Wellbeing at Work are commissioned by Plymouth City Council to deliver services to businesses in Plymouth or to those businesses with over 50% of their employees having a Plymouth postcode.

Keep up to date this Autumn!

November 23rd, 2020 | News

Keep up to date this Autumn

Wellbeing at Work Virtual Conference Jan 2021

Save the date! The Wellbeing at Work virtual conference will be brought to you in partnership with the Devon and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce on Thursday 28th January 2021. This event will be advertised and booking will be open from early December.

Nominate now!

The nominations for Wellbeing Champion of the Year 2020 are now LIVE!!! If you have an amazing Wellbeing Champion that you think needs recognition then please download the nomination form from link below and send it to Charley Roberts (email below). Remember that being a Wellbeing Champion isn’t about HUGE campaigns, sometimes it’s just knowing you are there and working behind the scenes can be enough for your team. Closing date for nominations is Monday 14th December 2020.

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 

Download nomination form here!

Wellbeing Champion Case Study

We need you! We would love to hear what our lovely Wellbeing Champions have been up to over the recent months and would like to encourage you to share your stories.

Have a read at wat Jane and Lucy from Plymouth Options, Livewell Southwest, have been up to over the last few months with supporting their employees in their new working environments. Well done ladies, you’re doing a really good job!

We would love to celebrate your wellbeing achievements and so please get in touch with Charley on c.roberts24@nhs.net

Read case study here

Wellbeing Training Dates

Please follow the links below to book places into our virtual training courses. Face to face training in on hold following updated government guidance.

Wellbeing Champions: https://lsw-wbchamps-virtual.eventbrite.co.uk

Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing: https://lsw-umhwb-virtual.eventbrite.co.uk

Understanding Grief and Bereavement: https://understanding-grief-and-bereavement-workshop.eventbrite.co.uk

If you would like to book a virtual bespoke training session for your organisation then please email livewell.training@nhs.net which will take you to the Wellbeing Training Team.

Well done to everyone that took part in #Steptember

Here are the headlines from this year’s challenge!

111,841,759 steps

760 participants

83 teams

82,702.24 miles (equivalent to nearly 3.5 times around the world!!!)

4442.14 CO2 saved (the equivalent of 221 trees)

32,150,769 calories (equivalent to 77277 burgers)

60 prizes for 60 winners

This years has been our best yet! Each year we try to build a more successful challenge and with the help of your feedback, we can learn and improve. Please could we ask for 5 minutes of your time to complete our survey?

Click here to complete 5 minutes survey

Plymotion Business Support

We hope you’ve had a lot of fun taking part in the Steptember walking challenge and that you’re hoping to keep being active even though this year’s challenge has now finished.

There are lots of ways Active Devon, Livewell and Plymouth City Council can help.

Here are some ideas …

To read full article – click here

Diabetes Prevention: Know your risk!

Are you at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes? Would you like to reduce Covid-19 risk?

As part of the national campaign, you can now self-check you risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes by using Diabetes UK Know your risk tool

Before Covid-19 outbreak, the programme only accepted patients with Blood Test result of Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1C): 42-47 mmol/mol or Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG): 5.5-6.9 mmol/L taken in the last 24 hours. In which case, you can refer yourself to the programme by calling on 0345 999 0003 or filling out the form on http://devon.cc/dpp

Rapid access to the Diabetes Prevention Programme is being rolled out following research that revealed those living with diabetes face a significantly higher risk of dying with COVID-19. If your score indicates you are at risk of developing type 2 Diabetes, you will be directed to join the Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme. The Programme is free, and currently delivered with remote Zoom sessions or digital only option to support you in eating healthily, become more active and increase general well-being. Watch Harry’s story to find out more about what the programme entail.

November 2020 – Movember: Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month. To find out more information on how you can support follow the link below. Click Here

16th – 22nd November – Alcohol Awareness Week – This year the theme for this week is alcohol and Mental Health, for resources and case studies please follow the link below. Click here

1st-31st December 2020 – Decembeard 2020 – All across the country men will be putting away the razors and growing beards for virtual research and life saving work to stop bowl cancer. To find out more click here

2nd-7th December – National Grief Awareness Week 2020 – A week to raise awareness of all aspects of Grief and loss on a National Scale. To find out more click here

20th Dec 20 – 5th Jan 21 – Festival of Winter Walks 2020 – A week of Rambling Walks over Christmas and New Year to Start 2021 a fresh. To find out more click here