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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...


Book your Award Assessment Visits in now!

Tuesday 1st May 2018

Book your Award Assessment Visits in now!We are currently carrying out the Award Assessment Visits ready for our 'Annual Conference & Award Ceremony' in February 2019...


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...


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...


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...


Online Safety Training Offer

Monday 12th February 2018

Online Safety Training Offer Did you know that it was Safer Internet Day (SID) on 6th February 2018?  Maybe SID was a good reminder that you’d like a free update for your staff on how we can help to keep your children safe online?   We offer two types of online safety training at Cornwall Healthy Schools:    Online Safety Session Your Healthy Schools Delivery Advisor can deliver a 2 hour twilight or inset Online Safety session to help your staff and governors: Identify important aspects of online safety Signpost reliable sources of lesson plans to use in school Support and report Think about what next for your school   Thinkuknow Introduction Training A 3 hour certificated course delivered by our CEOP Ambassador for school staff that provides an overview of; the CEOP Command, the Thinkuknow education programme, new technologies and how children and young people use them, the main risks associated with these online environments, and how the Thinkuknow education resources respond to these risks...


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...


The Daily Mile Launch

Monday 15th January 2018

The Daily Mile Public Health Cornwall and Cornwall Healthy Schools are encouraging every primary school in Cornwall to incorporate a walk/jog/run for a mile a day from the 15th January 2018...


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...


Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Wednesday 15th November 2017

Youth Mental Health First Aid Mental health and emotional issues often develop during adolescence...


New Food in Schools Award and Competition News!

Monday 30th October 2017

New Food in Schools Award and Competition To celebrate two years of the Food in Schools Award this November, we are relaunching the award...


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...


MindEd - We recommend it!

Monday 25th September 2017

Highlighting: MindEd Have you heard about MindEd? It is FREE, quality assured e-learning on children and young people's mental health for all adults...


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...


New Term, New Training Offer

Monday 4th September 2017

New Term, New Training Offer: We've updated our training calender ready for the year ahead, why not head over to our training page and check out this years training offer - we have a whole variety of different sessions available on many important topics...


Workplace Health Award Assessment Visits

Monday 14th August 2017

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


Workplace Health Annual Report

Friday 4th August 2017

The Workplace Health Team have produced an annual summary report which we hoped would be of interest to you as close partners and supporters of our Workplace Health Programme Many thanks for your continued support


Bodmin Junior Park Run

Monday 31st July 2017

Bodmin Junior Parkrun The first Bodmin Junior Parkrun event will be on Sunday 3rd September at 9am at Hillside Park field, it will then be held every Sunday thereafter...


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...


Summer in the Workplace newsletter

Friday 23rd June 2017

Check out the latest edition of the Workplace Health Newsletter by clicking here!


National workplace health toolkits for employers

Tuesday 13th June 2017

Public Health England and Business in the Community have produced a collection of national workplace health toolkits for employers...


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

Are sweeteners healthier than sugar?

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Artificial sweeteners offer a sweet taste without the calories, but are they healthy?


£13.4m claw back over NHS Wales waiting time failures

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Three health boards fail to qualify for a share of £50m extra cash for improving waiting times.


Mental Health Awareness Week: 'My camera helped me beat anxiety'

Saturday 19th May 2018

A photographer's portraits of strangers helped him to overcome his mental health problems.


Are we eating at the wrong time for our body clocks?

Saturday 19th May 2018

Is when we eat clashing with our circadian rhythms and could changing our mealtime habits boost our health?


DR Congo Ebola outbreak 'not global emergency'

Friday 18th May 2018

The World Health Organization says it believes the outbreak can be brought under control.


DR Congo Ebola outbreak: WHO in emergency talks as cases spread

Friday 18th May 2018

The World Health Organization mulls a wider response as an outbreak in DR Congo spreads to a city.


DR Congo Ebola outbreak: WHO holds crisis talk as cases spread

Friday 18th May 2018

The World Health Organization will decide whether the disease is likely to spread internationally.


Young encouraged to speak out over mental health

Thursday 17th May 2018

"Mental health is really hard to express in words" - one of the reasons See Me Scotland is launching a survey about young people's mental health.


Rap producer Steel Banglez opens up about mental health

Tuesday 15th May 2018

Rap producer Steel Banglez shares his struggles with depression and how he was able to overcome it.


Sharp rise in mentally ill children aged under 11

Monday 14th May 2018

New figures show sharp rise in number of primary-age children referred for mental health help.


Prince William praises 'wonderful' NHS staff

Monday 14th May 2018

The prince pays tribute to "one of our country's greatest treasures" as the health service turns 70.


Sharp rise under-11s referred for mental health help

Monday 14th May 2018

New figures show sharp rise in number of primary-age children referred for mental health help.


Should we sleep and wake early to boost our health?

Sunday 13th May 2018

Some studies show night owls are at greater risk of health problems so should we all become early risers?


The women supporting each other through photography

Saturday 12th May 2018

The Girl Behind The Lens exhibition celebrates female photographers around mental health and recovery.


Foreign worker charge 'tears families apart'

Saturday 12th May 2018

Nurses from overseas who work in the NHS should not be charged to receive healthcare, union leaders say.


