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Workplace Wellbeing Awards 2019/20

We are delighted to celebrate the achievements of our Workplace Wellbeing Index participants, recognising not only the top performing organisations but each and every employer taking action to prioritise better mental health in their workplace.


Each year we celebrate the achievements of our Index participants at our Workplace Wellbeing Awards. This year given the government and public health guidance around the coronavirus outbreak, we took the decision to cancel the Workplace Wellbeing Awards ceremony, due to take place on Tuesday 5 May 2020 in London.

However, we are delighted to recognise not only the top performing organisations but each and every employer who is taking action to prioritise better mental health in their workplace. Please see below some more information on the achievements of the organisations that took part this year. 

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.

Our Gold award is given to employers who have successfully embedded mental health into their policies and practices, demonstrating a long-term and in-depth commitment to staff mental health.

See the Gold employers

The Silver award is given to employers who have made demonstrable achievements in promoting staff mental health, demonstrating progress and impact over time.

See the Silver employers

The Bronze award is given to employers who have started their journey to better mental health at work by developing and implementing initiatives that promote positive mental health for staff.

See the Bronze employers

Committed to Action

We also want to acknowledge the efforts of those organisations who have received Committed to Action. They are organisations who have committed to addressing mental health in the workplace and are at the start of their journey. 

Employee Recognition Awards

Our employee recognition awards honour four outstanding individuals who play a key role in promoting positive mental health in their workplace.

Senior Leader Award

Awarded to a senior level staff member who has made a significant impact championing the cause of mental health. 

Winner: Justine Hodgkinson, CEO, Advocacy Focus

For transforming Advocacy Focus' culture into a friendly and supportive environment. Justine continually works to raise awareness of female health issues and has created a focus feedback group for members of staff going through the menopause and perimenopause. 

Special commendation: Simon Humphries, EU Transition Manager for Future Farming Programme, Natural England

Line Manager Award

Awarded to a manager who has had a positive impact supporting the mental health of an individual or team they manage.

Winner: Brian Standen, Field Manager, EDF

For always being proactive in his support, calling staff when they need help and advice. Brian's mental health attitude promotes 'thinking outside the box' which in turn helps his staff solve issues that are not standard, and with Brian's help it is done in a safe way. 

Special commendations: David Clayton, Head of Funding Communications and Support Unit, Education and Skills Funding and Sarah Bastan-Hagh, Senior Manager ITT Candidate Experience, Department for Education

Wellbeing Lead Award

Awarded to an employee who has had a positive impact in the course of their duties safeguarding mental health and wellbeing. 

Winner: Katrina Parsons, HR Manager, LSI Architects

For being the driving force behind LSI's initiative to prioritise mental health and place greater emphasis on the concept of wellbeing. Katrina has a passion for raising the profile of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. 

Special commendation: Natassa Hemmings, HR Manager, Hoare and Lea

Wellbeing Champion Award

Awarded to an employee that goes above and beyond to tackle stigma in their workplace. 

Winner: Paul Ryan, Scientist, AWE

For talking openly about his own experiences with OCD to audiences at all levels within the organisation. Paul has had an impact across the company, hosting exercise group and chat sessions which are having a huge impact within the business. 

Special commendation: Katie Pether, Recruitment Lead Digital, Department for Education 

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