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Book your Award Assessment Visits in soon!

Monday 25th March 2019

We are currently booking in Award Assessment Visits ready for our 'Annual Conference & Award Ceremony' in early 2020...


Healthy Workplace annual conference 2019

Monday 18th March 2019

We were delighted to be able to welcome back for the 11th year, Professor Dame Carol Black - Expert Advisor on Health and Work - who in addition to presenting the awards, gave us the national overview and update on Workplace Health...


Jessie and Friends: Online Safety for 4 - 7s

Thursday 14th March 2019

Jessie and Friends ThinkUKnow (CEOP's suite of educational resources) have produced a new resource to support 4 - 7 year olds staying safe online...


New Healthy Relationships curriculum: Opportunity to become an Early Adopter School

Tuesday 12th March 2019

As we have already informed schools in previous posts, from September 2020, subject to parliamentary approval, the following subjects will become compulsory: Relationships Education for primary schools Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) for secondary schools Health Education in all state maintained schools The Department for Education is looking for schools to act as early adopters of this curriculum and begin teaching the new subjects from September 2019...


More dates added for Thinkuknow Training

Tuesday 12th March 2019

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


New Statutory PSHE Guidance

Wednesday 6th March 2019

DfE Guidance on Health, Relationships and Relationships and Sex The health, relationships (primary) and ‘relationships and sex’ aspects of PSHE education will be compulsory in all schools from 2020...


Making Physical Activity a Priority

Wednesday 6th March 2019

Making Physical Activity a Priority   Active children do better in every possible way...


How SUGAR SMART is your school?

Wednesday 6th March 2019

SUGAR SMART is a nationwide campaign supported by Jamie Oliver and Sustain, which looks to optimise health by promoting healthy diet and reducing sugar consumption...


This Girl Can in Your School Training

Wednesday 6th March 2019

This Girl Can in Your School   A considerable amount of research has shown that girls become less active than their male peers...


Learner Participation Awards

Wednesday 6th March 2019

Learner Participation Awards - Submission window now open! The new Learner Participation Award award is given in recognition of the achievements of a school council, pupil parliament or learner participation focus group...


Red Nose Day and BBC Radio Cornwall Move n Groove

Tuesday 5th March 2019

Red Nose Day and BBC Radio Cornwall Move n Groove BBC Radio Cornwall’s David White is hosting a live exercise routine for all of Cornwall’s primary schools on Red Nose Day...


Education for Wellbeing

Monday 4th March 2019

Education for Wellbeing Are you a mainstream secondary school? Do you want a chance to try out an innovative mental health approach? Would you like £1000 for your school and to lead the way in cutting-edge research? The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is recruiting mainstream secondary schools to take part in England's largest research trial of school-based mental health interventions, commissioned by the Department for Education...


The Big Pedal

Sunday 3rd March 2019

The Big Pedal Sustrans Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling, walking and scooting challenge inspiring pupils, staff and parents to choose human power for their journey to school...


Locality 2 News

Tuesday 26th February 2019

Locality 2 News Camborne, Pool Redruth and The Lizard Locality Worker: Jilly Parkinson        What I have been up to: Meeting schools to share with them the new look Cornwall Healthy Schools Award process...


February Half Term Family Cookery Workshop

Wednesday 13th February 2019

SPECIAL FEBRUARY HALF-TERM FAMILY COOKERY WORKSHOP IN CAMBORNE Little Kitchen Magicians and Transformation CPR will be delivering a Holiday Provision Session for primary school families with children who receive Free School Meals in the Camborne and Redruth area...



Tuesday 12th February 2019

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


Childrens' Mental Health Awareness Week Video

Monday 11th February 2019

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week Video   During Children's Mental Health Awareness Week, we decided that we would help give our Top Tips for adult's to talk to children about how they are feeling...


Fizz Free February

Monday 11th February 2019

Fizz Free February! Fizz Free February launched by Southwark Council in 2018, Fizz Free February is a great way to reduce your sugar intake by cutting out fizzy drinks...


Safer Internet Day 2019

Monday 4th February 2019

Safer Internet Day 2019 Safer Internet Day 2019 will take place on Tuesday 5th February with the theme ‘Together for a better internet'...


