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News and Current Affairs winner

The Victoria Derbyshire Programme - BBC Two, BBC News

The programme has covered dozens of stories about mental health this year including the experiences of James Casling, who recounts how he was sectioned at the age of 18, three years after the suicide of his father. Actor Adam Deacon leads another story, exploring bipolar disorder and looking at the impact of it on his own film career.

Victoria Derbyshire

Shortlisted entries

Mind and the award judges would like to give special thanks to the other entrants:

BBC News at Six - BBC One

This year, BBC News at Six has produced stories about mental health stigma, suicide, the perspectives of young people, and the inspirational work being done by professionals to help those who are the most difficult to reach. The BBC’s coverage also sheds light on the impact of mental health problems on family members struggling to help loved ones in crisis.

5 News

A team of journalists pursued a series of investigations throughout the year into different aspects of mental health care, revealing a number of shocking safety failings. The stories were illustrated by candid and sensitive interviews with patients and their families. The team also secured the first full TV interview with Prince Harry after he revealed he had sought counselling to deal with the grief of his mother’s death.

You & Yours - BBC Radio 4

You & Yours has focused on mental health throughout the year, including the effects of changes to the benefits system, the rise of anxiety in young people and how workplaces are responding to stress.

BBC Newsbeat

Newsbeat’s role is to make sense of the world for 16- to 24-year-olds. In the past year, reporters have responded to some challenging subjects including terror, trauma and bereavement. An interview with a survivor from the Bataclan terror attack was particularly moving and sensitively handled, while a segment about living with acne shone a light on mental health and body image.

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