We are delighted to celebrate the achievements of our Workplace Wellbeing Index 2016/17 participants, recognising not only the top performing organisations but also the good work that each and every employer is doing to promote positive mental health.
This year's Index Awards were held on 28 March 2017 at the Soho Hotel in London. At the event we revealed the organisations who achieved Gold, Silver or Bronze, and awarded two Wellbeing Champions who have made an outstanding difference in their workplace.
All the employers who participated in the first year of the Index are paving the way for the growing movement towards better mental health at work.
This year's Index Awards were held on 28 March 2017 at the Soho Hotel in London, with our host and Mind Ambassasdor Anna Williamson.
At the event we revealed the organisations who achieved Gold, Silver or Bronze, and awarded two Wellbeing Champions who have made an outstanding difference in their workplace.
Watch our highlights video to see what happened.
Our Wellbeing Champion awards recognise two individuals who have been nominated by their peers for playing a key role in promoting positive mental health in their workplace.
Thanks to our judging panel who represented a variety of professional backgrounds and a range of perspectives of mental health in the workplace.
Heidi Kirkby, Wellbeing Coordinator at HMRC Benefits and Credits, won our Employee Wellbeing Champion award for her work raising awareness and changing attitudes towards mental health.
Carole Black, Assistant Headteacher at Dr. Challoner's Grammar School, won our Senior Wellbeing Champion award for leading the way in making wellbeing a priority for staff and students.
To achieve Gold means that an organisation has successfully embedded mental health into its policies and practices, using a variety of best practice approaches and demonstrating a long-term, in-depth commitment to staff mental health.
The following employers achieved Gold:
Congratulations to the Environment Agency who are the number one employer in our 2016/17 Workplace Wellbeing Index.
The Environment Agency has achieved Gold for their proactive approach to embedding mental health into policies and practices, creating a positive and safe culture for conversation and support.
The Silver award reflects organisations that have made demonstrable achievements in promoting staff mental health, taking action across a number of key areas and demonstrating progress and impact over time.
The following employers achieved Silver:
The Bronze award recognises that an organisation has started the journey to better mental health at work by developing and implementing initiatives which promote positive mental health for staff. The following employers achieved Bronze:
We want to support a million people to stay well and have good mental health at work by 2021. Be part of our movement for change by participating in next year's Workplace Wellbeing Index – a long-term commitment to a better way of working.