Suggested resources for Children's Mental Health Week

Friday 1st February 2019

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


The Big Pedal Classroom Bundle for Teachers

Monday 28th January 2019

Big Pedal classroom bundle for teachers   Sustrans Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling, walking and scooting competition and is running this year on 25 March- 5 April 2019...


SUGAR SMART Certificate for King Charles!

Monday 21st January 2019

King Charles C of E School in Falmouth have become the first school in Falmouth to gain a SUGAR SMART certificate...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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

Crack use up in England after 'aggressive marketing'

Monday 25th March 2019

Health workers say there is less stigma about the form of cocaine and new users are being attracted.


Instagram cleaners: Using housework as therapy

Monday 25th March 2019

Harriet Knock shares cleaning tips on Instagram and encourages people to talk about mental health.


Hancock criticised for DNA test 'over-reaction'

Thursday 21st March 2019

England's health secretary said it had saved his life by revealing a "higher risk of prostate cancer".


Hancock criticised over DNA test 'over reaction'

Thursday 21st March 2019

England's health secretary said it had saved his life by revealing a "higher risk of prostate cancer".


San Francisco moves to ban e-cigarettes until health effects known

Wednesday 20th March 2019

The law would halt sales until vaping's health effects are fully evaluated by US regulators.


NHS infection and safety inquiry begins at Holyrood

Tuesday 19th March 2019

MSPs are investigating all healthcare facilities in Scotland following several deaths related to infection outbreaks.


Northern Health Trust staff told to clean own offices

Monday 18th March 2019

A union says the idea is "absurd" as office staff are asked to vacuum and dust their work areas.


MPs call for tax on social media companies

Monday 18th March 2019

Their report says the money should be used to fund research into the health impact of social media.


Ellie Long inquest: Norfolk trust must take action after death

Monday 18th March 2019

A coroner calls for changes at a health trust following the death of 15-year-old Ellie Long.


Northern Health Trust staff to clean own offices

Monday 18th March 2019

A union says the idea is "absurd" as office staff are asked to vacuum and dust their work areas.


McDonald's: Tom Watson urges chain to drop Monopoly campaign

Sunday 17th March 2019

The campaign is a "danger to public health" as it encourages people to eat more, says MP Tom Watson.


Bradford schoolchildren act as mental health mentors

Friday 15th March 2019

Children in Bradford are learning how to support each other with mental health.


NHS let me down, says health manager with cancer

Thursday 14th March 2019

A patient with late-stage bowel cancer hits out as figures show cancer waits are at their worst level since records began.


Assaults on mental health staff in Wales halved

Wednesday 13th March 2019

A ward manager - who was previously attacked - says staff try to create a rapport with patients.


'How my life turned around with new treatment'

Wednesday 13th March 2019

A pioneering hospital has abandoned the practice of restraining mental health patients, with dramatic results.


Schools should have 'no idling zones', Public Health England chief says

Monday 11th March 2019

A review by public health chiefs also calls for charges for cities across the UK to cut air pollution.


Air pollution: Cars should be banned near schools says public health chief

Monday 11th March 2019

The comments come as Public Health England publishes new recommendations on improving air quality.


The Londonderry barber shop offering men head space

Saturday 9th March 2019

Bareknuckle Barbershop in Londonderry is offering men the chance to open up about their mental health.


'Benefit changes adding to mental health problems'

Friday 8th March 2019

Universal credit, job worries and homelessness are increasing demand on mental health services, say NHS bosses.


Unlicensed STI drugs sold illegally

Monday 4th March 2019

Illegal antibiotics are being sold to people too embarrassed to visit a sexual health clinic.


Amazon withdraws painted children's drinking tumblers

Monday 4th March 2019

The glasses feature Disney characters but contain a toxic metal associated with known health risks.


NHS patients in England to be offered free tampons

Sunday 3rd March 2019

The move will let patients focus on recovering, and help avoid any embarrassment, say health bosses.


Public health 'improving under councils despite cuts'

Saturday 2nd March 2019

Teenage pregnancies, smoking rates, and sexually transmitted infection have all decreased, councils say


TV chef Tom Kerridge's five tips for a healthier lifestyle

Friday 1st March 2019

The Michelin-starred chef lost nearly 12 stone after he decided he needed to turn his life around.


