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Team Newsletter
January 2017

Welcome to the next edition of the Health Promotion Workplace Team newsletter! This newsletter has been designed as a communication gateway between the Health Promotion Workplace Team and workplaces in Fife, and as a networking tool to allow organisations to share ideas and practice. 
Happy New Year from the Health Promotion Workplace Team!

Wishing you all a very safe and happy New Year. We are looking forward to continuing to work with you all in 2017!

The start of the year can often be a good time to start planning the health and wellbeing campaigns you want to get involved in during the year ahead. Remember to have a look at the Health Events Calendar and the resources available from the Health Promotion Information and Resource Centre to help with this.
Workplace survey out now!

Please take a few minutes to give us your feedback about the sort of workplace health, safety and wellbeing services that will make a difference to your workplace in 2017! Click here to access the survey. 
Information and Resource Centre open day - Thursday 23rd February 

The Health Promotion Information and Resource Centre will be holding an open day for workplaces to come along, meet the team and have a look at the new resources available. More information will be available shortly but please make a note of this date if you are interested in popping in - we hope to see lots of you there!
National No Smoking Day Meet the New Me - resource packs available

No Smoking Day packs with the theme 'meet the new me' will be available this year. If you would like a pack to promote this campaign in your workplace please click here or email to request one. 
Breathing Space - 52 weeks of kindness campaign

Breathing Space, Scotland's mental health phone service, are promoting their '52 Weeks of Kindness' campaign which launches on Wednesday 1st February, 2017. A 52 Weeks of Kindness calendar is available for your workplace and home to provide inspiration each week, with ideas for ways to make your day that little bit brighter.
Time to change campaign 

Resources are available for workplaces to promote Time to Talk Day led by ‘Time to Change’ and taking place this year on Thursday 2 February 2017. This year’s theme is focusing on how positive conversations about mental health can change lives.
British Heart Foundation DECHOX challenge

DECHOX is a nationwide sponsored challenge to give up chocolate for March - more info here
Good work case studies - help us!

This year we are keen to develop some of the great practice we know is taking place in workplaces in Fife into some case studies, and we are looking for your help. If you have any projects, developments or successes in your workplace that you would be interested in sharing, particularly around the theme of 'good work' then please get in touch to chat through your idea with one of us. 

Mentally Healthy Workplace Training for Managers - 22nd February

REHIS Elementary Health and Safety - 23rd February

Email for more info or to book any of these courses.

Campaigns and Events

World Cancer Day

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Check out NHS Inform and the Health Events Calendar for monthly info and campaigns!

We would love to know what you think of the newsletter and what sort of content is most useful - please get in touch with your feedback!

If you have any news or good practice you would like to share with other organisations in Fife let us know.

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Health Promotion Workplace Team
Haig House
Cameron Hospital
Leven, Fife KY8 5RG
United Kingdom

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