Under Pressure: What exactly is Blood pressure and Why Is It Important?
10th September 2020
This weeks blog is written by Frankie Hayward our Senior Occupational Health and Well-being Coordinator in collaboration with Mark Newton-Livens our Occupational Health Advisor who features as an important case study. Take a read to learn all about blood pressure and how you can raise awareness to combat this disease as well as the latest updates on the Know Your Numbers Campaign 2020. There is information on what blood pressure is, what it means to have high blood pressure and what lifestyle changes you can make to maintain a healthy blood pressure.
Water Baby: Swimming your way to Improved Well-being
18th August 2020
In this blog Frankie discusses her personal connection to swimming and explores the theories behind how cold water immersion can improve mental and physical health. Frankie shares some of her images taken around the Cornish coastline and also highlights some important beach and sea swimming safety messages with her beach lifeguard experience. This has particular relevance, given the number of major incidents and emergency service call outs over the last few weeks in Cornwall.
365 Days Wild – why connecting with nature is needed now, more than ever.
11th August 2020
During these uncertain times, we may experience feelings of stress or anxiety far more frequently than we have done previously.
Looking after our mental health and wellbeing is important for everyone, and there are things that each of us can do in our day-to-day lives that can help support good mental health, including connecting to nature.
Cervical Screening Awareness Week - Olivia's personal experience
18th June 2020
What are cervical screening appointments like at the moment? Olivia talks about going for a screening appointment during the coronavirus pandemic.
Carer's Week 2020
9th June 2020
This week is Carer's Week 2020. In aid of this week Josie Fildes, one of our Health Champions, who works in Together for Families has kindly written this blog on carers, the support available and lots of signposting.