Mind Media Awards 2016 

The Virgin Money Giving Mind Media Awards 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.

Eleven special awards are granted in categories including news and current affairs programme, journalist, documentary and blogger. Two special awards are also presented on the night.

Winners were announced at a celebratory event at The Troxy on Monday 14 November bringing together celebrities, industry professionals and people who have shared their personal experiences through the media.


Cricket legend Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff MBE hosted the evening. Guests including Paul Whitehouse, Grayson Perry and Alastair Campbell celebrated the broadcasters, bloggers and journalists who have, through compelling, honest and well-crafted work, made a contribution to changing attitudes and tackling mental health stigma.

Congratulations to the winners and nominees and a special thank you to our sponsors, for making it all possible. 

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It’s been an amazing honour to host the Mind Media Awards, particularly because of the massive amount of inspirational and touching work we’ve seen this year. Huge congratulations to all of our winners for their incredibly hard work showing the wider world how to tackle the subject sensitively and honestly and bringing mental health stories to greater public attention. - Freddie Flintoff, MBE

Watch a replay of the Mind Media Awards ceremony thanks to our sponsor Virgin Money Giving

Introducing the Film Award sponsored by ODEON

ODEON has partnered with Mind to sponsor a new Film category at this year’s Mind Media Awards. The award celebrates and honours the very best portrayals of mental health problems in film from the last 12 months.

The four shortlisted films - Amy, Inside Out, Love & Mercy and Room - went head to head in an online public vote - thank you to everyone who voted! The winner was announced at our #VMGMindAwards ceremony on Monday 14 November - congratulations to Inside Out! Watch some highlights from the nominee films here

A look back at the Mind Media Awards 2015



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