The County Durham Better Health at Work Award team (BHAWA) team delivered a Health and Wellbeing Seminar to businesses based on Aycliffe Business Park.
The seminar formed part of a series of events increase awareness of Mental Health in the workplace.
Aycliffe Business Park Community (ABPC) are keen to support businesses on the park reap the benefits of having a healthy and happy workforce.
The seminar as part of an interactive session was delivered to raise awareness of mental health and provide the opportunity for attendees to meet relevant stakeholders.
One business which has benefited from joining the BHAWA is Hitachi Rail, and attendees heard from Louise Williams (pictured above) about the positive impact the award has had on their employees and their business.
She said: “The award has helped us to structure the wellbeing strategy, given us the support we need to deliver campaigns and the team have given us some good ideas of what we can do as a business to help support and engage our employees.”
During the same week the BHAWA team were also busy hosting a ‘Stamp Out Stigma’ event for businesses to highlight the benefits of raising awareness of Mental Health and how reducing stigma can create a positive culture.
To top off a successful week of events the County Durham BHWA team went on to celebrate a double win at the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Awards, winning the Workplace Health and Wellbeing Award 2017 and receiving one of only two National Public Health England (PHE) Commendations for their efforts to Reduce Inequalities at a Community Level
For more information on this nationally recognised Award contact Lindsay Sheridan, programme manager on [email protected] or telephone 01325 321234. More information can be found at visit www.betterhealthatworkdurham.co.uk or www.betterhealthatworkne.org