Wellbeing challenge with St John Ambulance: Wellbeing for all in the workplace
How might we support employers to become more aware of the benefits of good mental health within the workplace to focus on prevention rather than the response to mental health incidents?
Tees Valley Business Challenge connects large organisations who have pressing challenges with small businesses and social enterprises who have innovative solutions. These solution developers are then helped through advice, grant funding and new contacts to build, test and commercialise their ideas. We are specifically looking to work with small and medium-sized organisations (for-profit businesses and social enterprises) based in the Tees Valley.
St John Ambulance is a modern and dynamic charity, with a long and diverse heritage underpinning its vital work. The organisation has been providing first aid and first aid training for over 140 years. Working with regional partners, we have identified a challenge held by St John Ambulance where there are opportunities for innovative local businesses to get involved.
We are looking for products and services that will support employers to become more aware of the benefits of good mental health within the workplace to focus on prevention rather than the response to mental health incidents.
More details of the challenge will be provided at this event, as well as further information on how we are able to support innovative solution developers (including through significant funding).
The programme is being delivered by Edge Innovation in partnership with Tees Valley Business, the Local Growth Hub for the Tees Valley established by the Tees Valley Combined Authority and Tees Valley Mayor, RTC North, AHSN, Dynamo, NEPIC, VONNE and Teesside University.
The programme is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. The UK Community Renewal Fund aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment.