College picks up fifth Gold award for Workplace Health

Staff and students at Truro and Penwith College are celebrating after it’s awarded its fifth Gold award for Workplace Health.

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Healthy Workplace Award is a county standard of good practice, helping to encourage employers to continually consider and improve the health and wellbeing aspects of their workplace.

The award mentions a wide variety of the College’s campaigns, practices and staff support programmes including the College’s focus on management training, lunchtime walks and runs for staff, the award-winning Health, Wellbeing and Sport programme and support for stress management.

Truro and Penwith College has consistently received high results during the inspections, with this year’s results seeing seven out of the 10 categories receive full marks.

The report also singles out two members of staff for the work they do to ensure the College’s health and wellbeing initiatives are an ever-evolving success. Rebecca Buckland, Personnel Assistant at the College, and Tristan James, Assistant Personnel Officer, were both named in the report, which said: “Rebecca and Tristan are clearly very passionate and motivated and their commitment to this area of work has been instrumental together with the team of other staff members whom lead on certain health areas.”

Rebecca was thrilled to see the College awarded with Gold, which will be presented in a ceremony in March, saying: “To be awarded gold again for the fifth year really reflects on the College-wide collaboration from all departments and their staff in making our workplace a healthy and supportive environment. 

“Whether it’s providing training for staff such as Mental Health First Aid, supporting staff back into work, providing physical or recreational activities, creating a safe workspace or implementing new sustainability initiatives, the College is always looking to enhance our provision and the Healthy workplace awards helps us to keep striving to provide the best possible experience for our staff.”