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All things virtual!

September 21st, 2020 | News

All things virtual!

Wellbeing at Work Autumn Forum

Last chance to book!
To take part in our virtual forum on Wednesday 7th October please can we ask you to book your space. The forum will be covering alcohol awareness and sleep.

Book here


Wellbeing at Work Conference Jan 2021

The Wellbeing at Work Conference will be in partnership with the Devon Chamber of Commerce and held virtually on Thursday 28th January 2021.  Please can we ask you to save this date in your diaries.  More details on how to book will follow shortly.


Online Training is HERE!!!!

We are excited to announce our new online training package, which has evolved in line with COVID-19 social distancing restrictions. This includes:
  • Understanding Mental Health & Wellbeing (UMHWB)
  • Understanding Grief & Bereavement (UG&B)
  • Wellbeing Champions
For more information follow the link below.

Free adult training courses

‘Free courses covering digital skills, health and wellbeing, foreign languages and more are now available for adult learners in Plymouth and surrounding areas.

The courses are being provided by On Course South West, (part of the Council) to help adults achieve personal goals, support their wellbeing or develop confidence and abilities in both their personal and working lives.

There are 55 course options, all delivered through online learning platforms used successfully by On Course South West tutors and learners since March.

A focus on skills is a key part of our Resurgam economic recovery plan and the courses will feature on Skills Launchpad Plymouth, the one-stop service helping local people equip themselves with the skills and confidence they will need to play a part in the city’s future.

It supports those who are facing redundancy through the Adult Hub and offers targeted support for young people through the Youth Hub.

If you are aged 19 or over and would like to find out more call 01752 660713′ or follow the link below which will take you to the website.

Useful #Steptember Links …

Everything you need to know about Steptember is below – you are never too late to sign up for Plymouth’s Biggest Workplace Challenge.
What is Steptember?
https://vimeo.com/452557695Everything you need to know about how to sign up to Steptember:

Sign up link: http://www.activedevon.org/steptember/

We have also started a facebook group we are encouraging people to join once they have joined the challenge:

Wellbeing at Work #Steptember Blog …

Have you read about our favourite walks around Plymouth? The Wellbeing at Work Advisor’s are doing a series of blogs during Steptember to show our favourite walks and how we have  been getting our steps in.

It’s good to share
It’s good to share!
We are delighted to be able to share some fantastic wellbeing resources from St Luke’s Hospice. There is an excellent guidance document for Line Managers and a great COVID-19 Safety & Wellbeing Risk Assessment which line managers have used whilst talking to their staff and holding 1 to 1’s. St Luke’s Hospice have given us permission to share and these resources will be included on our website.Click here for resources page

If your business has any wellbeing resources which you are happy to share with the Plymouth business community please get in touch with us at wellbeingat.work@nhs.net

National Inclusion Week

National Inclusion Week
Take part in National Inclusion Week from 28th September to 4th October and take the opportunity to share and promote inclusion in the workplace.

Find out more.


Resources to NHS Track and Trace

Wellbeing Champion’s News

We have created a new section of the E-shot that is aimed at all our lovely Wellbeing Champions out there. In this section we will include up coming campaigns, information to be passed on for your colleagues and also any support that is needed.

Remember that if you have any questions about anything to do with your Wellbeing Champion role then please don’t hesitate to contact Charley on c.roberts24@nhs.net.

Upcoming Campaigns

National Cholesterol Month 2020 – Throughout the whole of October ‘Heart UK’ run a national campaign to raise awareness of high cholesterol.
Find out more and register your interest here

Breast Cancer Awareness Month  – ‘Wear it Pink’ every year run HUGE fundraisers for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
To find out more information about how you can get involved click here

Stoptober  – Every year Stoptober comes around where people dedicate the whole of October to quit Smoking. In Plymouth we have the One You Plymouth Team which is filled with practitioners to help quit smoking – is interested please ring 01752 437177.
To find out more about Stoptober click here

Sober October – This October Macmillan Cancer Support are running a campaign called Sober October where you don’t drink any alcohol the whole month.
To find out how to get involved click here.

5th – 9th October is Back Care Awareness Week – Now more than ever with working at home and different working conditions this week is really important. Back Care UK have dedicated this years Back Care Week to Nurses.
To find out more click here

10th October is World Mental Health Day – World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health.
Click here to go to World Federation for Mental Health

12th – 16th October is National Work Life Week is Working Families’ annual initiative that gives employers the chance to showcase how they provide work life balance for their staff.
Click here to find out more information and support the initiative

18th October is World Menopause Day – The theme for World Menopause Day 2020 is Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI).
To find out more click here