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Impact Awards 2024

We are delighted to announce that applications for the Mates in Mind Impact Awards 2024 are now open! 

The Mates in Mind Impact Awards aim to celebrate our Supporter organisations contributions to creating workplace environments that promote positive mental health as well as helping to drive change across sectors. 

The awards showcase the impact of both large and SME Supporter organisations throughout the UK, as well as acknowledging individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of mentally healthy workforces. 

Applications are free to enter and open exclusively to Mates in Mind Supporter organisations.

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Why apply?

We recognise it takes commitment and hard work to establish and maintain a positive approach to mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. Entering the awards gives your organisation the chance to: 

  • Be recognised for your efforts to transform mental wellbeing
  • Raise awareness by starting the conversation and through this help to tackle the stigma and silence around mental ill-health
  • Educate other organisations about how to address mental ill-health, by showcasing the measures you have taken and their impact within your workforce and the wider industry.

 

Not a Supporter? Speak to one of our Support Managers today to find out more.

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Award categories

This year, we are pleased to be accepting applications across the following five categories, including our new award specifically for newest Supporter organisations. 

The Wiles Award (Individual)

The Wiles Award recognises those who go above and beyond in their efforts to help others. Given by the Wiles family in memory of Chris, in recognition of their campaigning to save lives by raising awareness of mental health issues that can be caused by stress at work.

Mates in Mind Champion Award

This award is open to large organisations and projects that have shown inspirational leadership and commitment to improving understanding and support for mental health amongst its workforce, wider supply chain as well as across their sector.

Best New Supporter Engagement Award

This Impact Award is open to new Supporter organisations (i.e. organisations which became a Supporter in the past 12 months). Organisations must demonstrate how they used the Mates in Mind framework to make significant improvements and commitment to improving mental wellbeing in their workforce

Best Workplace Mental Health Team Award

This Impact Award is open to mental health teams from SMEs to large organisations and projects who have improved understanding and mental health support amongst its workforce as well across their industry more broadly.

Best Mates in Mind Fundraising Initiative

This award recognises an organisation or individual that has carried out an outstanding fundraising activity and achievements whilst continuing to promote the Mates in Mind mission. 

Key dates

  • Friday 10 May 2024 - deadline to submit your entries. 
  • Friday 17 May 2024 - shortlisted applicants announced.
  • Friday 7 June 2024 - 2024 Impact Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner.

 

The Wiles Award

 

"In memory of my husband Chris, I was delighted to present the 2023 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 

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.

Access to the online application is available through the Supporter portal 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. Please visit the portal to access the form.

 

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.

Find out more

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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