FdA Film & Media Production student, Hailie Warren, worked on a live brief with the Better Health at Work Award (BHAWA) to develop and produce video material for their website, to promote health and wellbeing for organisations in County Durham.

Each video will focus on how organisations can adopt better wellbeing workplace practices and lifestyle changes through the support of the BHAWA. The BHAWA in County Durham is delivered by the Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP), who’s charitable mission is to support ‘learning for all’.

Hailie collaborated with Joe Astbury from County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS) to showcase how the fire service promotes workplace wellbeing.

Hailie is due to work with Northumbrian Water on Wednesday to produce a similar video for Pioneering Care Partnerships.

Hailie said:

“Since starting the foundation degree at NCD, I have discovered how my skills best fit a producer role, and this project has helped me work towards that specific career. It has been great working with different companies in a professional setting and creating videos to a set brief.”

Bailie Grimes, Level 3 Creative Media Production student, stepped in last minute to help Hailie on camera. Bailie said:

“This was a great opportunity for me to gain experience working on a live brief with a client. I look forward to progressing at NCD to study my degree from September.”

We hope to continue working with Karen Stubbings and Amy Johnson from BHAWA to develop a series of videos to raise awareness for Cancer Awareness Month.

Karen Stubbings, Workplace Health Co-ordinator at the BHAWA, said: “The fantastic work of the students will showcase to businesses throughout Durham, that many are already adopting an improved awareness of health and wellbeing in the workplace and how important it is to address new ways of working.”

Scott Whytock, Lecturer in Media, said:

“Our students are excited about working with a company who have a vested interest in helping the disadvantaged in the local community. Together we can help to promote better health at work for all those affected in the local area.”

New College Durham are proud to be working towards their Bronze Award for the BHAWA, which showcases their commitment to looking after their employees.

Watch the video