Our congratulations go to the 10 charities who have won 2015 GSK IMPACT Awards for their outstanding contributions to improving the UK’s health and wellbeing.
The following organisations will receive a £30,000 donation, plus two places on a unique training and development programme and an invitation to join the GSK IMPACT Awards Development Network with its programme of free meetings and events.
The overall winner, RESTORE, was announced at the GSK IMPACT Awards ceremony on 14 May 2015. Watch a short film about their work.
- Alzheimer’s Support - based in Wiltshire, helping improve diagnosis and support for people with dementia.
- CoolTan Arts - based in Southwark, helping improve the lives of people in mental distress through creativity, self-advocacy and volunteer opportunities.
- The Deborah Hutton Campaign – based in Islington, helping prevent smoking among young people through peer-to-peer education and campaigns, including its Cut Films project.
- Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust – based in Islington, is the only UK charity supporting women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities and focuses activity on raising the profile and understanding of the disease and ways to prevent it.
- National Council for Palliative Care – a members’ organisation campaigning to help everyone approaching the end of life have the right to the highest quality care and support.
- Neuromuscular Centre – based in Cheshire, providing physiotherapy, training and employment opportunities for those with degenerative neuromuscular conditions, as well as assistance for their carers.
- Off the Record – based in Bristol, helping young people to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
- RESTORE – based in Oxford, supporting people with mental health problems to gain or maintain employment.
- The Junction – based in Leith, helping children and young people make positive choices that promote their health and wellbeing and reduce harmful behaviour.
- Wave Trauma Centre – based in Belfast, offering care and support to anyone bereaved, injured or traumatised through the violence in Northern Ireland.
The following runners up receive a £3,000 donation.