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Global Thriving a Work (TAW) Awards 2024

Global Thriving a Work (TAW) Awards 2024
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Entries are now open for our Global Thriving at Work Awards. Members are encouraged to get your nominations in before 26 January 2024 to ensure your organisation is recognised for their innovation and good practice. 

Following the success of the inaugural Thriving at Work Awards in 2022, we are pleased to be opening once more for entries, with two new categories. In addition, we are also delighted to be opening the awards to Member organisations all over the world. 

The TAW Awards recognise our Member organisations who are outstanding in one of the five award categories outlined below. Entries are open between the 27 September 2023 and 26 January 2024. Winners will be presented with awards at the 2024 MindForward Alliance Global Summit on 9th and 10th May 2024.

How to enter

Members must submit entries to the awards within the specified time frame. The 2024 awards will be open between the 27 September 2023 and 26 January 2024. Entries can be submitted via the award link which will be emailed to all members. Contact us if you haven't received your link .

A supporting statement (of no more than 500 words for each) must be submitted per award category.

These global awards are exclusively open to MindForward Alliance members of any regional chapter.

Members may submit multiple entries and enter as many categories as they wish. Although the awards are open to all geographic regions, entries themselves do not have to be a global remit and can celebrate initiatives, teams and individuals in any local area.

A shortlist will be created by the MindForward Alliance CEO and the MindForward Alliance UK Head of Workplace Wellbeing. The shortlist will then be reviewed by a global committee of Board and Executive Team members.

Winners will be presented with awards at the 2024 Global Summit on 9th and 10th May 2024.

Award Categories and Criteria

There are five award categories, each with their own criteria, aligned to the MindForward Alliance Thriving at Work framework.

Promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Effective mental health progress in the workplace is a key part of an inclusive workplace. MindForward Alliance recognises the need for members to not only embed psychological wellbeing into their broader inclusion agendas, but also the imperative to ensure mental health is not approached in a ‘one size’ manner, and that the unique contexts of different demographics are understood and addressed.

This award recognises an employer who:

  • Embeds the mental health of their employees into their broader inclusion agenda
  • Provides access, support and education around mental health specific to the differing needs and contexts of diverse groups
  • Provides opportunities for safe spaces to hear experiences, perspective and needs from a range of different groups
  • Informs programme of work or introduces initiative to address specific needs or respond to a particular challenge for diverse groups.

Innovative Practice

As the world around us changes, so must our approach to workplace wellbeing. New research, data and learnings have provided members with content which can promote innovative practice in the sphere of organisational health. 

The Innovative Practice Award will acknowledge a member who has:

  • Tried new ideas and methods for promoting workplace wellbeing
  • Shown evidence of overcoming organisational mental health challenges which are less commonly addressed
  • Made use of different platforms, technologies, resources and support frameworks.

Social Impact

Businesses are the cornerstone of society, and MindForward Alliance recognises the need for our members to consider their sphere of influence beyond just their own organisations – spanning across their ecosystems and beyond.

The Social Impact Award seeks to celebrate a member who has:

  • Considered their influence beyond their organisation and used this in a positive way
  • Sought to create a positive impact on the broader wellbeing of the world around them
  • Embedded practices which support the wellbeing across their business ecosystem
  • Shown evidence of sharing their wellbeing expertise externally.


Leaders come in many shapes and forms within organisation. They can be those in senior roles, line managers, community leaders and much more. Regardless of their job title, we know that leadership
and role-modelling has a significant impact on the organisational culture of wellbeing. 

The Leadership Award celebrates exceptional leaders who:

  • Role-model wellbeing-centric behaviours in the workplace above and beyond the remit of
  • their role
  • Advocate for workplace wellbeing both in the workplace and externally across the business ecosystem
  • Prioritise the wellbeing of themselves and others within their organisation
  • Demonstrate a strategic approach to workplace wellbeing
  • Use their position to affect significant, positive change across their workplace and beyond

Early Careers 

Early careers mental health has been a focus for the MindForward Alliance for a number of years, and was the catalyst for the creation of the Thriving from the Start Network. We are not alone in being interested in this demographic, and thanks to this increased interest in the last few years, we have a better understanding of the complex landscape they are navigating and how vulnerable they are to mental health challenges. We also now know the important opportunity workplaces have to support, protect and nurture the wellbeing of this demographic. 

  • The Early Careers Award recognises a member who:
  • Provides tailored and targeted support to Early Careers entrants, both in recruitment and induction/on-boarding
  • Shows consideration for the challenging mental health impact of touch points throughout the Early Careers lifecycle (e.g., exams, department rotations, exiting the programme) 
  • Shows an understanding of the complex landscape this population is navigating in the workplace