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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...


Help shape research into sexting among young people

Thursday 13th July 2017

Help shape research into sexting among young people Take part in a survey to help improve understanding of sexting among young people: As part of it's partnership with the UK Safer Internet Centre and together with Plymouth University, SWGfL are undertaking a research project to gain a more in depth understanding of sexting among young people in the UK...


Summer Holiday Cookery Workshops

Wednesday 12th July 2017

Summer Holiday Cookery Workshops This summer holidays Little Kitchen Magicians have an exciting opportunity for primary school children (aged 5-11yrs) who receive free school meals and pupil premium support at school...


Snapchat SnapMaps - Warnings Issued

Friday 7th July 2017

Snapchat SnapMaps - Warnings Issued Snap Map is a new feature recently added to the social media app 'Snapchat' that lets users share their exact location with people on their "friends" list in real time...


Have a view on PSHE?

Thursday 6th July 2017

Have a view on PSHE? We are looking for people who are involved in PSHE education, can spare 20 minutes and would like a chance to win a £100 shopping voucher...


Congratulations - Healthy Schools Awards

Wednesday 5th July 2017

CONGRATULATIONS!!! the following schools for achieving the new Healthy Schools Awards following their Summer Term submissions:   Fourlanesend Primary School Gulval Primary School Lewannick Community Primary School Marlborough School Mawnan C of E Primary School Newquay Tretherras Oak Tree School Richard Lander School St Day and Carharrack Community School St Dennis Primary Academy St Erme with Trispen Community Primary School St Meriadoc CE Nursery & Infant Academy The Bishops’ Church of England Learning Academy Torpoint Nursery and Infant School Trewirgie Infants’ and Nursery School   We are absolutely delighted with this news and would like to thank you all for your commitment to health and wellbeing in each of your schools...


PADL Awards Celebrations

Tuesday 4th July 2017

PADL Awards Celebrations On Friday 23rd June 2017, pupils from Primary School Councils across the County came together, in the Council Chamber at County Hall, to be recognised for their work in promoting democracy...


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...


What do you think of Change for Life?

Tuesday 13th June 2017

Our Public Health colleagues would be grateful if you could spare a couple of minutes to feed back to them on your views on the Change for Life - School Zone...


Health Promotion Service Newsletter - Summer 2017 Edition

Thursday 8th June 2017

Health Promotion Service Newsletter - Summer Edition The Summer 2017 Edition of the Cornwall and IoS Health Promotion Service newsletter has been launched...


SWHW Sun Safety Competition

Wednesday 31st May 2017

Help SWHW create local Sun Safety promotional materials Competition timeline: 5th – 30th June 2017   The School Workforce Health & Wellbeing project are running a competition open to all schools in Cornwall to create a poster, animation or short video to support their upcoming sun safety campaign “Slip, Slap, Slop!”...


In Your Corner Competition

Tuesday 30th May 2017

In Your Corner Competition The Time to Change campaign are excited to announce that they’ve teamed up with Life Channel to launch a competition for your students to create a short animation and develop a campaign plan about being there for friends...


National Charity Partnership launches challenge to help people kick-start healthier habits

Tuesday 30th May 2017

The Tesco, Diabetes UK and BHF national charity partnership has revamped and relaunched its online Goal Setter tool to give people extra support to change their lifestyle...


SWGfL Unveils New and Improved 360 Degree Safe

Thursday 18th May 2017

SWGfL Unveils New and Improved 360 Degree Safe 360 Degree safe is an award winning Online Safety self-review tool for schools...


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...


Youth MHFA Schools Course

Wednesday 26th April 2017

Youth MHFA Schools Course From Easter 2017 the organisation Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) will be offering secondary school staff the opportunity to attend a one day Youth MHFA Schools course and at no cost! In the first of this three year programme they aim to train at least one member of staff, in over 1000 secondary schools, to become a Youth MHFA Champion...


Childnet 2017 Film Competition Launched

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Childnet 2017 Film Competition Childnet has launched its eighth annual film competition to encourage young people aged 7-18 to create a short film to educate their peers about staying safe online...


Innocent Sow and Grow

Tuesday 21st March 2017

Innocent Sow and Grow Innocent have teamed up with Grow It Yourself to help children learn to love healthy food by growing some of their own at school...


Health Promotion Service Newsletter - Spring Edition Released

Monday 13th March 2017

Keep up to date with all things happening at the Cornwall and IoS Health Promotion Service (including an update from the Workplace Health team) by checking out the Spring Edition of the HPS newsletter...


