After a thorough and rigorous judging process, the shortlist for the Health & Wellbeing Awards 2018 has been confirmed.
This year saw a 60% increase in entries compared to 2017, demonstrating that the programme continues to increase in stature and recognition. RSPH would like to thank all the entrants for contributing to that success and all the work that went into preparing their applications.
Now in its eleventh year, the Health & Wellbeing Awards is the UK's premier awards scheme for promoting health and wellbeing.
The Awards recognise and celebrate a wide range of activities, policies and strategies that empower communities and individuals, improve the population’s health and address the wider social determinants of health.
Health & Wellbeing Awards 2018 shortlist
Arts & Health Award - supported by the Philipp Family Foundation
The Building Stories project supports marginalised and disadvantaged children and young people, aged 8-25 within the Liverpool City region, to engage in guided comic book reading and creation sessions in order to increase their literacy and improve their overall mental health.
The Created Out of Mind team aims to challenge and shape perceptions of dementias through science and the arts. By combining psychological and physiological measures with lived experiences, it aims to better understand how the arts can enable communication and connection, and enhance the lives of people living with dementias.
Children & Young People Award - supported by the England and Wales Cricket Board
The Children’s Sleep Charity - Intensive behavioural intervention to improve sleep in vulnerable children
Community Health Development Award - supported by Irwin Mitchell
Speak Up Against Cancer is a 3-year cancer awareness/early diagnosis service in Brighton and Hove, using the hook of Brighton & Hove Albion FC as a key engagement tool. Aiming to increase early diagnosis by increasing awareness, knowledge and confidence about signs and symptoms of cancer and NHS screening programmes.
Since 2015, Midland Mencap has been providing inclusive hockey sessions for people with learning disabilities, but welcomes people with a whole range of disabilities. It is a part of a larger UK para-hockey movement called 'Flyerz' which aims to make hockey inclusive and competitive to all regardless of need.
The Pharmacy serves a community in one of the most deprived areas of Dudley with the least accessibility to health services. The team is passionate about improving public health and organises health promotion events in the community as well as in the pharmacy, and is highly valued as a community asset.
Healthier Lifestyles Award - supported by Silentnight Group
Health on the High Street Award - supported by the End High Cost Credit Alliance
Don’t Gamble with Health is a gambling harm-minimisation project based in Islington, North London. The team worked with high street betting shop staff in the local area to improve their understanding of gambling-related harm, and to provide support service to customers who are at risk or impacted by gambling related harm.
Originating in Surrey and Buckinghamshire, Eat Out Eat Well is now promoted across 22 local authorities in over 900 successful establishments. Updated to include the Government Buying Standards for Food, it is designed to give recognition to caterers offering healthier choices to their customers, through a structured and assessed framework.
Public Mental Health & Wellbeing Award - supported by GambleAware
MumsAid is a charity founded to address the gaps in psychological support for women during and after pregnancy. Operating in Greenwich, it supports mothers (including teen mums) who are experiencing perinatal mental health problems like postnatal depression, and provides training to raise awareness and combat the stigma surrounding mothers’ mental health difficulties.
Workplace Health & Wellbeing Award - supported by Medigold Health
Category winners will have the opportunity to be selected for the prestigious Public Health Minister’s Award, while all finalists will be considered for two special commendations to be given by Public Health England (PHE).
Shirley Cramer CBE, Chief Executive at RSPH, said: “The Health and Wellbeing Awards is the UK’s premier awards scheme for promoting health and wellbeing, and every year the quantity and quality of entries continues to rise. To be shortlisted from among such strong competition is a fantastic achievement, so every organisation that has made it to this stage can be rightly proud of the work they are doing to improve and protect the public’s health. We look forward to coming together in October to find out the winners, share best practice, and celebrate success. Good luck to all the finalists!”