The 2016 shortlist
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. Find out more:
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