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.

Introducing the Film Award sponsored by ODEON

We're excited to announce that 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 - will go head to head in an online public vote, opening Wednesday 26 October and closing Friday 4 November. Watch some highlights from the films and vote here

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

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