The Mind Media Awards, sponsored by Virgin Money Giving, celebrate the best examples of reporting and portrayal of mental health in print, broadcast and digital media. Mind organises these awards to reward media professionals, organisations and students who report responsibly and sensitively on mental health issues.
Ten awards were announced at a celebratory event at The Troxy on Monday 16 November bringing together celebrities, industry professionals and people who have shared their personal experiences through the media.
The awards were granted in categories including:
- news and current affairs programme,
- documentary, and
- blogger (written or video blogs).
Two special awards were also presented on the night.
Shortlisted entries were judged by a panel of media industry experts on criteria including whether the entry challenged common perceptions of mental health, was well-crafted and responsibly produced, safe for intended audiences and reached new audiences.