Happy, healthy children do better in school and they need happy, healthy staff to help them thrive. Staff wellbeing is a vitally important aspect of a whole school approach to wellbeing for all and our Whole School Approach to Good Mental Health workshops focus on our support for this.
The School Workforce Health and Wellbeing programme is commissioned by Cornwall Council, Macmillan and the Health Promotion Service and has been in operation since March 2014. The programme trains members of school staff to be Health and Wellbeing champions, whose job is to signpost to appropriate services.
Work is one of the most accessible places we can get guidance and support and the programme is committed to providing healthcare information and opportunities for school staff to live healthier, happier lives.
Healthy Workplace Award
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The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Workplace Health Award is a county standard of good practice and a quality mark of health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Several schools have used the award to improve the health of their workforce and support staff.
The aim of the award is to act as a toolkit to encourage employers, including schools, to think about ways to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees.
The toolkit provides steps to achieve and improve in a wide range of health areas covered in the ten award criteria.
The process enables focus on the current good practice in place within an organisation and assists in recognising priorities and providing solutions to addressing any highlighted issues specific to the company and the working population.