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Northamptonshire Healthy Workplace Week 2018

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Northamptonshire Healthy Workplace Week 14 - 18 May 2018

Now in its fourth year, Healthy Workplace Week has become an annual feature on Northamptonshire's calendar.

Healthy Workplace week aims to engage businesses from across Northamptonshire to get involved in various initiatives during the week to increase awareness, educate, inspire and activate employees to take care of their health and wellbeing.

The locally driven awareness campaign aims to provide businesses with ideas, activity, information and resources which can be used to help shine the spotlight on health and wellbeing in the workplace.

The key organisations driving the week are: Northamptonshire Sport, Northamptonshire Public Health, Adult Learning Learn2b Service, First for Wellbeing and the University of Northampton.

The theme for 2018 will be STRESS and RESILIENCE and we are encouraging businesses across the county to run their own employee health and wellbeing events and activities to tie in with this theme. To help you do this we running some activities and initiatives that may want to take sign up for!! For more information visit

Free Introductory Resilience / Mindfulness / Stress Workshops

During the week Learn2b are offering workplaces FREE introductory courses on Resilience / Mindfulness / Stress Management delivered in the workplace. If you would like more information please contact Sue.Bennett@firstforwellbeing.co.uk

National Walking Month

Did you know that May is National Walking Month? So why not help celebrate by organising your own walk this May and raise money for our life saving research.

This year, government figures show that 20% fewer people are walking for at least 10 minutes a week – a huge third of England's population. Plus, we still have fewer children walking to school than we did a generation ago and we want every child that can, to walk to school.

By taking part in Just Walk, you can help support the 7 million people living with heart and circulatory diseases in the UK. You can walk wherever and whenever suits you, and it's an easy way to fundraise for the BHF. Remember, every pound you raise will fund research that's so urgently needed to help us beat heart disease.

Join not join us throughout the month and track your minutes on the Active10 Walking Tracker app.

Healthy Workplace Week Virtual Walking Challenge

To celebrate National Walking Month we are running a Healthy Workplace Week Virtual Walking Challenge throughout the month. The competition is fun, flexible and free. You can take part with colleagues to compete against other workplaces, you can do it in your spare time when it suits you. All you need is a team of 4. Click on the link below for more information and to take part.

Workplace Challenge Archery Competition

Come and shoot a few arrows on Tues 15 May at the Workplace Challenge Archery Competition The competition will take place in teams of 4. Equipment will be provided and coaches from Wellingborough Open Archery Club will be on hand to teach you the basics and deliver the competition. Open to all abilities so give it a go! The event starts at 6pm at Wellingborough Old Grammarians.

NHWW18 Business Seminar

Our infamous NHWW18 Business Seminar is the highlight of the week and will take place on Friday 18 May. The event provides businesses with a platform to learn more about our thematic topics, share examples of good practice and network. The seminar is free to attend. For more information and to register click on the link below:

Healthy Workplace Resources

Public Health England (PHE) and Business in the Community (BITC) have published a number of workplace health toolkits which are aligned to this years Healthy Workplace Week:

Developing Resilience - an evidence based guide for employers

Emotional Resilience

Emotional Resilience and Productivity

Mental Health for Employers

Physical Activity, Healthy Eating and Healthier Weight: a toolkit for employers

PHE One You Employer Toolkit

MHFA Training Brochure

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