We're Mind, the mental health charity. We exist to make sure anyone with a mental health problem gets support and respect.

We know that media reports can have a huge impact on people’s mental health, prompting them to start conversations, seek help and support each other.

That’s why we hold the Mind Media Awards every year, to recognise and celebrate the best possible representations of mental health across TV, radio, print and online.

2018 winners

Our shortlist panels and judges were blown away by the high standard of entries shown this year. We had a record number of entries with a strong presence of stories from those with personal experience of mental health problems.

We are excited to announce the winners of the Virgin Money Giving Mind Media Awards 2018.

2018 winners

Why the Mind Media Awards matter

Recent polling carried out for Mind showed that people believe journalists have more influence over public attitudes to mental health than politicians do. Where negative coverage can have a devastating effect on people’s lives, accurate, positive portrayals of mental health can be a lifeline.

Julia Lamb, Media Engagement and Awards Manager, explains why we hold the Media Awards and have done for over 20 years.

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Our sponsors

We wish to say a massive thank you to our sponsors for their generous contributions!

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The judges

Another special thank you to our independent judges. Each of our judges is a media expert who has either produced work about mental health or is a previous Mind Media Awards winner.

Meet the judges

Last year's event

The 2017 Virgin Money Giving Mind Media Awards were held at Leicester Square ODEON, where Prince Harry presented an award.

Cold Feet, Hollyoaks, Victoria Derbyshire, Bryony Gordon and I, Daniel Blake were among the winners at the ceremony, hosted by Mind Ambassador Fearne Cotton, with an introduction from our President Stephen Fry.

View photos from the event

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