Virgin Money Giving Mind Media Awards 2017
Cold Feet Series Six - ITV (Big Talk Productions)
The acclaimed ITV drama returned after a 13-year hiatus, with Pete's depression storyline taking centre stage. We see the character Pete, played by John Thomson, struggling financially, losing his zest for life and finding it difficult to confide in loved ones about how he feels. The show highlights how hard men can find it to reach out for support and is loosely based on writer Mike Bullen's own experience of depression.
Mind and the award judges would like to give special thanks to the other entrants:
This is Us - 20th Century Fox Television, acquired by Channel 4 for the UK
This Is Us depicts Randall's long term battle with anxiety and explores how this disorder is often misunderstood by others. It culminates with Randall, played by Emmy-winning actor Sterling K. Brown, experiencing a severe panic attack.
Wide Open Spaces - BBC Radio 4 (Radio Drama North)
BBC Radio 4's Afternoon Drama, follows Samuel as he tries to get across London to put a teddy on the grave of his daughter on the first year anniversary of her death. But Samuel, played by Paapa Essiedu, has agoraphobia and a tube trip for him is like climbing Everest. The drama shines a light on this often misunderstood and complex condition.