Virgin Money Giving Mind Media Awards 2017
Soaps or Continual Series sponsored by Lipsy winner
Hollyoaks - Scott Drinkwell's Depression. Lime Pictures for Channel 4
Scott Drinkwell, played by Ross Adams, is a prominent LGBT+ character in Hollyoaks, but his flamboyant personality has sometimes led him to be ridiculed by his neighbours and even isolated from some of the LGBT+ community. Years of bullying and feeling that he doesn't belong both contribute to a suicide attempt, but it's only when friends and family find Scott's video diary that everyone realises how Scott is feeling.
Mind and the award judges would like to give special thanks to the other entrants:
Casualty - BBC One
The long-running medical drama follows nurse David Hide as he returns to the emergency department after being signed off work because of his bipolar disorder. We see David struggle with his mental health and his medication.
EastEnders - Lee's Mental Health. BBC One
Danny-Boy Hatchard plays Lee Carter who is being bullied at work, bottling up his feelings of depression and becoming more disconnected from his wife and loved ones. We follow Lee's story over 18 months as he reaches crisis point and finally gets the help and support he needs.
Call the Midwife - BBC One (Neal Street Productions)
The BBC period drama explores what mental health care was like during the 1950s. Sister Mary Cynthia, played by Bryony Hannah, has been experiencing anxiety after being physically attacked. She goes missing and is later found in a mental health institution.