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.

Award categories

This year we will be presenting awards in 11 categories: Digital champion, Documentary, Drama, Entertainment, Journalist, News and current affairs, Podcast *new for 2018*, Publication, Radio, Soaps and continuing series and Student journalist.

Plus we will recognise two individuals in our special awards: Making a Difference and Speaking Out.

Mind Media Awards 2018 shortlist

Our shortlist panels have been blown away by the high standard of entries shown this year. We've 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 shortlist for the Mind Media Awards 2018.

The 2018 shortlist

This year's host

We're excited to announce that the Virgin Money Giving Mind Media Awards 2018 will be hosted by our President Stephen Fry

Stephen was filmed at the ceremony last year talking about the importance of the Mind Media Awards and why we celebrate the very best portrayals of mental health in the media.

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 Mind Media Awards and have done for over 20 years.

Find out why the awards matter

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

See the 2017 winners

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