Health & Wellbeing Awards: Health on the High Street

The Health on the High Street Award is one of the categories of the Health & Wellbeing Awards.

This award is inspired by RSPH’s Health on the High Street campaign.

It is aimed at organisations from retailers through to planning teams in Local Authorities which can demonstrate how they have made changes on their High Streets or in their business practices to improve the health of customers and local communities.


The finalists for the Health on the High Street Award 2019 are:

Motivated Minds - Happy Hub

Life expectancy is on average 8.6 years lower in the most deprived areas of Basildon than in the least deprived areas, indicating massive health inequalities across the Borough. The HAPPY Hub offers a one-stop-wellness shop in Eastgate Shopping centre, promoting the 5 ways to wellbeing. 

Essential Drug and Alcohol Services - Serenitea Café

Serenitea Café was created in Poole to reduce the stigmatisation of substance misuse, providing a safe learning environment for clients and local community to quench their thirst by offering opportunities to replenish social, emotional and health capital by joining different communities of practice from a range of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.


Award criteria

Entered projects and programmes can include:

  • Retailers increasing healthy options for customers
  • Retailers offering training and employment for local populations
  • High Street businesses providing opportunities to promote social interaction for local communities
  • Councils using planning to enhance public space
  • Planning and licencing being used to reduce unhealthy outlets
  • Charities providing local responses to need through retail (fundraising) or support and information (drop-in services)

Category winners have the opportunity to be selected for the prestigious Public Health Minister’s Award, while all finalists are considered for two special commendations given by Public Health England (PHE).

The winners are announced at the annual RSPH Awards ceremony. ​


The Health on the High Street Award is supported by Rolls Royce



Previous winners​

Find out more

For more information about the Health & Wellbeing Awards and the entry process, please see our Frequently asked questions. Alternatively, please email us.