Coronavirus, an update from Active Cornwall

Access free support on Change4Life at work

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Change4Life is a national campaign to help people to eat well, move more and live longer. NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly has successfully bid for some funding to help local business share the Change4Life message with their staff as part of their efforts to create a healthier, happier workplace. If you would like to access some of this free support and resources then we would like to hear from you.

The two projects we are working on are:

1) A series of Change4Life events in local businesses where our health promotion staff will be on hand to provide some free healthy breakfast tasters and share ideas and information on getting more active in the working day. We are planning to hold six events across Cornwall in the Spring/Summer.
If you are interested in being one of those six locations please contact: Rachel Faulkner by Friday 4th March to register your interest and a one-page form will be sent back so that you can share your ideas.

2) Walk to Work Week is being held from 9-13 May this year. Walking is one of the easiest ways to get active and marking it a bigger part of your working week is a great way to relieve stress, increase energy and help achieve a healthy weight.

We are looking at developing a workplace walking challenge where you can enter a team or teams of people into a county competition. If you would be interested in taking part then please reply to Rachel Faulkner asking for more information to be sent to you.

We would like to encourage as many local businesses as possible to set themselves up for the Walk to Work challenge.  You can access a whole range of free Change4Life resources including information leaflets for staff, posters and walking challenges by visiting www.nhs.uk/change4life and choosing to register as a local Change4Life supporter.

Remember, supporting the health and wellbeing of your workforce can help to improve their performance and increase your profits. Research shows many employees are keen to find ways to be more active and eat more healthily within their normal working day. Please make the most of this opportunity to access some free support.

 

For further information, contact: 

Rachel Faulkner
Workplace Health Coordinator
Rachel.faulkner@ciospct.cornwall.nhs.uk
01209 313419
www.behealthyatwork.org