Children North East partnership project shortlisted for NHS collaboration prize

NHS Collaboration Awards Project

Children North East and its South Tees Arts Project (STAR) partners are delighted to announce that their initiative to improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged children in South Tees has been shortlisted for ‘Most Impactful Project Addressing Health Inequalities’ at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2022, recognising their outstanding contribution to healthcare and NHS collaboration.

Over 190 entries were received for this year’s Awards, which will announce overall winners on 24th March.

HSJ commented, “STAR was shortlisted, ahead of the official awards ceremony to be held on 24th March. Standing out amongst tough competition from hundreds of other exemplary applicants, STAR has been selected based on their ambition, visionary spirit and the demonstrable positive impact that their project has had on children, young people and their families living in some of the most deprived communities in Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland.

The collaborative project was initiated by the North East and North Cumbria Child Health and Wellbeing Network, whose vision is that all children and young people should be given the opportunity to flourish, reach their potential and be advantaged by organisations working together. The programme was developed in conjunction with Northern Ballet, and is being delivered by key regional partners, including frontline organisations, local primary schools, academic researchers, and the South Tees public health team.

Martin Wilson, Executive Director at TIN Arts comments, “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for ‘Most Impactful Project Addressing Health Inequalities’, recognising the collaborative efforts and dedication of the project team over the last twelve months to successfully implement STAR. We are committed to improving outcomes for children and young people, and to be chosen among the other incredible nominees is a wonderful achievement.  This nomination has been a tremendous boost for all project partners, and I am sure it will bolster our continued efforts to spread the success of the initiative to other under-served communities.”

Learn more about the STAR project in the launch announcement.


Photography by Ian Paine