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Impact Awards 2021

Applications for the Mates in Mind Impact Awards 2021 are now closed.

Each year, the Mates in Mind Impact Awards aim to celebrate our Supporters contributions to improving mental health within their workplaces and across the wider sector.

The awards highlight the impact of both large and SME organisations across the UK, as well as acknowledging individuals who have championed the development of mentally healthy workforces.

2021 Highly Commended and Winners

Best overall workplace mental health programme

These Impact Awards are open to SME, Large size organisations and Projects which have improved mental health support and shown meaningful impact amongst its workforce. As well as showing commitment to improve mental wellbeing across the their industry more broadly.

SME organisation Highly Commended: Heron Bros LTD

SME organisation Winner: Virtus Traffic Management Solutions

Large organisation Highly Commended: Aggregate Industries and Farrans Construction

Large organisation Winner: Bilfinger Salamis UK Ltd

Individual award for workplace mental health lead

These Impact Awards are open to individuals from SME, Large size organisations and Projects who have had an outstanding and direct impact on improving the understanding of mental health and support amongst their workforce, as well as across others in their industry more broadly.

Highly Commended: Lisa Haycock, Farrans Construction

Winner: Amy Atkins, MOLA – Museum of London Archaeology

Senior leadership engagement award

These Impact Awards are open to Senior Leadership from SME, Large size organisations and Projects who have shown inspirational leadership that has made a meaningful impact on the understanding and support for mental health amongst its workforce, as well as across their industry more broadly.

Highly Commended: UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA)

Winner: Dornan Engineering Services

Best workplace Mental Health Team award

These Impact Awards are open to mental health teams from SME, Large size organisations and Projects who has driven meaningful impact and support improving understanding and mental health support amongst its workforce, as well as across the their industry sector more broadly.

Highly Commended: Hitachi ABB Power Grids

Winner: ADT Workplace

The Wiles Award

This inaugural Wiles award is given to the Wiles family in memory of Chris and also in recognition of their campaigning to save lives by raising awareness of Mental Health issues that can be caused by stress at work.

Winner: Michelle Wiles

Impact Awards - FAQs

How do I apply?

To apply, applicants will simply need to complete a short online application. There are 4-5 key questions pertaining to each award, and additional information may be provided electronically as part of the application bid. This supplementary information is limited to a maximum of five A4 pages.

The online application will be made available during submission periods each year. 

Is there a fee to apply?

Applications for the Mates in Mind Impact Award scheme are free to enter for Mates in Mind Supporters.

To find out more about becoming a Supporter, simply fill out our contact form and a member of our team will be in touch with you to discuss how we can help your organisation on its mental health journey. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our community. 

When will the application form and guidance notes be available?

A link to the application form and guidance notes are made available to Supporters during submission periods.


How are applications marked?

The responsibility is on applicants to convince the panel of independent adjudicators that their application deserves an Impact Award, based on their efforts and commitment to improving mental health and wellbeing, within their own workforce and those across the UK.

Applications are assessed by a panel of independent adjudicators overseen by an independent chair, all of whom are invited by Mates in Mind and who volunteer their time. The adjudicators are all experienced, senior-level professionals from various disciplines related to mental health and wellbeing.

Expressions of interest

If you have any questions regarding the awards and would like to find out more about entering this year’s scheme, please contact us at

E: [email protected]

T: 020 3510 5018

Training and resources.

Continue reading - Training and Resources

A key part of our approach is to educate and inform through our tailored training and to support both internal and external advocacy of mental health awareness, with a suite of resources to enable organisations to visibly support the framework throughout an organisation.

Learn more about our Training and Resources

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