- 04 March 2019
After a thorough and rigorous judging process, the shortlist for the Health & Wellbeing Awards 2019 has been confirmed.
As 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 twelfth 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 2019 shortlist
Arts & Health Award - supported by the Philipp Family Foundation
Falls are traumatic for older people and a major challenge for the health system. Dance to Health smuggles evidence-based exercise into creative, sociable dance. It is for older people who have had a major fall or in danger of one. It is available in six areas across England and Wales.
Children & Young People Award - supported by Irwin Mitchell
The Empathy Project is an innovative peer-to-peer social prescription scheme for 11-17s in A&E departments in Hertfordshire.
Many 11-17s present at A&E with mental health issues/harming behaviours. Busy clinical staff struggle to meet their needs – a missed early help opportunity. Social prescription via peer-volunteers is an effective alternative.
Community Health Development Award - supported by Slimming World
There is evidence that the uptake of the cancer screening programme is poor amongst British Muslims. The British Islamic Medical Association decided to raise awareness of and dispel the myths surrounding these programmes by reaching out to the public using mosques, community centres and radio stations across the country.
Healthier Lifestyles Award - supported by Silentnight Group
Health & Wellbeing in Workplaces Award - supported by Medigold Health
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (Risk and Intelligence Service) - Attendance and Wellbeing Programme
Health on the High Street Award - supported by Rolls Royce
Public Mental Health & Wellbeing Award - supported by GambleAware
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!”