HARTLEPOOL FIRM ACHIEVES GOLD AWARD FOR STAFF WELLBEING (from Hartlepool Mail 2.5.18)


Amacus team receiving Gold Better Health at Work Award

For the third year running a Hartlepool firm is putting health at the top of its agenda for both staff and the local community.

 

Training specialists Amacus have been working tirelessly since achieving last year’s Silver accolade at the North East Better Health at Work Awards, and this year they’ve gone one better by achieving the Gold level of the standard.

 

Amacus were awarded at the annual celebration event, which this year took place at Gisborough Hall, celebrated the achievements of 41 businesses across Teesside.

 

To achieve the award, Amacus ran 5 health and wellbeing campaigns for their staff and created a health and wellbeing strategy for the business. They also actively involved family and friends and other members of the community to spread health messages more widely.

 

Activities included taking part in Hartlepool’s Walk for Women, supporting the MacMillian Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning and a Mindfulness session for all staff.

 

Managing Director Christine Hall said;

 

“We are delighted to have succeeded in reaching the gold standard, the icing on the cake for the business and staff was having fun taking part in the activities, which we did as a team. Not only did we improve our health and wellbeing but it also boosted team working and morale. We are now proactively working towards the Continuing Excellence level of the award which is a priority for us as a company”.

 

Steven Carter, Health Improvement Practitioner at Hartlepool Borough Council and Lead for Workplace Health said;

 

“The Better Health at Work Award assessors were very impressed with the evidence provided by Amacus as part of their gold level assessment portfolio.  The organisation delivered a diverse range of interactive health campaigns which resulted in a high take-up from its workforce across all sites.  Efforts have been taken to involve families of the workforce, including learners engaged with the organisation, and it is clear that health and wellbeing is embedded in organisational structures and remains high on its agenda which bodes well for the future and makes for a resilient, healthy workplace”.