Teamwork, social events and company culture are vital to happiness at work

Thursday 9th March 2017

Workplace happiness isn’t just about competitive pay and benefits, increasingly workers are placing greater value on company culture, team spirit, wellbeing and working conditions...


IoD Mental Health Hub Launched

Tuesday 7th March 2017

The IoD (Institute of Directors) has created a 'Mental Health Hub' that aims to help businesses promote good mental health within the workplace...


Latest Workplace Health Newsletter Released

Monday 6th March 2017

Check out the latest edition of the Workplace Health Newsletter by clicking here! This edition is a Workplace Health Awards Day Special! Relive what was a truly amazing day, or if you couldn't make it this year find out what it's all about - maybe we'll see your business there next year?


Workplace Health Conference & Awards 2017

Tuesday 28th February 2017

On Monday 27th February 2017, we held our 9th Workplace Health Conference & Award Ceremony at the Royal Cornwall Showground...


Public Health England South West Health and Wellbeing Team Newsletter

Tuesday 28th February 2017

Keep up to date with all things happening with the Public Health England South West Health & Wellbeing Team by checking out the February Newsletter


Workplaces are awarded for looking after staff health

Monday 27th February 2017


On Your Feet Britain

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

  The nation is now counting down to #OYF2017 #BIGWIGGLE on Friday 28th April...


TRAC gets Gold

Monday 20th February 2017  


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



*NEW* Heads Up training from Young People Cornwall

Monday 14th March 2016

Heads Up Mental health and emotional resilience training for young people...


National news archive

Boxer Bradley Smith: 'How anxiety nearly ruined me'

Saturday 20th January 2018

Bradley Smith, 20, from St Ives, people should talk more about mental health.


'The infection took my nose and legs'

Friday 19th January 2018

Oxford professor Liz Frood was fit and healthy until she was struck by what she thought was a stomach bug.


Health service 'haemorrhaging' nurses, figures reveal

Wednesday 17th January 2018

More than one in 10 leave the NHS in England every year, enough to staff more than 20 hospitals.


Revolution in health and social care urged in Wales

Tuesday 16th January 2018

There is an appetite for bold changes in the NHS and social care in Wales, says an expert review.


The 3,000-mile trip for mental health

Friday 12th January 2018

Jake Tyler began his epic expedition after suffering a "breakdown" in April 2016.


Cycling does not harm men's sexual health, study says

Friday 12th January 2018

The sexual and urinary health of cyclists is comparable with runners and swimmers, a study suggests.


Flu cases: Levels 'very high in hospitals'

Thursday 11th January 2018

Hospitals in England are seeing very high rates of patients with flu, according to Public Health England.


Why do the majority of NHS staff not get the flu vaccine?

Thursday 11th January 2018

Less than half of healthcare workers in Scotland are taking up the offer of a flu jab...


Flu cases: Surge in hospital admissions

Thursday 11th January 2018

Hospitals in England are seeing very high rates of patients with flu, according to Public Health England.


South Wales Police want mental health lessons for young people

Wednesday 10th January 2018

It comes as one force sees a significant rise in young people being detained under the Mental Health Act.


Pupils' school bags searched for unhealthy food

Wednesday 10th January 2018

The Charles Dickens School says any unhealthy food and drinks found will not be returned to pupils.


'Raw water': A dangerous new health craze?

Monday 8th January 2018

Start-ups in the US are charging up to £4 per litre of untreated spring water.


Teenagers turn to wrestling to help with mental health

Sunday 7th January 2018

Gym staff say wrestling has helped teenagers with a range of conditions to better manage their symptoms.


Thai penis whitening trend raises eyebrows

Friday 5th January 2018

A hospital said dozens of men had tried the service, though the health ministry says it's "unnecessary".


Health secretary apologises for cancelled operations

Thursday 4th January 2018

But Vaughan Gething says the Welsh NHS is well-prepared to cope with winter pressures on services.


Health secretary Jeremy Hunt sorry as A&Es struggle to cope

Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Health secretary apologises after NHS bosses in England cancel thousands of non-urgent treatments.


Abortion clinics to be given star ratings by Care Quality Commission

Wednesday 3rd January 2018

All healthcare organisations in England offering regulated care will have to publicly display results.


Health headlines in 2018

Tuesday 2nd January 2018

The BBC's global health correspondent Tulip Mazumdar takes us through what health stories to expect in the new year.


How to make your lunchboxes healthier

Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Parents are being urged to provide healthier snacks to children but which snacks are the most calorific?


Limit children's snacks to 100 calories, health body says

Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Parents should only allow two healthy snacks a day, a health body says in new year drive.


Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO

Tuesday 2nd January 2018

The World Health Organisation will include gaming addiction in its disease bible for first time.


