Staying healthy can enrich all areas of your life
Health and Work
An important part of maintaining a good lifestyle is to include health and fitness. There are a number of activities and opportunities available to you no matter what your health and fitness levels or circumstances:
Sportmakers: The Sport Makers programme aims to inspire over 400 people in Cornwall to get involved in volunteering, with each of them receiving training and spending at least 10 hours organising or leading sporting activities. www.sportmakers.co.uk
Surf Action: Encourages people, in particular who are combat veterans and those aged over 50, to use surfing as an active yet mind- relaxing activity. http://www.surfaction.co.uk/
Move for Health: For those aged 50+ who would like to work, building on the positive link between health and employment. The objective is to work with individuals to reduce their ill-health through increased physical activity and physical fitness – as part of their journey towards training, volunteering or work.
Cornwall Sports Partnership: The Partnership is an affiliation of organisations that have joined forces to make sport and physical activity a part of everyday life in Cornwall.
Pentreath: A mental health charity which runs a number of projects to help improve individual’s health and wellbeing throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. http://www.pentreath.co.uk/
Health Promotion - Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (NHS) : Supports a culture of health and wellbeing in aiming to be an effective partner for improving health and wellbeing and to support and encourage good health promotion practice across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Offers information and programmes in a number of health related areas, including healthy living, stop smoking, weight loss and workplace health. http://www.healthpromcornwall.org/index.htm
Health Trainer Service
The Health Trainer Service has Health Trainers based from Bude to Penzance. Health trainers can help people manage their health and wellbeing and by doing so people stay in work and get back to work.
Health Trainer Office: 01209 310066
Amanda Thornton- Bude Tel: 07824417555
Marcia Henning - Saltash Tel: 07795496623
Bill Davies - Liskeard Tel: 07825365478
Jan Holroyd - Newquay Tel: 07825365469
Vacancy St Austell and The Clay Tel: 01209 313419
Indra Herbert - Treneere, Penzance Tel: 07740899599
Liz Denning - Kinsman and Berryfield’s, Bodmin Tel: 07500885331
Emma Wooderson - Malpas, Trelander and Malabar, Truro Tel: 07971 184 465
Helen Page- Redruth Tel: 01209 310066
Lesley Trenchard - Parc An Tansys/Pengegon, Camborne Tel: 07825056580
Sam Jones - Helston, Tel: 07795451568
Arts for Health – Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly: Arts for Health aims to improve health and well-being through creativity. Research shows that taking part in creative activities can greatly benefit people’s physical, emotional and mental health. The programme offers creative projects including music, dance, design, crafts, visual arts, theatre, writing and singing. http://www.artsforhealthcornwall.org.uk/
Get Active Cornwall: Offers information on activities and clubs available and provides advice and encouragement to develop a more active lifestyle. http://www.getactivecornwall.co.uk/
Housing and Mental Health Briefing Dec 2011
View the NHS Confederation’s briefing on Housing and Mental Health here. This briefing was prepared in December 2011 in partnership with the National Housing Federation.