Men's Health 


Musculoskeletal (MSK)

Musculoskeletal, Adient Seating, Sunderland

Physical Activity

Football Fitness, AkzoNobel, Northumberland

Get Physical, Queensway Dental, Stockton

Health and Wellbeing, Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre, County Durham

Health Month, DXC Technology, North Tyneside

Healthy Lifestyles Group,  DDES and North Durham CCG, County Durham

Matt's Story, Healthworks, Newcastle

Physical Activity, DWP Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Physical Activity - badminton club, Robson Laidler, Newcastle

Sexual and Reproductive Health 

Menopause, University of Sunderland, Sunderland

World Menopause Day, Cleveland Fire Brigade, Hartlepool

Social Value

Kilbourn Awards, AkzoNobel, Northumberland

Time for Teesside, Education Training Collective, Stockton

Stop Smoking 

Stop Smoking, Inspired Outsourcing, Newcastle

Stress and Mental Health 

Contemplation Room, Cumbria Constabulary, Cumbria

Mental Health, Learning Curve Group, County Durham

Mental Health First Aiders, AkzoNobel, Northumberland

Mental Wellbeing, Muckle LLP, Newcastle

Suicide Awareness, Heraeus Quartz UK Ltd, North Tyneside

Tag, you're it! Avery Dennison, Northumberland

Team Challenge, Claremont, Newcastle

Wellbeing Challenge, Capita, North Tyneside

Vaccinations/ Immunisations


Other/ General Health and Wellbeing

Communities Team, Groundwork South and North Tyneside

Feel Good Fridays, Humankind, County Durham

Saving Lives, Pentland Active, Sunderland

Wellbeing Workshops, Durham County Council, County Durham

Work-Life Balance, Cobalt Hospital, North Tyneside

The award is a declaration of our commitment to building a healthy and happy workplace culture for every employee. Designing a positive and engaging health and wellbeing offer where health inequalities are reduced is so important to us and we know we will achieve this with the support of BHAWA.

The award process provides structure for Better Health at Work. It provides support, guidance and networking opportunities to learn and improve. The opportunity to collaborate and hear about others practice across the region is always inspiring, we always come away buzzing with ideas.

- Sunderland City Council, Maintaining Excellence level

We wanted to give an equal focus on the health of our staff as well as the safety and we have seen a massive improvement in staff’s wellbeing because of our work with the award.

It has helped us formalise our Health & Wellbeing Strategy and we now have a clear plan, with clear key campaigns identified by our staff to focus on.  The information and guidance available online and the support available and networking opportunities is fantastic.

- Age UK North Tyneside, Maintaining Excellence

At the time of enrolling on the BHAWA SUEZ did not have any health strategies in place. We started off on a blank canvas and were given the freedom by the plant manager to run our first campaigns. The wider business soon caught on and we now have an amazing wellness for all charter and Wellbeing and Inclusion Manager.

It gave us the starting point to a wider company movement and now wellness is a hot topic for the whole business. Enrolling every year onto a new level gives the site its focus and an end aim of achieving the award. The award recognises good work we do, and we also received the special recognition award in 2022.

- SUEZ TeesValley, Stockton

We chose to participate in the award programme as it is providing us with a structured and planned schedule of events and initiatives that supports our overarching health and wellbeing strategy and objectives. It is a key strand to use providing a holistic approach to our employees’ health and wellbeing.

The award programme has provided us with key benefits including pointers in data gathering, event planning and networking opportunities. The monthly health advocate meetings are invaluable in providing information on what local support is available to enable us to build up our calendar of events and provide relevant and engaging content to our employees on a variety of health topics.

We are excited to be part of this programme and look forward to progressing through the differing levels to provide real benefit to our workforce. This will ensure we continue to put health at the heart of Hitachi.

- Hitachi Construction Machinery Ltd, Bronze

Firstly, and most importantly, we recognise the benefits of supporting the wellbeing of our staff and secondly, as a charity it’s great to get some recognition for what we do.

The process is strong as it leads the organisation through a series of logical steps to the award. Staff have really engaged in the process and it’s a great motivator for staff.

- Willow Burn Hospice, Durham

We wanted to engage with our employees and provide a platform for everyone to improve their health and wellbeing at work but also support their families at home.

It has provided a focus for our Health & Wellbeing activities in the workplace and the support / information we receive from our workplace health leads has been invaluable in helping shape different campaigns rolled out across the business.

- Gardner Aerospace, Consett
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