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Workplace health and wellbeing celebrated in County Durham

A leading North East partnership is showcasing organisations with excellent workplace wellbeing.

The Better Health at Work Award (BHAWA) County Durham is proud to honour organisations for their dedication to improving workplace health through advanced training and awareness.

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS) are one of many organisations leading the way to shape a future of better health and wellbeing practices in the workplace, as they currently hold a Maintaining Excellence Award and Ambassador Status.

Stuart Errington, Chief Fire Officer (CFO) at County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Being a part of the Better Health at Work Award has been a really important part of our overall approach to understanding and improving the wellbeing of all our staff.

“The award helps focus our attention on this vital area, motivates staff to get involved in important initiatives and helps drive a culture of excellence where staff priortise their health and wellbeing.”

The BHAWA are appealing for businesses in County Durham that are ready to join CDDFRS and prioritise their workforce’s health and wellbeing.

The award is free and available to all businesses in County Durham, who will be given access to a supportive workplace health team and training opportunities to understand stress and basic mental health.

Through relevant training from the award, organisations across the region have seen a decrease in absenteeism and an increase in productivity and improved performance from their team.

Other areas employers can focus on to build on staff wellbeing include financial wellbeing, smoking and tobacco, disease prevention, physical activity, cancer awareness and dementia awareness.

The County Durham locality of the BHAWA is managed and delivered by the Pioneering Care Partnership.

If your business is interested in raising awareness and values health and wellbeing, contact

Find out more about the Better Health at Work Award’s at

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