Health Matters

YMCA Cornwall is a big supporter of its biggest resource – its staff. Without them the work of this organisation could not continue to the high standard provided. The way we do this is through the health, safety and wellbeing of all our employees, giving choices that support a healthy work-life balance.

Workplace Health

YMCA Cornwall has held CHAS (Contractor Health & Safety) Accreditation for safety procedures for 7 years, received the Workplace Health Gold Award four times, and was awarded the Investors in People Silver Award, a standard that defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well and demonstrates that our approach is to continue to support, develop and look after our staff through ever-changing times. We are now working towards Trusted Charity status. We have also signed up to a charter for employers who are positive about mental health. Read more about our Workplace Health initiatives here.

Every Mind Matters

There are little things we can all do to help look after our mental health. Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. The NHS “Every Mind Matters” website has expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. Answer 5 quick questions in the NHS Interactive Quiz to get your free plan with tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety, improve your sleep, boost your mood and feel more in control.

One You

Your health is important. But being healthier isn’t just about ‘doing the right thing’ – it’s about making changes to fit your life and make you feel good.

Public Health england’s “One You” campaign helps you make small changes that fit your life, so you feel better and healthier, every day. One You provides tips, tools, support and encouragement every step of the way, to help improve your health right away. You are not alone – One You can help you make small changes yourself, or with friends and family.

Making better choices today can have a big impact on your health. One You helps you get healthier and feel better with free tips, tools and support. Whether it’s moving more, eating more healthily or checking yourself — One You can help you make small, practical changes that fit in with your life.

Finding out more about your health and whether you have a risk factor for a health condition can be really helpful, because you can take action to make improvements to your health.

Is Your Heart Older Than You?

Lifestyle related factors like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, as well as smoking, poor diet and a lack of exercise, can increase a person’s risk of developing heart disease.

To increase awareness of heart health and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, Public Health England is encouraging adults to complete the new One You Heart Age Test and get a free blood pressure reading.

The Heart Age Test let you know how old your heart is (in comparison to your physical age) in under three minutes! It also provides tips on how to lower your heart age as well as ways to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.