Bupa celebrates organisations leading the way in health and wellbeing

10 July 2019 . United Kingdom

Bupa UK was delighted to present the Bupa Health and Wellbeing Award to Anglian Water, who have developed a wellbeing strategy with real breadth and depth.

BITC Bupa Health and Wellbeing Award 2019

The award, which was one of 11 categories of the Business in the Community (BITC) Responsible Business Awards 2019, was presented to Anglian Water at the Royal Albert Hall in London, yesterday evening (Tuesday). Bupa also recognised the Costain Group with the Highly Commended accolade.

David Hynam, CEO of Bupa Global and UK, said: “It is great to celebrate the organisations making a positive impact on colleagues as well as their local communities. Congratulations to all the winners and, in particular, Anglian Water, who received the Bupa Health and Wellbeing Award.

“Health and wellbeing and the theme of the night, mental health, are at the heart of what we do at Bupa.”

Mark Allan, Commercial Director, Bupa UK Insurance, who led the judging panel and presented the award on the night, said: “I would like to congratulate our winner Anglian Water, who stood out for the way it has developed a wellbeing strategy with real breadth and depth across its organisation. It is great to see an organisation that is making sure its employees and stakeholders know about, and feel comfortable accessing, help.

“We had some great entries. I would also like to congratulate the Costain Group. We gave the business a Highly Commended for the work it is doing with construction workers on mental health. The business has 300 trained mental health first aiders – one for every 15 staff.”

Bupa was delighted to sponsor the award as wellbeing and mental health are focus areas for Bupa and key priorities for its customers. Bupa has a unique perspective on mental health, as a provider of mental health services to 75% of the FTSE 100 companies and to thousands of customers in the UK and overseas.

Bupa covers more mental health conditions than any other leading UK insurer* and doesn’t place a time limit on cover for mental health conditions. Bupa UK Insurance has also trained its senior executive team as Mental Health First Aiders and more than 200 managers in Mental Health Awareness.

Notes to editor

*As of May 2019, based on internally conducted research of the consumer health insurance market. Refers to standard mental health cover when this is included in the selected health cover product.

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