Date(s) - 25/11/2009
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Co hosted by the Royal Borough of Greenwich Healthy Living Service
Presentations made on the evening included:
Dr Mike Brannan – Regional Public Health Group, Department of Health on the Health Work and Well-being Challenge Fund for SMEs
Harold Coggins – workplace health through Tai chi
Helen Deaton – NHS Greenwich’s Healthy Workplaces Programme Manager will speak on her work in the borough.
Claudette Edwards – NHS Lambeth Staff Support Manager
Joy Ellery – Director of Knowledge, Governance and Communications at University Hospital Lewisham
Jerry Gibson – ACAS’ support of the role of line managers in promoting and achieving well being in the workplace – and the skills that will help them do this.
Charlotte Hall – Programme Manager, London Works for Better Health at the London Health Commission
Dana Hayes – Workfit Project Manager at NHS Islington on lessons learnt from workplace health in Islington
Grace Mehanna – Business in the Community – their Business Action on Health Campaign
Veronica Reynolds – Director of Walk England on the 2,012 Active Challenge Routes project an outline of this Be Active Be Healthy project and how to get involved.
Adam Shaw – The Stress Management Society – Walk Innovation – A new path to health.
Richard Smith & Stacy Woodward – Campaigns Manager for Living Streets’ Walking Works on how Living Streets promotes health in the workplace.
Richard Soulsby – The role of holistic life coaching in supporting personal well-being.
Andrew Stuck – “travel-abouts” – getting staff more physicaly active.
Donna Tzelepis – Fitbug – Supported workplace health tools to encourage employees to be more active.
Koy Thomson – CEO London Cycling Campaign on the formation of the Cycling Star Alliance, a new ‘one-stop-shop’ of cycling related businesses.
- Read what participants recommended for engaging and sustaining staff’s engagement in workplace health initiatives.
- Find more information on Living Streets’ Walking Works campaign.
- Some may find it useful to read the Executive summary of the Interim report on the NHS Health and Wellbeing Review and Published this month NICE guidance about mental well-being at work. http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PH22
- SMEs can bid for funding from the Government’s Health and wellbeing in the workplace challenge fund or download information here.
- Read about the Global Corporate Challenge and how it was so effective with the Nestle workforce.
Talk the Walk: Networking events for people promoting vibrant walkable neighbourhoods.
The format of a Talk the Walk event is fairly straightforward:
- Meet up, and go on a walk
- Mix and Mingle
- Listen to a 3-5 minute presentation – up to 16 at any event – (let us know if you have something you want to talk about).
- Ask questions – Share ideas – Create an action plan
Talk the Walk offers any participant the opportunity to speak to the whole group. The more speakers there are the less time each is given to speak.
Each Talk the Walk has a definite theme; themes have included: physical activity; emotional well-being and public space; animating public space; workplace health, retrofitting for walking; and children, play and independent mobility.
Bringing professionals from different fields together to promote walking is key to Talk the Walk, and in trying to achieve this and to keep costs to a minimum we have co-hosted Talk the Walks, with the Urban Design Group at the Arts Council, with Groundwork London, with Play England, with the London Borough of Bromley and with NHS Greenwich. We are always keen to hear from other organisations that can offer us a venue that accommodates 40 people.
You can read about previous Talk the Walks on this wiki and find out what participants think about them.
Go to Get in Touch page to register your interest in a Talk the Walk or other Talkshops we offer form.