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UK Diabetes charity, JDRF, nominated for a National Happiness Award.

JDRF happiness award nominees

JDRF is a charity that funds research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes, and give support and a voice to people with type 1 and their families.

In his nomination for JDRF to be recognised as the happiest place to work in the UK, Evan Jones, Executive Assistant at JDRF, says 'a happy workforce is a more productive one'. He credits work-life balance, a positive culture and an emphasis on mental health and wellbeing for helping to create a happy workplace.

Evan went on to explain: 'Happiness isn't just having fun. At JDRF, we recognise that mental health and wellbeing is essential for everyone. Our staff intranet has devoted mental health pages, and wellbeing content is shared regularly. We bring staff together as part of our 'learn at lunch' programme, which hosts talks on a range of topics from any team interested in taking part.

'One of the things that make us happy is that we know these initiatives are working. Staff who leave JDRF have a habit of coming back a few years later, and one of the main drivers behind their decisions to reapply for roles old and new is that JDRF is such a fun, happy place to work!

'We put a lot of weight behind the benefits of having a positive culture, and it's important to our HR team that we foster a happy, safe environment.'

Are you part of the team at JDRF? If so, you can support their nomination, with a nomination of your own. Or if you think your organisation deserves to be nominated for a National Happiness Award tell us about it by nominating them.

Nominations close in a few days. Don't delay, nominate today.

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