Pendennis Shipyard hosted a special initiative last week highlighting health awareness and wellbeing among its 380-strong workforce.

Pendennis Health Education Week (PHEW) kicked off with personal water bottles being given to all staff, along with information on hydration levels.

Each day started with a 30-minute wake-up stretching and high intensity training classes with professional trainers after work proved popular.

Personal fitness was supported with back health advice from Falmouth Physiotherapy Clinic, and smoking cessation workshops from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Stop Smoking Service.

Health awareness initiatives included cholesterol checks, blood pressure and metabolic rate assessments, with advice on healthy eating and weight management to provide ongoing support.

Healthy eating messages were further supported by the onsite canteen which highlighted the healthy options available across the menu.

Mental wellbeing was also a key topic, with stress strategies provided by Outlook Southwest, and a singing workshop to promote social and cognitive skills, breathing techniques and good posture in a fun environment. At the end of the week employees took part in a walking treasure hunt through Falmouth.

MD, Mike Carr, explained: “Our company has a reputation as one of the best of its type globally. This is largely due to the experience and dedication of the skilled tradespeople and office staff in Falmouth, which is why the long-term wellbeing of our staff is key to the business.”