The Healthier Lifestyles Award is one of the categories of the Health & Wellbeing Awards.
This award recognises the effectiveness of projects and programmes that improve the lifestyles of the most vulnerable and supports people to make healthier lifestyle choices.
The finalists for the Healthier Lifestyles Award 2019 are:
Wheelbeing supports people across Glasgow, Scotland's most deprived local authority, supporting people with multiple barriers to activity to increase their physical and mental wellbeing by enabling and encouraging them to fit cycling into their everyday lives as a leisure activity and/or mode of transport for long term impact.
Sandwell Council implemented a multi-agency ‘Blue Light’ approach to supporting high impact, change-resistant problem drinkers. They are currently expanding the approach after evaluation illustrated how the work had transformed the lives of some of the borough’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
Entered projects and programmes should demonstrate:
- Effective strategies to motivate and encourage healthy lifestyle changes through behaviour change approaches
- Promotion of healthy lifestyles with children and young people, adults and the elderly at a community level, or within a setting such as the workplace, schools or care homes
- Implementation of community/population approaches to health issues including physical activity, healthy eating and weight management, smoking cessation, mental health, sexual health, and alcohol and substance misuse
- How they have addressed inequality, through approaches such as equality impact assessment (EqIA) and/or working with groups represented within the equality act as demonstrating one or more protected characteristics
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 Healthier Lifestyles Award is supported by Silentnight Group.