Wellbeing at Work Awards Continued Excellence Update
Wellbeing at Work are delighted to announce that we are working in partnership with Pluss CIC and have included the Disability Confident Scheme as part of our Continued Excellence Award Criteria. Please see our website for further details
Wellbeing at Work Awards for Micro-Businesses
We are delighted to announce that we have launched our micro business award scheme which is suitable for businesses with less than 25 employees. If you are interested in taking part in this programme then please contact us for more details.
What’s New on the COVID-19 Support Page
We are always adding new resources to the page. Recently added pieces include new Wellbeing Action plans, Domestic Abuse support, Ramadan Support resources and Vitamin D information.
Jenny’s Walking Adventures
Read more about Jenny’s Walking adventures in this weeks blog update
One You Plymouth Update
Due to the current situation with COVID 19 we have had to cancel all One You Clinics and Eatwell groups until further notice. If you would like support to stop smoking and or healthy eating advice they are able to offer telephone/virtual appointments with an advisor at a time to suit you.
You can contact the email via the link below of by calling them on 01752 437177.
We’re all now spending a lot more time at home than we might like, which is why staying as physically active as possible is more important than ever.
Join the Movement is a brand-new campaign by SportEngland, funded by The National Lottery, giving you the advice and tools you need to help you do this while the country deals with the coronavirus outbreak.
Gambling Support and Advice
During COVID-19 restrictions more people have ended self-exclusion schemes that stop them accessing online betting. We know that contributing factors to gambling addiction, such as financial distress, isolation and boredom are increasing during the lockdown. Please find key stats and support opportunities below:
• The Gambling commission states 0.7% of the population in the UK are identified as Problem Gamblers
• Approximately 430,000 people with 2.4 million at risk
• For every gambler 6-15 people are affected by their gambling
• £14.4 billion was lost by people gambling in 2017/18 in the UK
• Estimated 55,000 children who are problem gamblers
• Estimated there are between 250-650 gambling related suicides yearly
A problem gambler is:
• 2.69 times more likely to have visited their GP in the last 12 months with a mental health issue
• 8.54 times more likely to be accessing mental health services
• 5.53 times more likely to have been a hospital inpatient within the last 3 months
ARA Gambling Support Services
ARA Gambling Service provide counselling to problem gamblers and those affected by problem gambling across most of South West England and are the named Gamcare partner. Exceptions are Devon (Provider: SJP – Offices in Exeter) and Cornwall (Provider: All Out South).
Clients can ring 03301 340286 or e-mail: email@example.com to refer themselves for telephone counselling. Professionals can make the referral with their clients agreement.
In addition, ARA have a dedicated team who can provide outreach talks across the South West (including Devon and Cornwall). These involve 1 hour workshops to both young people aged 11-19 to raise awareness of problem gambling and professionals alike. If organisations are interested they can contact:
Lindsey Taylor – Devon and Cornwall – LindseyAnneTaylor@recovery4all.co.uk | Tel: 07903 321991
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.