Mind Media Awards 2016 

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

Winners will be 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.

The 2016 shortlist

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The shortlist for this year’s Mind Media Awards has been announced! Entries from across the media spectrum, including for the first time a Film category, cover an extraordinary range of mental health issues. 

Stories from those with lived experience have a strong presence this year, with those up for nomination including Jeremy Vine’s 90 second stories on BBC Radio 2, Channel 4’s The Island with Bear Grylls and BBC Three documentary Professor Green: Suicide and Me.

The hotly contested Drama category sees Channel 4’s dark comedy Flowers starring Olivia Colman up against Paul Whitehouse’s bittersweet drama Nurse and E4’s 90s set teen drama My Mad Fat Diary.

A UK wide shortlist for soaps and continual series sees Scottish River City, Welsh Pobol y Cwm and EastEnders battling it out.

Check out the full 2016 Mind Media Award's shortlist

 

The media we consume, whether through TV documentaries, print news, digital blogs, radio or film, has a huge impact on people’s attitudes towards mental health problems. Sensitive, accurate portrayals play a vital role in reducing the stigma and discrimination experienced by people with mental health problems. - Paul Farmer, Mind's CEO

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