Virgin Money Giving Mind Media Awards 2017
Journalist sponsored by Bupa winner
Catherine Jones - Channel 5 News
In the past year, Catherine Jones has pursued a series of stories about failings in the mental health care system and the human cost. Her hard work has resulted in exclusives that reveal the extent of the crisis in NHS and private care.
Mind and the award judges would like to give special thanks to the other entrants:
Bryony Gordon - Telegraph Media Group
Mad World is a podcast where Bryony Gordon interviews people with lived experience in an effort to normalise mental health problems. In the first episode she interviews Prince Harry, who talks about the difficulties he faced in the years following his mother's death. The episode had 4.1 million listens on The Telegraph website alone. She has since interviewed a diverse range of people from mothers speaking about postnatal depression to Will Young discussing his experience of PTSD.
Danny Buckland - Sunday Express and The Times
Danny Buckland presents a range of pieces which demonstrate how mental health comes in many guises and can affect people across all social and economic strata.
Mick Coyle - Radio City Talk
Mick launched Mental Health Monday on the Radio City Talk news station, a weekly discussion show tackling the stigma around mental health and enabling people to share their stories in an open, honest and non-judgemental way.
James Crichton-Smith - ITV Cymru Wales
James has produced several exclusive news stories about mental health for ITV Wales. His story about face-down restraint features a sensitive and candid interview with a woman with first-hand experience of being restrained during a mental health crisis.