The Workplace Health & Wellbeing Award is one of the categories of the Health & Wellbeing Awards.

This Award is an opportunity for employers to show their commitment to the health and wellbeing of their workforce through the application of the following core principles of the national Workplace Wellbeing Charter.

2017 shortlist

Nestlé UK and Ireland – Nestlé UK and Ireland Employee Health & Wellbeing Programme

Nestlé UK and Ireland’s Employee Health & Wellbeing Programme
Photo: Nestlé UK and Ireland
Nestlé UK and Ireland’s Employee Health & Wellbeing Programme holistically promotes healthy behaviours and helps employees develop a broad understanding of health improvement, so that they can make informed choices about their health and live longer and more productive lives.


Pioneering Care Partnership – Better Health at Work Award County Durham

Pioneering Care Partnership – Better Health at Work Award County Durham
Photo: Pioneering Care

The Better Health at Work Award provides a structured approach to tackling health inequalities in the workplace.

A range of interventions and campaigns (e.g. diet/nutrition and mental health) are delivered and advocates recruited/trained to champion health and wellbeing activities, currently in over 60 workplaces across County Durham. Benefits of the Award include reducing absenteeism and improving staff morale.


Southampton Solent University – Solent Health

Southampton Solent University – Solent Health
Photo: Southampton Solent

Southampton Solent University’s health promotion service recognises that the settings in which people live their daily lives are crucial in determining their health.

It works to create supportive environments for health via a wide range of programmes, helping the university community to take more control over, and improve, its 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).

The winners will be announced at the RSPH Awards 2017 ceremony which will take place on Thursday 19 October at the East Wintergarden in London.


Award criteria

Entered projects and programmes should demonstrate:

  • Leadership that understands and believe in the value of a healthy workplace and is also fully engaged with a range of programmes and support mechanisms
  • Health and wellbeing is embedded within the organisational culture and there is an active encouragement of positive lifestyle choices
  • Effective means of communication which meet the needs of employees
  • An understanding of and a distinction made between HR, occupational health and a workplace health programme

2016 winner

Photo: A-One+ Integrated
Highway Services
A-One+ Integrated Highway Services

Project: Better Health at Work

A-One+’s programme handholds employees to take steps to improve their health and drives engagement with its workforce, their families, clients and supply chain to deliver this. It has made the workplace somewhere where health can be talked about and where colleagues encourage each other to take part in health awareness more.

Find out more about previous winners.