Health and Wellbeing Resources
We are always keen to offer the support and advice that you need and want. As well as our dedicated COVID-19 support page, did you know that we also offer free health and wellbeing resources which can be used for your staff noticeboards or intranet? Topics include healthy eating, hydration, physical activity and smoking.
Mental Health Awareness week (18th-24th May) is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation and this year there is a specific focus on Kindness. Research shows that kindness and our mental health are deeply connected, and this year this is particularly important as we find ourselves faced with the Coronavirus pandemic, affecting our everyday lives.
Wellbeing at Work Forum
Unfortunately we have had to cancel our 15th July forum due to COVID-19 but we have rescheduled this for 7th October. We will still be running a Sleep Workshop by Plymouth Options and Alcohol Awareness Training by the Wellbeing Team. We will review this in line with government guidance nearer to the time but booking is now open. Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis.
Lets Talk Loneliness Campaign
The Government has launched a major effort to tackle loneliness and social isolation during the COVID-19 outbreak and period of social distancing. The latest #Let’sTalkLoneliness public campaign has been rolled out to get people talking openly about loneliness, which includes new public guidance offering useful tips and advice on what to do to look after yourself and others safely.
What’s New on the COVID-19 Support Page
We are always adding new resources to the page. Recently added pieces include information around Smoking in Pregnancy, an easy read version of the Staying at Home Guide, and an Isolation Activity Guide.
If you have not yet seen our blog then why not check it out today. Read all about why Jenny loves walks in the rain and why gardening brings joy to Chris.
How Can We Help You?
We are keen to hear of anything else that you would like Wellbeing at Work to offer and any feedback that you might have for us. Would you like advice and information on a Wellbeing Topic which we don’t currently offer? Are we missing any content that our Wellbeing Champions might find useful? Are there any wellbeing training courses which you would like us to offer? Please let us know your thoughts!
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.
8th – 14th June is Carers Week, an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
14th June is World Blood Donor Day. Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.
15th – 21st June is Men’s Health Week which helps to promote men’s health, bringing awareness to health issues that affect men disproportionately and focuses on getting men to become aware of problems they may have or could develop, and gain the courage to do something about it.