Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from everyone at the Wellbeing at Work team – we look forward to working with you all over the coming year.

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Annual Update

Our annual update is fast approaching, so make sure you’ve booked your ticket!

Taking place at Boringdon Park Golf Club on 29 January, you can look forward to information including a national workplace health update and how to produce ‘good’ work from Martin White and Steve Smeeth of Public Health England South West, talks from businesses who have achieved Wellbeing at Work Awards, as well as presentations to new Award winners including the Wellbeing Champion of the Year.

Make sure you have nominated your Wellbeing Champions by downloading this form and emailing it back to wellbeingat.work@nhs.net (entries close 13 January 2020) and don’t forget to book your ticket to the event using link below.

BOOK YOUR PLACE AT THE ANNUAL UPDATE
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HellermanTyton achieve Bronze award

HellermanTyton is celebrating after achieving Bronze status within the Wellbeing at Work programme and receiving recognition for its work to improve the health and wellbeing of its staff.

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WorkFit Survey

SERIO, an applied research unit at the University of Plymouth, has been commissioned by Pluss and Livewell Southwest to conduct the evaluation of WorkFit, a project which aims to support people with mental health and/or musculoskeletal conditions to stay in work. As part of the evaluation, SERIO would like to understand more about the need for a service like this for businesses and organisations in Plymouth and would like to invite you to share your views via the survey link here:

Take the survey

If you have referred into WorkFit, the survey will also explore your experiences of referring in terms of what works well and/or less well, your thoughts on the effect of WorkFit on you and the people you refer, and how WorkFit could be improved. For those who have not referred to WorkFit, the survey will take around 3 minutes to complete. For those who have referred, it will take around 10 minutes to complete depending on your answers.

All of your responses will remain anonymous and will be sent directly to SERIO. They will then summarise the responses from all of the other surveys with referrers into an evaluation report which will be shared with the WorkFit team, its funders and other stakeholders, and may also be made publicly available.

If you have any questions, or decide after completing the survey that you would prefer not to be involved in the evaluation, please contact Donna Vascott either by email at donna.vascott@plymouth.ac.uk or by phone on 01752 588990 by 31 January 2020, as this is when data analysis will begin. If you decide to withdraw your response, this will have no bearing on your relationship with the WorkFit project or any support associated with it.

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Book your ticket!

This is your chance to ask our expert panel questions about mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

The panel includes a local solicitor, Mindful Employer, Livewell Southwest, University of Plymouth HR & Leadership, and people with lived experience.

This event also provides you with the opportunity to network with others to promote mental health support and to become Disability Confident, while taking advantage of a free evening buffet.

Limited places are available so please book your place as soon as possible, and don’t forget to bring along any questions you wish to ask. Please feel free to share this event within your network.

Book your ticket

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Upcoming campaigns

Dry January is now under way, encouraging people to give up alcohol for the month. It only takes three weeks to break a habit, so this could be your rote to happier, healthier drinking long term.

Find out more about Dry January

4 February is World Cancer Day, a global event which aims to save millions of lives each year by encouraging individuals to take action to prevent cancer.

Find out more about World Cancer Day

7 February is Time To Talk Day, a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives.

Find out more about Time To Talk Day