School Award has been achieved by the Virtual School for Children in Care...


Resilience and Self-Esteem Toolkit training - Last chance to book!

Friday 14th December 2018

Resilience and Self-Esteem Toolkit training - Last chance to book! Our Resilience and Self-Esteem toolkit (ReSET) continues to be a really popular resource and we will still be offering the resource, support materials and 2 hour Twilight training to Cornish schools...


Locality 2 News Christmas 2018

Friday 14th December 2018

Locality 2 News Camborne, Pool, Redruth and The Lizard Locality Worker: Jilly Parkinson   A very Merry Christmas to all my schools!     What I have been up to this half term: Offering support for schools around increasing Physical Activity including those who want to engage in The Daily Mile or similar initiatives...


Sport and Recreation Alliance - Youth Advisory Panel

Thursday 13th December 2018

Sport and Recreation Alliance - Youth Advisory Panel Who are they? The Sport and Recreation Alliance is the representative body for the sport and recreation sector...


Truro Active Travel Treasure Trail

Thursday 13th December 2018

Truro Active Travel Treasure Trail The Treasure Trail is a unique and fun way to discover and explore the new shared paths between Truro and Threemilestone...


New dates added for Thinkuknow Online Safety training

Thursday 6th December 2018

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


Locality 4 Mini Newsletter: November

Friday 30th November 2018

  Locality 4 Mini Newsletter: October Newquay, Wadebridge, Padstow and St Austell Locality Worker: Rebecca White     What I have been up to: I attended the PE and sport conference at Callywith College...


HSE publishes first aid guidance on mental health

Thursday 29th November 2018

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published updated guidance to help employers support staff experiencing a mental health issue...


Employers across the South West urged to mark 16 Days of Action by tackling domestic abuse

Saturday 24th November 2018

As part of the international 16 days of action movement, Public Health England South West is calling on employers across the region to play their part in tackling domestic and sexual abuse and violence...


Speakeasy Cornwall Workforce Training

Thursday 22nd November 2018

Speakeasy Cornwall Workforce Training New Dates Available! Speakeasy Cornwall Workforce Training has been developed over the last 10 years for our multi-disciplinary children’s workforce – many of whom have had no specific training in this important area throughout their professional training and career...


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...


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...


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...


**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’...


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...


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...


Heart Age Campaign

Tuesday 4th September 2018

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


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...


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


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...


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 - Living Books Required

Thursday 17th March 2016



BAME Living Library Event

Thursday 17th March 2016



National news archive

Healthy eating: What is a correct food portion?

Monday 14th January 2019

British Nutrition Foundation launches new 'handy' guide to stop people cooking and eating too much.


Clinical waste 'backlog' pictured at North Lanarkshire health centres

Saturday 12th January 2019

Photographs show piles of clinical waste following the collapse of processing firm HES in North Lanarkshire.


Ella Kissi-Debrah 'pollution' death: Backing for new inquest

Friday 11th January 2019

Nine-year-old Ella died from asthma but her family believe air pollution caused her health to fail.


Too many children 'not being treated for mental health problems'

Friday 11th January 2019

An MPs' report found only one in three young people with a condition had NHS treatment last year.


Mental health patients missing GP appointments 'at risk'

Friday 11th January 2019

Those who miss two a year are eight times more likely to die in the subsequent 18 months, a study suggests.


Staff suspended at Middlesbrough mental health hospital

Tuesday 8th January 2019

Concerns were raised about the techniques used by healthcare workers to move patients at the unit.


'Cheap junk food to blame' for obesity in Wales

Tuesday 8th January 2019

A charity is calling on the Welsh Government to help people shop more healthily.


NHS long-term plan: Focus on prevention 'could save 500,000 lives'

Monday 7th January 2019

Bosses aim to focus on preventing ill-health as part of a plan to create an NHS fit for the 21st century.


NHS long-term plan: Non-hospital care to get biggest funding rise

Monday 7th January 2019

Health bosses aim to focus on preventing ill-health as part of plan to create NHS fit for 21st century.


NHS 10-year plan: Non-hospital care to get biggest funding rise

Monday 7th January 2019

Health bosses aim to focus on preventing ill-health as part of plan to create NHS fit for 21st century.


Hospital patients who smoke or drink to be helped to quit

Saturday 5th January 2019

They will be given targeted advice in order to reduce ill health as well as demands on the NHS.


Children 'exceed recommended sugar limit by age 10'

Thursday 3rd January 2019

Ten-year-olds in the UK have already consumed 18 years’ worth of sugar, says Public Health England.


Children 'exceed recommended sugar limit by age 10'

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Ten-year-olds in the UK have already consumed 18 years’ worth of sugar, says Public Health England.


Why cheese is no longer my friend

Tuesday 1st January 2019

Self-confessed cheese addict Tim Samuels discovered his favourite food needs a health warning.


Minority take up 'life-saving' free health check

Monday 31st December 2018

It can pick up preventable heart problems - and more people should be getting the routine check.


Child health record 'red book' to go online

Sunday 30th December 2018

The measure is part of government plans in England to improve care from pregnancy to post-birth.


The simple tips to improve your health

Friday 28th December 2018

The list of things we should do to become healthier can seem endless, so we asked experts for their one top tip.


