Health & Wellbeing Awards: Healthier Lifestyles

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.

Shortlist 2018 

Buckinghamshire County Council - Active Bucks

Large numbers of Buckinghamshire residents are inactive. Active Bucks has engaged and retained residents in self-sustaining activities, providing a population-level, evidence-based approach to increasing activity, particularly for inactive residents. Significant community engagement resulted in activities that residents wanted, increasing the success and sustainability of the activities with no further funding.

Herts Sports & Physical Activity Partnership - Active Herts

Active Herts targets inactive adults at risk of cardiovascular disease and mental health concerns within the most deprived communities within Hertfordshire (Broxbourne, Watford, Hertsmere, Stevenage). It uses evidence-based behaviour change techniques to improve physical health and wellbeing. Individuals are identified by primary care and supported to become more physically active.

MAN v FAT - MAN v FAT Football

MAN v FAT Football is a 6-a-side weight loss football league designed exclusively for men. The aim is to provide an appropriate weight loss programme targeting men. Men are an under-represented group in the weight loss marketplace, despite 68% of men being overweight or obese compared to 56% of women.


Silentnight Group

Supporter 2018

This year the Healthier Lifestyles Award is supported by Silentnight Group.


Award criteria

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.​


Previous winners

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