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Congratulations to all the winners at the Virgin Money Giving Mind Media Awards 2017.

The awards celebrate honest, accurate and sensitive portrayals of mental health in the media.

TV presenter Fearne Cotton hosted this year’s event at ODEON Leicester Square where winners were announced across 14 categories covering everything from TV soaps and dramas, to news and current affairs, as well as journalist and digital champion.

We were delighted to be joined by Prince Harry who presented the Speaking Out award.

You can rewatch all the action from our livestream on Mind's Facebook page.

Our headline sponsor

We are pleased to announce that Virgin Money Giving will once again sponsor this year’s Mind Media Awards.

Virgin Money Giving is the not for profit online fundraising arm of Virgin Money. It was set up to ensure as much money as possible makes its way from fundraisers to the causes where it’s needed most - to charities just like Mind. Since launching in 2009, over 13,000 charities have registered, over 760,000 fundraisers have created their own pages and almost £570 million has been raised through Virgin Money Giving.

As Mind’s preferred online fundraising partner, Virgin Money Giving has helped raise over £9 million over the last eight years, enabling us to continue our work supporting people with mental health problems. 

Loose Women's 'Lighten the Load Hero'

In 2017 Mind and ITV’s Loose Women came together to launch The Lighten the Load Hero award. This special new award celebrates the everyday heroes who support those of us living with mental health problems.

The 2017 Lighten the Load Hero was announced at the Awards ceremony on 13 November.

Thank you to our sponsors!

We'd like to thank all of our sponsors for their involvement in this year's Mind Media Awards. Together, we’ll honour the outstanding work of our nominees, who have given a voice to people facing mental health problems. 

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Mind Media Awards Judges

Our independent panel of judges bring a wealth of experience of mental health and media reporting, many are former Mind Media Awards winners. 

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