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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.

Entries for the 2019 Awards are now closed and winners will be announced on 13 November 2019.

The award categories are: Digital Champion, Documentary, Drama, Entertainment, Journalist, News and Current Affairs, Podcast, Publication, Radio, Soaps or Continual Series and Student Journalist.

2019 shortlist

Our shortlist panels 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 2019 shortlist for all 11 categories.

See this years shortlist

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.

Find out why the awards matter

Our sponsors

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

Meet our sponsors

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 2018 Virgin Money Giving Mind Media Awards were held at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at London's Southbank Centre on 29 November.

The 2018 winners were chosen from hundreds of entries from across the media spectrum with Coronation Street, The One Show and ex-footballer Clarke Carlisle among the winners.

The event was hosted by our President Stephen Fry.

See the 2018 winners

Looking back at the Mind Media Awards

The Mind Media Awards have be running for over 20 years and have grown in profile and reach year on year.

Take a look back at the highlights including the hosts, guests and winners and see what familiar faces you can spot.


Take a look back at previous years

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