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Local community-focused arts charity prioritises workplace health

Jack Drum Arts has started its journey in prioritising the health and wellbeing of its staff by signing up to the Better Health at Work Award (BHAWA).


The BHAWA encourages organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees, by supporting workplaces to deliver health focused that address key public health priorities. The award is free, and available to all businesses across County Durham.



Socially-focused arts organisation, Jack Drum Arts, signed up to the BHAWA in October 2023. Speaking on the award, Jill Chambers, Operations Coordinator at Jack Drum Arts, said: “As a socially-focused arts organisation, it made sense for Jack Drum Arts to sign up to the Bronze BHAWA.


“Looking after our own staff team is key to providing a strong foundation for our extensive community work and since our central ethos is to enable people and communities to thrive through creative practice, it is only natural that we extend this aspiration to our own team too.”


The BHAWA is available for all organisations in County Durham, no matter what sector, or how big or small an organisation is.


Karen Stubbings, BHAWA County Durham Project Lead, said: “We are so pleased that Jack Drum Arts have signed up to the award. The award was created to improve workplace health in as many organisations as possible, no matter the size of the organisation or the amount of employees. By signing up to the award, Jack Drum Arts will receive full support from our team to help them improve the health & wellbeing of their staff.


“In the financial year of 2022 to 2023, the County Durham BHAWA team successfully aided 92% of people in their improvement of their lifestyle and physical health, and supported a total of 40,776 employees with health and wellbeing information.”


Health and Wellbeing charity, the Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP), is proud to deliver the BHAWA to the people of County Durham, to inspire workplaces to engage with employee health and wellbeing.


To sign up for the award and start your journey to better health in the workplace, contact workplacehealth@pcp.uk.net


To find out more about the Workplace Health initiative and the award, visit www.betterhealthcountydurham.co.uk

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