Impact Awards 2023
Applications for the Mates in Mind Impact Awards 2023 are now closed. We're looking forward to the event on the 19 May.
Please be aware that you can only Supporters can enter all categories of the awards. If you are interested in becoming a supporter, click here to arrange a callback.
The Wiles Award - Open to the public
"In memory of my husband Chris, I am delighted to be presenting this year’s winner of The Wiles Award. It makes me feel proud and happy to know there is so much awareness happening in the workplace by individuals that clearly go above and beyond to help raise awareness of mental health and help reduce the stigma of mental ill-health in the workplace.
By starting conversations about mental health, we encourage people to open up about their struggles, it helps create a more supportive environment in which preventative measures can be put in place. The Wiles Award recognises those who go above and beyond in their efforts to help others, and in doing so, it helps to foster a culture of compassion and understanding that can help prevent tragedies in the future. The Wiles Award looks to recognise those who champion the importance of positive mental health, support others and spot the signs when someone could be struggling, which could just save a life."
Michelle Wiles - Patron
2022 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.
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: Holly Cook, Hitachi
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: ADT Workplace
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
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: Steve Martin - XMO Strata
Our 2019 & 2022 Impact Awards
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
T: 020 3510 5018
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