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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!


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...


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

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...


CLEAR: Healthy Relationships Workshop

Monday 20th March 2017

CLEAR: Healthy Relationships Workshop As part of a government initiative, CLEAR have been contracted by Cornwall Safety Partnership (part of Cornwall Council) to deliver healthy relationship workshops in Cornish secondary schools...


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  


St Austell Brewery in the pink after striking Gold!

Wednesday 15th February 2017   http://www...


PHE How Are You Quiz

Tuesday 14th February 2017

Around 40 per cent of all deaths in England are related to poor lifestyles, such as smoking, drinking too much and being sedentary...


FOM Launches Guidance on Menopause in the Workplace

Friday 10th February 2017

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) has launched guidance on menopause in the workplace...


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 Event

Thursday 17th March 2016



BAME Living Library - Living Books Required

Thursday 17th March 2016



BAME Project Cornwall

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

Mental health trusts restrain patients 'every 10 minutes'

Thursday 16th November 2017

More patients and staff are being injured during incidents of restraint, according to new figures.


Indulgent grandparents 'bad for children's health'

Wednesday 15th November 2017

Regular "treating" and over-feeding is a common issue, according to a review of parents' opinions.


New lymphoma treatment developed at Cardiff University

Tuesday 14th November 2017

Researchers find a method to kill cancerous cells without destroying healthy cells.


Should healthcare be rationed for patients who smoke or are obese?

Tuesday 14th November 2017

Is it right for patients to be prevented from having certain types of treatment, unless they quit smoking or lose weight?


Virtual help

Thursday 9th November 2017

As mental health problems increase, could virtual-reality programmes help with the demand for treatment?


The VR that allows you to become your own therapist

Thursday 9th November 2017

Developers are using virtual reality to try to find ways of easing the stress on mental health services.


NHS staff 'working on edge of safety'

Tuesday 7th November 2017

Demand for services is outstripping the rise in the number of people employed by the health service in England.


'Speed up mental health support for children in care'

Monday 6th November 2017

England's children's commissioner says the system must help children recover from traumatic upbringings.


Helping a friend who’s struggling

Friday 3rd November 2017

How should we talk about mental health?


Directors at 'unsafe' mental health trust got pay rise

Friday 3rd November 2017

Four directors got pay rises at a mental health trust dubbed "the undisputed worst" in the country.


Rotten teeth 'more likely' in deprived areas

Thursday 2nd November 2017

Dental health varies widely according to area and wealth, a report on the nation's teeth finds.


Hunt challenges social media giants on cyber-bullying

Wednesday 1st November 2017

The health secretary says social media companies must help halt the rising rates of youth self-harm.


Health chiefs facing legal fight over cheaper eye drug

Wednesday 1st November 2017

Prescribing Avastin will save the NHS "millions of pounds", health bosses say.


Which has cleaner air: Eastbourne or London?

Tuesday 31st October 2017

The UK cities with atmospheres considered harmful to health by the WHO are revealed in a new report.


Young people 'not receiving mental health care they need'

Friday 27th October 2017

Children are facing long waiting times and unequal access to mental health services, a report says.


Scotland's health 'is not improving', auditors warn

Thursday 26th October 2017

Audit Scotland's annual report on NHS Scotland lists concerns over missed targets, waiting times and funding.


Young people 'not receiving mental health care they need'

Thursday 26th October 2017

Children are facing long waiting times and unequal access to mental health services, a report says.


Mental health sees 300,000 people leave their jobs each year

Thursday 26th October 2017

Poor mental health costs the UK economy up to £99bn each year, the Thriving At Work report suggests.


300,000 people lose jobs each year due to poor mental health

Thursday 26th October 2017

Poor mental health costs the UK economy up to £99bn each year, a report concludes.


'Depression lost me my job': How mental health costs up to 300,000 jobs a year

Thursday 26th October 2017

Employers are being urged to help staff, with mental health at work plans and open discussions.


Warning over Wales NHS Brexit 'catastrophe'

Thursday 26th October 2017

A hard or 'no deal' Brexit could have a serious impact on NHS Wales, a health expert warns.


Scottish government crackdown on unhealthy food offers

Thursday 26th October 2017

The Scottish government is planning a crackdown on price promotions and adverts for unhealthy foods.


