for better mental health

Mind Media Awards 2020

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.

However, due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, we will not be going ahead with this year’s Mind Media Awards.

The plan is to open up the window for eligible entries for the 2021 awards to two years, so that anyone who would have entered this year is not excluded.

We want to use this year to look back over the lifetime of the awards and give special recognition to those portrayals in the media that have truly shaped the public’s understanding of mental health. This year’s awards will be a celebration of the best of the last 25 years.

We want your suggestions for those key moments, and your memories of Mind Media Awards from years gone by. To get involved please drop us a line at [email protected]

Last year's event

The 2019 Bupa Mind Media Awards were held at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at London's Southbank Centre on Wednesday 13 November. 

This year winners included Channel 4 News, acclaimed director Shane Meadows and his team for drama, The Virtues and respected MP and mental health activist, Sir Norman Lamb.

The event was hosted by Radio DJ, TV presenter and author, Greg James. 

2019 winners

Our judges and 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.

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

See this year's 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.

Find out why the awards matter

Looking back at the Mind Media Awards

The Mind Media Awards have been 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

Other ways to get involved

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