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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...


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...


Health Promotion Service Newsletter - Summer 2017 Edition

Thursday 8th June 2017

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


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...


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...


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...


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 - Living Books Required

Thursday 17th March 2016



BAME Living Library Event

Thursday 17th March 2016



BAME Project Cornwall

Thursday 17th March 2016



National news archive

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.


Russells Hall Hospital: Patient treated after 'inspectors intervene'

Thursday 19th April 2018

Health inspectors on a visit to Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley had to intervene "as a matter of urgency".


Being a patient 'a full-time job'

Thursday 19th April 2018

Rising numbers of people have multiple health conditions, leading to endless appointments and check-ups.


Mental health patients want immediate diagnosis, says report

Thursday 19th April 2018

Research suggests patients would prefer to be told their diagnosis face-to-face.


Russells Hall Hospital: Patient treated after 'inspectors intervene'

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Health inspectors on a visit to Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley had to intervene "as a matter of urgency".


Marathon runner describes how the sport saved her life

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Lynsey Kelly is running the London Marathon to raise money for mental health after suffering PTSD.


Does vaginal seeding boost health?

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Does vaginal seeding expose babies to good bacteria or is it too dangerous?


Good bacteria: Why I put my poo in the post

Friday 13th April 2018

How analysing faeces could unlock the secrets of good health.


Sugar tax: Will paying more for fizzy drinks and alcohol make us healthier?

Thursday 5th April 2018

Unhealthy drinks are about to get more expensive - in the hope that we will make "better" choices.


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

Thursday 5th April 2018

Unhealthy drinks are about to get more expensive - in the hope that we will make "better" choices.


Ex-health secretary being treated for bowel cancer

Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Lord Lansley, who was in the cabinet in 2010, is calling for the roll-out of a national screening scheme.


Welsh health boards' deficit reaches £163m

Wednesday 28th March 2018

Four Welsh health boards now have a combined rolling deficit of £360m over three years.


NHS: PM to look at 'multi-year' funding plan for health service

Tuesday 27th March 2018

The PM says she wants to move away from annual cash "top-ups" to allow health service to plan for future.


Southern Health fined £2m over deaths of two patients

Monday 26th March 2018

Southern Health admitted failings over the deaths of Teresa Colvin and Connor Sparrowhawk.


Southern Health fined £2 million over deaths of two patients

Monday 26th March 2018

Southern Health admitted failings over the deaths of Teresa Colvin and Connor Sparrowhawk.


A blueberry muffin 'could have day's worth of sugar'

Thursday 22nd March 2018

Health experts say the researchers' findings show how easy it is to consume "huge" amounts of sugar.


Llandough Hospital: Barry woman's 'let my daughter home' plea

Tuesday 20th March 2018

Laura Clode has been at a mental health unit at Llandough Hospital since last June.


Class A drugs 'brought in for patients' at Essex mental health trust

Tuesday 20th March 2018

The BBC uncovers allegations that staff at an Essex mental health trust supplied vulnerable patients.


Living healthily in Qatar: Why's it hard?

Sunday 18th March 2018

In Qatar, over 70% of the population is overweight or obese.


Living healthy in Qatar: Why's it hard?

Sunday 18th March 2018

In Qatar, over 70% of the population is overweight or obese.


Men with low sperm counts at increased risk of illness, study suggests

Sunday 18th March 2018

A study finds men with low sperm counts are more likely to have health issues that put them at risk.


Thousands more women with heavy periods to be offered test

Wednesday 14th March 2018

A hysteroscopy examines the inside of the womb and improves diagnoses, health officials say.


PMQs: Corbyn asks May about Hawking on health funding

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Jeremy Corbyn quotes the late Prof Hawkins when he asks about finances and staff numbers in the NHS.


Alcohol price law 'important tool' in tackling drinking

Tuesday 13th March 2018

Wales' health secretary urges assembly members to back the bill ahead of a Senedd debate.


