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April 17th, 2020 | News

COVID-19 Support

We have set up a Coronovirus Support Page on our Wellbeing at Work website which has lots of information and guidance for Plymouth businesses.  This includes government and health guidance, staying active at home and mental health resources.

Keep in touch
Wellbeing at Work are still offering support and advice to Plymouth businesses by email, phone and ZOOM.

Visit the Support Page

Check out our New Blog

Follow our new Wellbeing at Work Blog which covers tips on keeping well whilst working from home, the importance of taking a break, mental wellbeing etc.

Visit the Blog

Coop Plymouth LSC and ACE Schools Multi Academy Trust Plymouth achieve their Bronze Awards  

Please read our case studies page for more information about our Bronze Award Winners

Read Their Stories

Summer Forum

Due to the cancellation of our Spring Forum we are now starting to take bookings for our Summer Forum on the 15th July. We will have the original agenda planned for the Spring which will include a Sleep Workshop by Plymouth Options and Alcohol Awareness Training by the Wellbeing Team.

We are sadly not able to move bookings over from the Spring forum so if you would like to attend on the 15th July you will need to book your place via the link below.

Please note we are currently planning for this forum to take place in July but this will be reviewed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please book your place if you would like to attend and we will contact you if we do have to re-arrange the Forum for a later date.

Book your Place

Virtual support to quit smoking

Emerging evidence from China has revealed that smokers with COVID-19 are 14 times more likely to develop severe respiratory disease. Smoking tobacco is known to damage the lungs and airways causing a range of severe respiratory problems. The evidence clearly shows COVID-19 virus attacks the respiratory system, which explains why smokers are at greater risk.

One You Plymouth continues to offer FREE smoking cessation support virtually and via telephone – please call 437177 for support.

Visit One You Plymouth Website

Ramblers #RoamSweetHome Challenge

The Ramblers and asking you to join them an take on their #RoamSweetHome steps challenge. From housework to dancing, they will have you reaching your step goal each day, keeping you fit, healthy and moving.

Can you climb Ben Nevis in the comfort of your home? Can you walk the Coast to Coast path in your living room? Can you walk one million steps in three months? (10,000 steps a day)

Sign up to the Challenge

BNF Healthy Eating Week 2020

Due to the escalating coronavirus situation, government advice for home working, and school closures around the UK, the BNF have taken the difficult decision to postpone BNF Healthy Eating Week until September 2020.

What is BNF Healthy Eating Week?

BNF Healthy Eating Week is a dedicated week in the year to encourage organisations across the UK (including workplaces, universities, and schools) to focus on healthy eating and drinking, and physical activity, and celebrate healthy living.

At the heart of BNF Healthy Eating Week are five health challenges

Eat more wholegrains
Vary your veg
Drink plenty
Move more
Be mind kind

Organisations taking part in BNF Healthy Eating Week usually focus on one of the challenges each day, but it’s up to you to decide what your organisation will do and when. Some organisations focus on just one challenge throughout the week whereas others take on all of them!

Find out More

Upcoming campaigns

5th May is Global Hand Hygiene Day/Clean Hands Day, a day to promote good hand hygiene which during the current COVID-19 outbreak is more impartant than ever to help prevent infections and illnesses spreading

Find out more about Global Hand Hygiene Day

4th – 10th May is Sun Awareness Week, a two-pronged approach combining prevention and detection advice. The first aim is to encourage people to regularly self-examine for skin cancer. The second is to teach people about the dangers of sunburn and excessive tanning, and to discourage people from using sunbeds, in light of the associated risks of skin cancer.

Find out more about Sun Awareness Week

11th – 17th May is Dying Matters Awareness Week. For more people to talk about dying, death and grief, the more people must be willing to listen. It can feel hard to be of a conversation about death, so Dying Matters Awareness Week 2020 will be based around talking about listening.

Find out more about Dying Matters Awareness Week

11th  – 17th May is National Vegetarian Week and will highlight to the wider public the benefits and pleasures of a meat-free diet. As more people look to make lifestyle changes, eating veggie is increasing in appeal and National Vegetarian week aims to show to communities and schools across the UK that vegetarian food can be vibrant and exciting to eat.

Find out more about National Vegetarian Week

18th – 24th May is Mental Health Awareness Week which this year has a theme of ‘kindness’,
celebrating the thousands of acts of kindness that are so important to our mental health. It will also aim to start a discussion on the kind of society we want to shape as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.

Find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week

31st May is World No Tobacco Day which this year will focus on protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use.

Find out more about World No Tobacco Day