CHWA 2021 Awards

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The CHWA 2021 Awards Shortlist is revealed...

Thank you to everyone who applied and nominated projects for the CHWA 2021 Awards.

Our awards team were positively overwhelmed by the quality and volume of applications this year. Each application told another story of the sector’s tenacious creativity, care and collaborative spirit in response to the individual, local and global challenges we face.

Here is the CHWA 2021 Awards Shortlist... Come and join us for the Awards ceremony on 23 April!

Collective Power in partnership with Ideas Alliance and The Lived Experience Network (The LENs)

Boats on an Ocean | Breathe Arts Health Research (Breathe): NHS Staff Wellbeing Programme | Dance On, Yorkshire Dance | Joy of Sound | Maternal Journal | Misery Meets | Outside Edge Theatre Company

Practising Well in collaboration with Nicola Naismith

GEM One to One Mentoring Programme nominated by Sarah English (Birmingham Museums) | Kazzum Arts nominated by Lisa Hayes | North Bristol NHS Trust Fresh Arts nominated by Sophie Dunn (Live Music) |  Opus Music CIC nominated by Sarah Matthews | Soundcastle nominated by Caoimhe de Paor |  Thriving Facilitators nominated by Ally Walsh


Be-coming Tree | Collaborate, Cartwheel Arts | Cody Dock , Gasworks Dock Partnership | HOME Carbon Literacy Training: Remote Delivery | The Isthmus Project | Wellbeing Pathfinders, North Bristol NHS Trust

Read more about the shortlisted projects and book your tickets for the CHWA 2021 Awards Ceremony below

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Although the world and life as we know it has changed since we launched the CHWA 2020 Awards in the winter of 2019, we and our partners believe that the themes of collective power (partnership), practitioner wellbeing and climate are ever more relevant and important. We also recognize that we cannot go forward without addressing the connections between our work and health and cultural inequalities – and specifically the impacts of racism.  

During the pandemic, we have seen the culture, health and wellbeing sector respond with creativity, imagination and kindness to meet global crisis, local need and individual loss. As partnership and collaboration have driven innovation and greater reach, the need systematically to support wellbeing across the sector, respond to the climate and ecological emergency and its relationship with global and local inequalities is becoming clearer.

We are looking for projects, organisations and people who have led the way through lockdown or are learning from this challenging time to build a better future.