What our sponsors say
We are very grateful to the following organisations that help make these awards possible.
Euro RSCG London sponsors our Making a difference award. Russ Lidstone their CEO, says:
The Mind Media Awards are helping to challenge people’s understanding of mental health by recognising the talented broadcasters and programme makers who aim to eradicate the misconceptions around this illness.
Having attended these awards several years in a row now, I am repeatedly overwhelmed and humbled by the incredible stories that are brought to my attention.
AXA PPP healthcare sponsors Journalist of the year. Sonia Wolsey-Cooper, their Membership & People Director says:
People’s views and feelings about mental health are deeply influenced by the media.
As a sponsor of the Mind Media Awards, we are proud to have played a part in recognising the good work of journalists who challenge the prejudice and stigma that are still unfairly associated with mental illness.
Through their endeavours, they have shown how, with effective care and support, people affected by mental illness can be helped to live active, fulfilling lives.
Samaritans sponsors our News and current affairs award
Samaritans believes that, in order to create a society in which fewer people die by suicide, it’s vital that people, and young people in particular, gain a better understanding of mental health issues. That’s why we’ve been proud to work with the Mind Media Awards to recognise the achievements of broadcasters who have made the effort to address these issues in what can be a challenging environment.
Comic Relief sponsors our Speaking out award:
Comic Relief prides itself on communicating serious issues in an accessible and engaging way and we are proud to sponsor the Speaking out award. The volume and quality of entries is a testament to the importance of this event, and the entries shortlisted will all have made a valuable contribution to breaking down the stigma surrounding mental distress.
The Mark Hanson Digital media award
Mark Hanson was a public relations strategist who specialised in advising clients on new media strategies. However, privately he battled with depression and anxiety, and died in March 2011. Those experiencing a mental health problem shouldn’t feel they have to cope behind closed doors, but so many do because of the stigma that still exists. It is vital that as a society we work together to break this down. It is an honour that the Mind Digital media award is given in Mark Hanson’s memory.