25th November, 2019 | Queen Elizabeth II Centre
25th November, 2019 | Queen Elizabeth II Centre

This Can Happen Awards – What do they mean to you?

This Can Happen was established to recognise the work of organisations leading the way in caring for the mental wellbeing of their workforce. The team has worked towards taking this recognition to the next level with This Can Happen 2019’s awards. We spoke to some of our valued speakers, panellists and delegates about their thoughts on this new initiative.

Here are their insightful comments.

Dawn Moore, Morgan Sindall

Please tell us what excites you about the TCH Awards.

“Having been a speaker at last year’s high-profile and unique This Can Happen conference, we are proud to be associated for a second year via the first This Can Happen Awards. As a Mind Gold accredited employer, supporting mental health is of particular importance to us and it is a privilege to be involved in recognising and rewarding the contribution that individuals and teams are making to raising the awareness of good mental health in the workplace.”

What are you hoping to see in the entries?

“I am hoping to see an inspirational mix of entries from a diverse range of sectors. I’ll be particularly looking for innovative ideas which really take this important agenda to the next level – so whether it’s an industry first or a development which shows real passion – entries which move us forward in championing mental health will get my vote.”

Toni Graves of Allen & Overy

Please tell us what excites you about the TCH Awards.

“I went to the first TCH event last year and was blown away at the quality of the sessions and the number of attendees. I believe that TCH will really open up the dialogue around mental health in the workplace and the awards will encourage employers to make this a priority as well as recognising those acting as catalysts for change.”

What are you hoping to see in the entries?

“Initiatives that have had a lasting impact – wellbeing weeks and days are great as is resilience training but it’s very difficult to change people’s behaviour and attitudes long term. Also any attempt at measuring impact and ROI would be very interesting.”

Barbara Harvey of Accenture

Please tell us what excites you about the TCH Awards.

“Awards are a brilliant way to share best practice, to inspire others and to recognise the outstanding achievements of organisations and individuals. They act as a beacon for others to aim for and for everyone to learn from.”

What are you hoping to see in the entries?

“Personally I’m looking for new ideas that address the prevention and management of mental health challenges in a practical way. Initiatives must be sustainable over time (simple is often better), their impact should be measurable and measured and I’m looking to understand who they are targeted at and how they are adapted to the individuals’ needs. I love to see initiatives that are designed with (not just for) those who will benefit from them.”

Is your organisation caring for the mental health of staff in new ways? Why not enter the TCH awards? Find out more here.

About the author

Zoe Sinclair is the founder of Employees Matter, the largest provider of employee engagement seminars and webinars in the UK.

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