Adolescent health: Teens 'more depressed and sleeping less'

Thursday 28th February 2019

Levels of depression and self-harm have risen but smoking, drinking and drug use are down, a study finds.


Children 'failed in first 1,000 days', says MPs

Tuesday 26th February 2019

A group of MPs wants a "revolution" in early years support, including more health visitor contacts.


Sex education: Menstrual health to be taught in school by 2020

Monday 25th February 2019

"My experience at school would be very different now," says Alice Smith, who suffers with endometriosis.


Supermarkets misleading shoppers on healthy food, say nutritionists

Sunday 24th February 2019

Supermarkets should be more transparent on food classification, say public health experts.


NHS told to ditch 'outdated' pagers

Saturday 23rd February 2019

The health secretary wants to scrap the “archaic technology” which costs the NHS about £6...


Ambulance service 'destroyed my health'

Friday 22nd February 2019

An ambulance worker who won an unfair dismissal case recorded a boss talking about "pummelling" him.


Asthma: Young people in the UK 'more likely to die'

Wednesday 20th February 2019

The UK lags behind other wealthy nations across a number of health indicators, a report finds.


Meet the women helping fill Russia's rural healthcare gap

Tuesday 19th February 2019

After the closure of thousands of clinics in rural Russia, one region has taken matters into its own hands.


Brexit: Will Britons living in the EU still get healthcare?

Monday 18th February 2019

A reader asks about state healthcare for UK nationals in EU countries.


Brexit: Will Brits living in the EU still get healthcare?

Monday 18th February 2019

A reader asks about state healthcare for UK nationals in EU countries.


Super gonorrhoea: Why your STI could become untreatable

Friday 15th February 2019

The challenges facing health workers in the fight against the STI.


Super gonorrhoea: Why the STI could become untreatable

Friday 15th February 2019

The challenges facing health workers in the fight against the STI.


Super gonorrhoea: Why your STI could become untreatable and the

Friday 15th February 2019

The challenges facing health workers in the fight against the STI.


'Know your cholesterol like you know your Pin code'

Thursday 14th February 2019

Going for a free health check could flag up early signs of cardiovascular disease, health bodies say.


Send patients email not letters, GPs told

Wednesday 13th February 2019

Health Secretary Matt Hancock wants to see email used to communicate test results and prescriptions.


How will Brits in Spain cope with no-deal Brexit?

Wednesday 13th February 2019

British pensioners in Europe worry about healthcare costs in the event of a no-deal Brexit.


Partner of man who killed himself calls for mental health review

Monday 11th February 2019

Luke Henderson's partner claims he asked for medical help eight times in the week leading up to his death.


Patients owe Scots NHS £3.2m in treatment costs

Monday 11th February 2019

A failure to identify those patients not entitled to free NHS care is costing Scotland's health boards dear, say MSPs.


Is young people's mental health getting worse?

Monday 11th February 2019

Social media and school pressures are often blamed for a rise in young people saying they need help.


Venezuela crisis: A health system in a state of collapse

Friday 8th February 2019

Inside the hospital where there's barely running water, let alone medicines.


Measles outbreak declared in Philippines

Thursday 7th February 2019

Health authorities previously warned that more than two million children have not been vaccinated.


'I won't stop injecting tanning aids despite warnings'

Wednesday 6th February 2019

A man who injects an unregulated drug to boost his tan says he will not stop despite health warnings.


Can tech help plug the healthcare gap?

Wednesday 6th February 2019

Ageing populations around the world are putting pressure on healthcare...


Chronic conditions: What does ‘healthy’ mean when you have a long-term illness?

Wednesday 6th February 2019

For some, this time of year is all about being and keeping ‘healthy’ - but what does ‘healthy’ mean when you have a long-term health condition?


Instagram's most-liked egg cracks to reveal a mental health advert

Tuesday 5th February 2019

The egg, Instagram's most-liked photo ever, has been used to promote a mental-health campaign


Instagram's most-liked egg is actually a mental health advert

Tuesday 5th February 2019

The image of an egg, which is Instagram's most liked photo ever, is part of a mental health campaign.