Mental health: 'I restrained my son from killing himself'

Saturday 30th December 2017

A mother describes the affect her 12-year-old son trying to kill himself had on her own mental health.


Ysbyty Gwynedd pioneers electronic early warning system

Friday 22nd December 2017

An electronic "scoreboard" can now track any sudden changes in patients' health at a Welsh hospital.


Shingles vaccine 'has cut cases by a third' in England

Friday 22nd December 2017

But Public Health England is urging more people in their 70s to get their free injection.


Community singing 'improves mental health and helps recovery'

Thursday 21st December 2017

Singers at free weekly workshops in Norfolk say they are given a sense of belonging.


UK's most googled health issue of 2017 revealed

Wednesday 20th December 2017

Cancer was the UK's most searched for health issue, Google Trend data for 2017 reveals.


Superagers: Could drugs help defy the ageing process?

Wednesday 20th December 2017

How scientists are working to keep us healthier, for longer.


The mothers sharing breast milk on Facebook

Tuesday 19th December 2017

The Department of Health is coming under pressure to issue more guidance on the practice.


Return of prescription charges considered

Tuesday 19th December 2017

Charging for hospital car parking could also help raise cash, the health department suggests.


Proposal to bring back prescription charges in NI

Tuesday 19th December 2017

Charging for hospital car parking could also help raise cash, the health department suggests.


Impoverished healthcare at squalid Liverpool prison, report says

Tuesday 19th December 2017

Whistleblowers tell BBC News prisoners have died and others injured due to poor care.


What does it take to be a sprinter at 84?

Monday 18th December 2017

Irene Obera, 84, is one of a growing number of so-called 'superagers', who are living long and healthy lives.


Steroid abuse 'raising health risk for thousands'

Monday 18th December 2017

British heart doctors are warning that thousands of people who misuse anabolic steroids are putting themselves at greater risk of heart attacks and strokes.


Depression: 'I kept my head down to survive the day at work'

Monday 18th December 2017

People would rather talk to their colleagues about sex and money worries than mental health problems, says survey.


Neath family's £80k health bill for daughter's rare conditions

Monday 18th December 2017

Hannah Evans has to travel to London for treatment for three conditions as there are no specialists in Wales.


Almost half of under 25s 'never use a condom with a new partner'

Friday 15th December 2017

Public Health England launches a new campaign to get more people thinking about using condoms.


Parents giving children alcohol too young, researchers say

Friday 15th December 2017

Giving youngsters too many takeaways is also criticised as a health risk by the researchers.


Almost half of under-25s 'never use a condom with a new partner'

Friday 15th December 2017

Public Health England launches a new campaign to get more people thinking about using condoms.


Four Seasons Health Care gains breathing space

Thursday 14th December 2017

Four Seasons Health Care, which looks after 17,000 elderly residents, has secured its future for now.


Is England a healthy nation?

Wednesday 13th December 2017

From weight worries to smoking and drinking, the annual Health Survey for England provides a revealing insight into lifestyles.


Heat-not-burn tobacco 'is a health risk'

Tuesday 12th December 2017

The new tobacco products are safer than cigarettes but not risk-free, say UK experts.


Trial set for woman accused of mistreating patients

Tuesday 12th December 2017

Tracey Balantine is accused of mistreating three patients with mental health problems in County Antrim.


Major NHS trust put in special measures

Monday 11th December 2017

Health regulator NHS Improvement announces the step after trust chairman, Lord Kerslake, resigns.


Call for lung health screening in top football clubs

Friday 8th December 2017

Three in 10 elite footballers may be affected by exercise-induced asthma, a study has found.


Mental health: Jeremy Hunt says the NHS needs to 'be better' at dealing with crisis patients

Friday 8th December 2017

The health secretary says the NHS needs to be better at dealing with mental health crisis cases.


Welsh Government 'sticking plaster' on health services

Tuesday 5th December 2017

Spending on health does not seem to to be resulting in improved services, a senior AM warns.


Betsi Cadwaladr health board waiting times 'could halve'

Monday 4th December 2017

The prediction comes amid concern about higher than average waiting times at the health board.


Pledge to boost mental health support in schools

Sunday 3rd December 2017

The government promises to improve waiting times and bring in new mental health support teams.


Mental health: 'I was offered help two years later'

Sunday 3rd December 2017

George Hodgson was referred to adolescent mental health services - but faced a two-year wait.


Welsh and Scottish health ministers call for folic acid in flour

Friday 1st December 2017

The Welsh and Scottish health ministers want Jeremy Hunt to act to reduce neural tube defects in babies.