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Keep on Networking!

October 5th, 2020 | News

Keep on Networking!

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 delivered by the Wellbeing Team, Livewell Southwest, and Sleep delivered by Plymouth Options.

Book your place

Supporting the Wellbeing of your Employees

Devon Chamber of Commerce hosts regular virtual networking meetings called #Chamberlive. This week Jenny – one of our Wellbeing at Work Advisors had the opportunity to present along with Ben Mitchell from Pirkx. The meeting was about “Supporting the Wellbeing of your Employees”. Check out the link below if you want to see what you might of missed.

To watch #Chamberlive recording

PHE SW Worklessness and Workplace Wellbeing Networking 

If you are interested in becoming more involved in wellbeing and would like the opportunity to join in a regional network meeting for wellbeing providers and businesses then why not join our group.  Monthly virtual meetings are organised by Public Health England and are a useful way to find out what is going on in your region and receive the latest news from PHE.  For more information please contact us. Contact us

#Steptember Wellbeing Champion Winners!

Drum roll please!!! …
A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Claire and Susie from Home-Start Southwest and Devon who won our Wellbeing Champion’s Steptember Prize – 2 x Activity Trackers!
Claire and Susie have taken the Steptember idea and ran with it – from Walking meetings, Team catch ups and also to get some time away from the office, they both have done amazingly! And getting the whole team involved at the same time – which sometimes can be the hardest part!
Well done the both of you!

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.

Visit blog

PHE Covid-19 Supporting Workforce Resources

Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of your workforce
The coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown has put extra pressures on our businesses and our mental health and wellbeing. You may already know that 1 in 4 workers has considered resigning due to stress and 1 in 10 has resigned due to stress. More recently you may have heard about concerns from your staff about added pressures in their lives including financial worries, fear of job loss, bereavement, domestic abuse and social isolation.

Access resources here

NHS Covid-19 App

NHS Resources for test and trace

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.

Wellbeing Champion’s News

You can now book Wellbeing Champions as a virtual training session for your business. We are getting booked up fast and 2020 is almost full so if you want to get the ball rolling to either start your Bronze Award, finish your Bronze Award or to just get some/increase Wellbeing Champions within your business please email livewell.training@nhs.net

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