THE IMPACT AWARD FOR WELLBEING.
We’re looking for inspiring Kiwi’s who are demonstrating leadership and taking action to improve health and wellbeing outcomes in communities, schools or workplaces.
THE CONTEXT FOR ACTION.
Good health and wellbeing is one of the United Nation’s Global Goals. Closer to home, there’s work to be done too. In 2017 New Zealand had the third highest obesity rate in the OECD. Our mental health and wellbeing is amongst the worst in the world – especially among young people.
In 2019, New Zealand will be the first country in the world to introduce a Government-led Wellbeing Budget. Employers have an important role to play too, and examples like the 4 Day Work Week from Perpetual Guardian have had a positive impact both on productivity in the workplace, as well as the wellbeing of employees.
IS THIS AWARD FOR YOU?
Are you working to make a difference to improve the health and wellbeing of others? There’s many forms this could take. You might be mobilising your peers and community through sports and recreation, developing a new service to support mental health and wellbeing, or perhaps you’re driving policy changes in your organisation to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for employees.
Whether you’re taking action at the grassroots community level, at your school, or in the workplace, if you’re dreaming big and pushing boundaries to make a difference to improve health and wellbeing, you should apply!
WHAT WILL THE JUDGES BE LOOKING FOR?
As well as the general criteria, the Judges will be interested in knowing:
– Detail about the project / work that you’re leading
– How this work is improving the wellbeing of people and/or planet?
– How do you know it’s making a difference? How do you measure it?
– How is this work addressing the root cause(s) of the problem, and/or working to change the system(s)?
– The degree and scale of impact you’re making – i.e, small, medium, large?
– What’s your role in all of this?