Mental health crisis home treatment team cases up 17%

Monday 24th December 2018

The teams help those who attempt severe self-harm or suicide who might otherwise need to go to hospital.


Parking firm urged to stop pursuing staff at Glasgow hospital

Saturday 22nd December 2018

The health secretary asks the company managing parking at Glasgow Royal Infirmary to stop pursuing staff over fines.


Flu jab: 'Vaccinate children to protect older people'

Friday 21st December 2018

Hywel Dda health board said only 43% of people eligible for a free flu jab last year took up the offer.


Rise in reports of polio-like illness being investigated

Wednesday 19th December 2018

Public Health England says there has been a rise in cases of acute flaccid paralysis.


Processed meats and ready meals 'still too high in salt'

Wednesday 19th December 2018

Average salt reduction targets set for these foods have not been met, a Public Health England report finds.


NHS Fife offers patients hip replacement day surgery

Tuesday 18th December 2018

NHS Fife is the first health board in Scotland to perform hip replacements as day surgery for suitable patients.


Banning sweets at supermarket checkouts 'works'

Tuesday 18th December 2018

Removing the temptation stops unhealthy impulse buying, a large UK study suggests.


Fury's message on mental health

Sunday 16th December 2018

Tyson Fury speaks at Sports Personality of the Year about his recovery from mental health problems and his return to the boxing ring.


Obamacare: Texas court rules key health law is unconstitutional

Saturday 15th December 2018

The challenge from a coalition of 20 US states is now likely to go to the US Supreme Court.


Restaurant dishes 'contain more calories than fast-food meals'

Thursday 13th December 2018

Only one in 10 meals was classed as healthy which is a cause for concern, say researchers.


Norovirus: Children banned from Northumbria hospital visits

Thursday 13th December 2018

Northumbria Healthcare bosses say they want to stop norovirus rates reaching "critical numbers".


Sit-down meals 'less healthy than fast-food'

Thursday 13th December 2018

Only one in 10 meals was classed as healthy which is a cause for concern, say researchers.


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

Thursday 13th December 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.


‘I’ve got two months to find a donor’

Sunday 9th December 2018

Last Christmas, mum-of-twins Meena looked the picture of health...


Vicky Phelan: The woman who exposed an Irish health scandal

Saturday 8th December 2018

Vicky Phelan exposed a health scandal in Ireland after discovering her smear test for cervical cancer had been misread.


Mental health: The NHS patients who are 'abused and ignored'

Thursday 6th December 2018

A review says mental health laws are outdated, sectioning is misused, and patients need new rights.


Most adults living unhealthy lifestyle

Tuesday 4th December 2018

Annual health survey in England shows nearly 9 in 10 have at least one unhealthy trait such as smoking or drinking.


Most adults living unhealthy lifestyles

Tuesday 4th December 2018

A survey in England suggests nearly 9 in 10 have at least one unhealthy trait such as smoking or drinking.


Mental health checks for new fathers

Monday 3rd December 2018

Partners of new and expectant mothers will be offered support with postnatal depression by NHS England.


'The NHS turned its back on mum - and it cost us £250,000'

Monday 3rd December 2018

How a family spent thousands of pounds on care after being let down by the health and care system.


'People find the vagina hard to talk about'

Friday 30th November 2018

An innovation surge and the lifting of health taboos is giving rise to an industry worth billions.


UK meets global HIV targets as diagnoses keep falling

Thursday 29th November 2018

HIV diagnoses are falling in the UK as public health experts say prevention efforts are working.


Suicide man 'let down' by Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Karen Smith said her husband was "desperate" after hearing of a five-week wait for treatment.


Mental health crisis patients face postcode lottery

Friday 23rd November 2018

A woman who killed herself hours after leaving hospital shows emergency mental health care must improve.


Mental health: How body image pressure for boys has led to rise in hospital cases

Friday 23rd November 2018

Hayley looks into how body image pressure has led to a rise in the number of boys being treated in hospital for eating disorders.


'Emergency staff failed my suicidal brother'

Friday 23rd November 2018

Too few patients in mental health crisis get the help they need, says report.


Mental health: One in four young women struggling

Thursday 22nd November 2018

Review finds growing number of children and young people in England struggling with problems.


Matthew Wright says The Wright Stuff gave him PTSD

Thursday 22nd November 2018

The broadcaster reveals presenting The Wright Stuff had "started to impact his mental health".


Youth mental health - what's going on?

Thursday 22nd November 2018

Trends and findings from the report into the Mental Health of Children and Young People in England


'Vast gap' in child mental health support in England

Thursday 22nd November 2018

England's young are being failed, children's commissioner warns, as a major report is set to come out.


Poor mental health 'took so much of my life'

Thursday 22nd November 2018

Emma first started experiencing difficulties with her mental health when she was 13, suffering from anxiety and panic attacks before developing an eating disorder.


Terror survivors: Mental health services must improve 'dramatically'

Tuesday 20th November 2018

Terror survivors say there is a severe lack of long-term support to process psychological trauma.


Medication for mental health: Call to 'end pill-shaming'

Tuesday 20th November 2018

The Royal College of Psychiatrists says it's worried some people are not getting the help they need.