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2016 sponsors

Headline sponsor - Virgin Money Giving

Virgin Money Giving is the not-for-profit online fundraising arm of Virgin Money and was established in 2009. Virgin Money uses its infrastructure and expertise as a financial services business to ensure that Virgin Money Giving is efficient and secure.

Mental health problems affect many people and Virgin Money Giving is delighted to support the Mind Media awards to celebrate those who challenge the status quo and bring mental health issues out into the open.

ODEON Cinemas

We're the leading cinema chain in Europe - with 121 cinemas in the UK & Ireland.

We love what we do – creating inspiring experiences for all our guests and generating memories that can last a lifetime. The films we show transport imaginations into new and exciting worlds. Our job is to amplify this experience by giving our guests many other reasons to smile. To do that best, we need colleagues who love working on our team. Supporting our people by fostering an environment that facilitates and promotes mental health and wellbeing is crucial to our success.

Working with Mind since the start of this year, we're committed to helping this great cause tackle mental health stigma. Raising awareness is vital, so we are very excited to be sponsoring the new Film award at the Mind Media Awards, to honour the best portrayals of mental health issues in film over the last 12 months. Visit ODEON's website.


Our purpose, longer, healthier, happier lives, sits at the heart of everything we do.

As a leading healthcare group we offer health insurance, run care homes, retirement villages, health centres and dental clinics. We also provide home healthcare, health assessments, long-term condition management services and workplace health services.

We recognise that mental health is just as important as physical health. We are proud to sponsor the Mind Media Awards and to help tackle the stigma which prevents so many people from seeking help.

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Comic Relief

Comic Relief is committed to tackling the stigma around mental health through its funding of the Time to Change campaign and other initiatives. We have a history of communicating serious and complex issues in an accessible, engaging and sometimes challenging way, and are proud to be sponsoring this year's Speaking Out Award. The volume and quality of entries is a testament, not only to the importance of this event, but also to the growing momentum that will see real progress on this issue.

Anna Sargent Family Trust

As an undergraduate, Anna wrote for student publications. She developed excellent communication skills while holding a number of senior PR posts, firstly in TV and then with law and property firms. However, from her early 20s until she took her own life aged 36, Anna suffered from depression. In recognition of Anna's courage in fighting her demons and to help raise the profile of mental health, the Anna Sargent Family Trust is proud to encourage young people to speak out by sponsoring this award.

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