Daily Mile 'significantly improves health'

Thursday 10th May 2018

An initiative to get pupils to walk or run a mile every day leads to a major boost to their health, study finds.


Mental health plans 'failing a generation', say MPs

Wednesday 9th May 2018

Government's child mental health plan leaves hundreds of thousands without proper care, says report.


Improved mental health care funding for new mums

Tuesday 8th May 2018

New and expectant mums are to benefit from improved access to mental health services in England.


Ditch cranberry juice for urine infections

Tuesday 8th May 2018

There is no overwhelming evidence that it will help, says the health body NICE in new draft guidelines.


Can you make a community healthier?

Sunday 6th May 2018

Life expectancy in Fleetwood, Lancashire, is among the worst in the UK, with diseases linked to diet and drugs claiming lives.


Can the science of autophagy boost your health?

Saturday 5th May 2018

Autophagy is being hailed as the new way to lose weight, look younger and extend your life.


I was convinced my baby deserved a better mum

Friday 4th May 2018

At the end of maternal mental health week, one mother details her experience of post-natal depression and the help she describes as a godsend.


UK's most polluted towns and cities revealed

Friday 4th May 2018

Some 30 areas have air pollution levels above World Health Organization limits, its report says.


Dying woman's family witnessed Tawel Fan ward 'chaos'

Thursday 3rd May 2018

A family says a former north Wales elderly mental health ward was "like a circus".


Hidden fats: What’s underneath your skin?

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Sushi, 29, is an average-sized, healthy woman on the outside - but what about on the inside?


What is it like to be sectioned?

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Four people talk about their experiences of being detained under the Mental Health Act.


Doctors paying for sons to have HPV cancer jab

Tuesday 1st May 2018

Is boys' health being put at risk because they are not included in the official HPV immunisation programme?


Doctors paying for sons to have cancer jab

Tuesday 1st May 2018

Is boys' health being put at risk because they are not included in the official HPV immunisation programme?


Trust recalls 2,500 patients over treatment fears

Tuesday 1st May 2018

The recall comes after a review of a neurology consultant at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.


Will paying more for alcohol and sugary drinks make us healthier?

Monday 30th April 2018

The price of unhealthy drinks is going up - in the hope that we will make "better" choices.


Body cameras deter attacks and abuse at Welsh hospitals

Sunday 29th April 2018

Security staff at five of Wales' health boards now wear recording devices to try to deter violence.


Health bosses criticise visa rules over doctors shortage

Friday 27th April 2018

Health bosses warning patients are facing delays and rotas going unfilled because of cap on non-EU workers.


Health bosses criticise visa rules for doctors

Friday 27th April 2018

Health bosses warning patients are facing delays and rotas going unfilled because of cap on non-EU workers.


Should primary pupils get mental health counselling?

Friday 27th April 2018

A study suggests mental health counselling for primary pupils who need it could have economic benefits.


'We are at the beginning of a revolution in healthcare'

Thursday 26th April 2018

Low-cost genetic testing coupled with health data analysis is promising to transform medicine.


How knowing your genetic code could lengthen your life

Thursday 26th April 2018

Low-cost genetic testing coupled with health data analysis is promising to transform medicine.


Migrant rules 'leaving NHS short of doctors'

Thursday 26th April 2018

Health bosses warning patients are facing delays and rotas going unfilled because of cap on non-EU workers.


Primary school mental health counselling may help economy, study says

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Research estimates that every £1 spent on one-to-one counselling could earn a societal return of £6...


Forest bathing: How a walk in the woods could do you good

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Examining the art of how trees can help you find health and happiness.


'Six-fold benefit' from primary school mental health counselling

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Investing in mental health help for primary school children will boost the future economy, a study says


African female bikers raising health awareness in Nigeria

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Taking women's health awareness across Nigeria, on a motorbike.


Thousands of pre-NHS healthcare photographs discovered

Wednesday 25th April 2018

The images, which were taken before the NHS was founded in 1948, are discovered in an archive.


Where are you on the UK fat scale?

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Use this calculator to find out how your BMI compares with the rest of the nation and get tips from health experts.


How bacteria are changing your mood

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Scientists think "mood microbes" are a new frontier for improving the health of the brain.


BMI and obesity: Where are you on the UK fat scale?

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Use this calculator to find out how your BMI compares with the rest of the nation and get tips from health experts.


Awyr Las: Health board NHS charity cash probe urged

Monday 23rd April 2018

£450,000 is spent on a staff engagement plan to help a health board get out of special measures.


£6m pledge for children of alcoholics

Monday 23rd April 2018

The government funding will go towards mental health services and outreach programmes for parents.


Jeremy Hunt threatens social media with new child-protection laws

Sunday 22nd April 2018

The health secretary wants action from the sites on underage use, bullying and screen-time limits.


Cystic fibrosis: Company urged to lower cost of life-changing drug

Saturday 21st April 2018

Health ministers call on company to lower price of the drug Orkambi so that the NHS can afford it.


Allied Healthcare: Home care provider seeks rescue plan

Saturday 21st April 2018

One the UK's biggest providers of home care - Allied Healthcare - seeks a rescue plan.