Postnatal depression: Call for new fathers to be screened

Wednesday 25th October 2017

A campaigner wants all new dads to be screened for postnatal depression by health visitors.


Southend hospital set to pilot Airbnb-style scheme

Wednesday 25th October 2017

A healthcare firm aims to recruit people with spare rooms in a bid to tackle hospital "bed blocking".


Scotland's health 'is not improving', auditors warn

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Audit Scotland's annual report on NHS Scotland lists concerns over missed targets, waiting times and funding.


Clarke Carlisle on his mental health crisis

Tuesday 24th October 2017

Former PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle describes the moment a man found him in Liverpool, as he struggled with his mental health.


How graphene tattoos can monitor health

Tuesday 24th October 2017

The tattoo could be a wearable device measuring electrical activity of the brain, muscles and heart.


Health tourism

Monday 23rd October 2017

The BMA's Dr Mark Porter says between £200m and £500m may be recouped...


Patients need rest, not antibiotics, say health officials

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Health officials say many illnesses get better on their own and patients don't need prescriptions.


Health tourism charges come into force in England

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Providers of NHS treatment are now required to charge patients who aren't eligible for free care.


Health hero

Thursday 19th October 2017

The 12-year-old from the Black Country has been announced as one of BBC Radio 1's teen heroes.


'Handful of changes' make cancer

Thursday 19th October 2017

It takes between one and 10 mutations to turn a healthy cell cancerous.


Inpatient mental health care for new mothers 'unacceptable'

Tuesday 17th October 2017

An assembly inquiry calls for a new mother and baby unit to be opened in south Wales.


Mental health care for new mothers in Wales 'unacceptable'

Tuesday 17th October 2017

There is no mother and baby unit in Wales to help those suffering with mental health illnesses.


Concern over norovirus increase by Betsi Cadwaladr health board

Tuesday 17th October 2017

Wales' largest health board urges people to be alert to sickness bug.


NHS surgery waits run into years in Northern Ireland

Tuesday 17th October 2017

Waiting times are increasing as the health services struggles to cope, figures obtained by the BBC reveal.


Overweight child?

Friday 13th October 2017

The key advice for helping children maintain a healthy weight and reducing their risk of obesity.


Drawing identity

Thursday 12th October 2017

Twenty years after Bethlem Hospital founded a gallery the artists reveal how their mental health influenced their work.


Jeremy Hunt to pledge £20,000 'golden hello' for rural GPs

Thursday 12th October 2017

The health secretary is to announce new steps to attract more doctors to the countryside and coast.


Anime hero joins Japan's antibiotics resistance campaign

Thursday 12th October 2017

Japan's health ministry enlists Mobile Suit Gundam to combat overuse of antibiotics.


Jeremy Hunt: Is government on track with more GPs promise?

Thursday 12th October 2017

The health secretary promised 5,000 more GPs by 2020.


Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust back in special measures

Thursday 12th October 2017

The Norfolk and Suffolk trust is the only NHS mental health trust to be put in special measures.


Men and miscarriage

Wednesday 11th October 2017

Researchers think half of unexplained miscarriages could be linked to the man's health and have possibly found a treatment.


Overweight child?

Wednesday 11th October 2017

The key advice for helping children maintain a healthy weight and reducing their risk of obesity.


Why going sockless could be a health risk

Monday 9th October 2017

It may be fashionable but it's being claimed going sockless is not good for your feet.


Scottish government announces mental health funding boost

Monday 9th October 2017

The £500,000 extra funding will be used to improve online and over the telephone services.


Cash-strapped council leader attacks NHS spending

Sunday 8th October 2017

Welsh health services cannot overspend while councils face more cuts, says one local authority leader.


Assaults on mental health staff up 25% in four years

Saturday 7th October 2017

Workers describe a "powder keg" as a result of staffing shortages and service cuts.


Pesto sauces: Salt content has increased - campaigners

Wednesday 4th October 2017

Consensus Action on Salt and Health says two products are 30% saltier than seawater.


Pesto sauces: 'More salt than McDonald's burger'

Wednesday 4th October 2017

Consensus Action on Salt and Health says two products are 30% saltier than seawater.