Wellbeing in the Workplace Award

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About the Wellbeing in the Workplace Award

This exciting new award category seeks to recognise strategy, intervention and systems that support the importance of organisational and workplace wellbeing through supporting the mental health of all. It is recognised that mental wellbeing impacts on the effectiveness of any organisation and the broader wellbeing of the community. Applications are welcomed from all sectors.

Please see rules and guidelines by clicking the headings below.

Rules and Eligibility

  • Minimum time of operation rule: entry must have been in operation for a minimum of 2 years before the closing date that is prior to 8th June 2019
  • Entries can be submitted in one award category only.
  • Different parts of a larger organisation may enter different award categories.

Entry Guidelines

Entries must include the following:

Part A
  • A Brief description of the program/initiative entered for the award (max. 150 words).
    This should describe the essence of your entry as to an audience or journalist. This will be used in preparing the book of Award winners should the entry be successful.
  • Background description of organisation (max. 150 words).
    This will include e.g. corporate/public organisation, sector, number of employees who have access to the wellbeing program/initiatives, budget and funding sources for the wellbeing program/initiatives, etc – 150 word limit. This will be used in preparing the booklet of Award winners should the entry be successful. (Please note if you exceed the word limit, only the first 150 words will be used.)
Part B (submitted as a single PDF file)
  • Cover Page (click to download; 1 x A4 page)
  • Additional Information about Entry (1 x A4 page).
    Please expand upon the brief description given in Part A.
  • Address the following Criteria (max. 10 X A4 pages).
    Judges allocate marks to each of the four criterion, and all criterion should be clearly addressed.
    1. Evidence of mental wellbeing as a strategic organisational priority supported by clear goals. This includes evidence of the supporting interventions / initiatives developed and implemented to achieve the strategy.
    2. Evidence of innovation and/or recognised best practice.
    3. Evidence of co-design or collaboration with those with a lived experience of mental health challenges in the planning, implementation and evaluation of workplace wellbeing strategy.
    4. Evaluation of the effectiveness of wellbeing interventions and the evidence of positive outcomes and impact to the organisation, workplace and community.
    E.g Data collection and its use including graphs and tables, achievement of performance indicators (e.g attendance figures, outcome measures, number of document downloads, page views, click through rates).
  • Conclusion (1/2 x A4 page).
  • Referees (1/2 x A4 page).
    Nominate two referees.
  • Appendix of Support Material (max. 8 x A4 pages).
  • Judges reserve the right to refuse an entry if they feel that it does not meet the selection criteria as listed under “Entry Guidelines” > “Part B”.
  • Judges reserve the right to withdraw a TheMHS Award at any time, including after the Award is granted, if they find that the entrant does not comply with the entry conditions.

For any questions or concerns, please email awards@themhs.org