Virgin Money Giving Mind Media Awards 2017
Digital Champion sponsored by Counselling Directory winner
The Mental Podcast - Ian Boldsworth at Infinite Hermit
After addressing mental health issues in his stand-up tour and in several interviews, Ian created The Mental Podcast. The series deals with deeply personal accounts from Ian regarding his mental health, alongside interviews with friends.
Mind and the award judges would like to give special thanks to the other entrants:
I'm Suicidal - DestinyBlue (Alice de Ste Croix)
Alice is an artist who deals with her mental health through drawing. Alice decided to draw and write about her experiences to let the world know what it is like to experience suicidal feelings.
Talking About BPD - Rosie Cappuccino
Rosie's blog documents her journey from silence to talking about her diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD). She aims to further public understanding of BPD, beyond the many inaccurate stereotypes and expose a need for better funding and better mental health services.
We're All Mad Here - Claire Eastham
Claire started her blog We're All Mad Here in 2013, about her experiences of social anxiety and panic disorder. Her content aims to offer readers the best information and support, while maintaining an uplifting tone.
I'm Right There in Your Corner - Peter Thompson
This short film features a poem that encourages men to be more open and supportive around the issue of mental health. It includes footage from Peter's recent Marathons for the Mind challenge which involved completing 44 marathons in 44 counties on 44 consecutive days. The film went viral earlier this year with over 30,000 views.