18 May 2020

Celebrating mental health excellence in the workplace

We’re proud to be holding our Not A Red Card Awards for a third year. The annual event celebrates organisations and individuals that have developed and implemented best practice when it comes to mental health provision in the workplace.

This year’s awards will be open for entry submissions from Monday 11 May – Friday 14 August 2020. Will you be nominating your company this year? Whether you’ve embraced the discussion of mental health in the workplace, created a truly innovative programme for preventative care, or devised an initiative for awareness and education – there’s a category that’s right for you. And any business can enter, large or small. Visit our awards page to view this year’s categories.

All entries will be reviewed by our panel of judges that hold expertise across the worlds of mental health, business and sport. We are delighted to announce that Rebecca Adlington OBE will be on this year’s judging panel. Rebecca is a double Olympic gold medal winner and our Not A Red Card Ambassador for 2020.

Judges will come together to select the 2020 shortlist, which will be announced on the 28 September. The awards will take place during the Not A Red Card Forum on Wednesday 4 November, at the Kia Oval, London.

Here’s a reminder of the 2019 Not A Red Card Award winners:
• The Collaboration Award winner - Alliance of Sport in Criminal Justice
• Best Mental Health Initiative (SME) winner - Affinity for Business
• Best Mental Health Initiative (large company) winner – Arcadis LLP
• Innovative Use of Sport Award winner – School of Hard Knocks
• The Inspiration Award winner – Dan Keeley, #AREWEOKUK
• The Leadership Award winner - Helen Gillett, MD of Affinity for Business
• Judges Award for Impactful Conversations – E.G Lewis Group
• Judges Award for Societal impact - Barclays

Commenting on last year’s awards, Catryn Grundy, Director, Cymru, from the School of Hard Knocks Charity said:
‘It was a real boost winning the award last year. It helped to reinforce confidence in our approach, knowing others recognised the difference we were making to the wellbeing of our participants. It was also inspiring to hear so many examples of the fantastic initiatives organisations have implemented supporting their teams to thrive.’

Show us how your organisation is taking action
Our Not A Red Card campaign was developed to raise awareness, remove stigma and take real action around mental health in the workplace. Through the campaign, we aim to provide employers with the support they need to protect their most valuable asset - their people.
Show us how you’re protecting your team’s mental health, by entering the Not A Red Card Awards 2020.For more information on how to enter including the terms and conditions please visit our Not A Red Card website, here.