Philip Hammond hints at 'headroom' for more NHS spending

Tuesday 13th March 2018

The chancellor gives the clearest indication yet he is prepared to find more cash for the health service.


Girls' guide to what a 'normal' vulva looks like

Monday 12th March 2018

The online reference tool, designed by health experts, aims to stem the cosmetic surgery "designer vagina" trend.


Poor rural Victorians 'had best diet'

Friday 9th March 2018

The healthiest regions were often the most isolated and diets were more varied, research suggests.


'I had a hysterectomy after periods made me suicidal'

Friday 9th March 2018

For years, Lucie was treated for mental health problems - in fact she had a severe form of premenstrual syndrome.


Health 'to start failing at 47' in parts of Blackpool and Middlesbrough

Wednesday 7th March 2018

The gap in healthy life expectancy between the best and worst areas is more than 30 years, figures show.


Britain needs to go on a diet, says top health official

Tuesday 6th March 2018

Health officials want a cut in the portion sizes of pizzas, ready meals, processed meat and takeaways.


'Opportunities missed' by trust before Poundland attack

Monday 5th March 2018

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust apologised for failing to share information with police.


Government must give more money to healthcare, says professor

Wednesday 28th February 2018

Satisfaction with the NHS is falling and Prof John Appleby says the government needs to address this.


Meningitis B family 'disgusted' over lack of action

Tuesday 27th February 2018

Health Minister Steven Brine will face MP's to explain why a vaccines report has yet to be published.


Healthy chicken shops to fight obesity

Tuesday 27th February 2018

Experts urging schools, high streets and even takeaways to get on board in the fight against obesity.


Millennials 'set to be fattest generation'

Monday 26th February 2018

Over 70% of them will be overweight or obese before they reach middle age, health experts say.


Grieving dad urges people to talk about mental health

Sunday 25th February 2018

Andrew MacLeod's daughter Kayley took her life, aged 21, after battling mental health problems.


NI mental health charities urge action over 'crisis'

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Charities say the situation is exacerbated by Northern Ireland's ongoing "political dysfunction".


Debtors with mental health problems need 'breathing space'

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Charities say people with mental health problems should be given "breathing space" to sort out debts.


Is loneliness affecting your health?

Wednesday 14th February 2018

BBC Radio 4 wants you to take part in an experiment on the extent and effects of loneliness


What makes us happy?

Tuesday 13th February 2018

Scientists are researching how life's ups and downs affect our mental health.


Anger as reports into Tawel Fan ward scandal are delayed

Tuesday 13th February 2018

Families react angrily to news two reports into serious failings at a mental health ward are to be delayed.


Orthorexia: My 'healthy food' eating disorder

Tuesday 13th February 2018

Here's what extreme "clean-eating" did to one woman.


Josh Quigley cycled the world after surviving suicide

Monday 12th February 2018

Josh Quigley rode over 10,000 miles to raise awareness of mental health issues after attempting to take his own life.


NHS Scotland embarks on global radiologist search

Monday 12th February 2018

Nine health boards are trying to attract radiologists to fill 32 vacancies across Scotland.


Schools struggle to get mental health help, says survey

Friday 9th February 2018

Nearly half the 655 head teachers quizzed by a charity flagged this as an issue.


Failed NHS trust caused 'unnecessary harm' to patients

Wednesday 7th February 2018

Senior leadership team at Liverpool Community Health was out of its depth, a review finds


Hunt orders review of disciplining doctors after Bawa-Garba case

Tuesday 6th February 2018

The Health Secretary says lessons need to be learned about how to handle medical malpractice.


E-cigarettes 'should be on prescription'

Tuesday 6th February 2018

A review into e-cigarettes found they were far safer than smoking, Public Health England says.


The extraordinary healing powers of music

Monday 5th February 2018

The US National Institutes of Health is exploring the relationship between music and the brain.