The 2019 GSK IMPACT Award winners have been announced by The King’s Fund. The award recognises the outstanding contribution of 10 charities to improving the UK’s health and wellbeing.
The winners are:
- The Children’s Sleep Charity – dedicated to supporting children and young people with sleep issues in England and Wales.
- East Surrey Domestic Abuse Service – supports people in East Surrey who are at risk or experiencing domestic abuse and coercion.
- Grassroots Suicide Prevention – aims to prevent suicide and reduce the stigma associated with it.
- Healthy Minds – a user-led service promoting positive mental health and recovery in Calderdale, West Yorkshire.
- Off the Record Youth Counselling Croydon – offers free, independent and professional counselling for young people in the London Boroughs of Croydon, Sutton and Merton.
- Positive Life – Northern Ireland’s only dedicated HIV charity and provides a wide range of services to those living with and affected by HIV.
- Rape Crisis South London – helps women and girls in South London who have suffered from any form of sexual violence, however recently or long ago.
- Refugee and Migrant Centre Black Country and Birmingham – supports migrants and refugees through crisis and disadvantage, offering advice and assistance.
- Suffolk Family Carers – supports unpaid carers of all ages across Suffolk.
- Support in Mind Scotland – aims to improve the quality of life for people whose mental health has a serious impact on their life, particularly those living in rural areas.
Each award winner will receive a £30,000 donation and two places on a free training and development programme.
The overall winner will be announced at the GSK IMPACT Awards ceremony on 16th May 2019.