National award scheme to celebrate the UK’s wellbeing champions

Events Posted 01/12/17
From ensuring better mental health for young people to inspiring a more active workplace, there are people and organisations across the UK helping to making the world a better, less stressful and healthier place.

Returning for its second year, The Inspiring Wellbeing Awards, will be once again be putting a spotlight on some amazing projects that set the template for wellbeing, showing the path to a better way of life – whether at home, in work or out in the community.

Entries are now open for this year’s awards, with people and organisations invited to make their nominations for three categories – the workplace; for the community and for the individual.

All three awards recognising the very best, innovative and inspiring work taking place right now by people with a passion for wellbeing with the winners announced at a presentation evening taking place in Ashford next February.

An overall winner picked from the final pool of entries will win the prestigious Outstanding Commitment to Wellbeing Award, sponsored by MAXIMUS UK, a global leader in health and employment services.

Dr Paul Williams, health services managing director from headline sponsor, MAXIMUS UK said: “We are extremely proud to support the Inspiring Wellbeing Awards. Wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at MAXIMUS. We recently launched our innovative new digital wellbeing platform, endoveli, to provide communities with the digital tools they need to improve their health and wellbeing. Having reviewed last year’s award winners and the impressive work happening across the UK, I look forward to seeing the inspiring stories behind this year’s nominees.”

Kier Construction won the Outstanding Commitment to Wellbeing Award at the 2017 awards, held as part of the Wellbeing Symposium event held in Canterbury in February 2017.

Their innovative health champions programme, which provides staff with invaluable support and advice through initiatives such a health testing was the stand out entry for the judging panel.

Another entry that impressed the inaugural event was Chloe Still, winner of the individual wellbeing category in recognition of a multi-component programme that she created to support young people involved in, or vulnerable to, self-harming behaviours.

London architects Foster + Partners won the workplace category for their company-wide wellbeing strategy to combat stress through health checks, mindfulness workshops and relaxation initiatives. Garden Organic’s Golding Growing Buddies project, an initiative launched to improve the wellbeing of a Housing Association by encouraging individuals and the community to grow their own food won the community category.

Anyone within the UK can enter the awards – the entry process is simple via a short online application form. Winning will help both individuals and organisations to raise their profile within the wellbeing community.

Staged in conjunction with the national event, The Wellbeing Symposium, the awards ceremony will take place at a VIP reception at Ashford International Hotel on 20 February 2018.

This year’s categories are as follows:


Individuals that shows a personal commitment to wellbeing, such as achieving a wellbeing milestone and raising awareness of wellbeing related issues.


Showing evidence of integrating a successful wellbeing initiative within the community.


An organisation that shows a commitment to improving the wellbeing of its employees and enhancing a workplace environment.

Enter the awards for free:

Finalists that are shortlisted, will be given two free tickets to The Wellbeing Symposium, taking place at same venue the following day. The 2018 line up features Steve Brown, paralympian and TV presenter, Lord Layard, founder of Action for Happiness, club doctor to Tottenham Hotspurs, Dr Laurence Gant and Dr Sandra McCune from Mars Petcare.

The deadline has recently been extended to Monday 8 January 2018.

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