Entertainment - Mind Media Awards 2016 Winner

Loose Women, ITV

Loose Women’s ‘Lighten the Load’ campaign challenges the stigma that surrounds mental health by encouraging people to talk and share their experiences. They discuss topics such as: how to cope after suicide in the family; post-natal depression; depression after a relationship breakup; and spotting signs of anxiety in children.

It was wonderful to see the presenter Andrea opening up about her experiences of post-natal depression. It’s a good campaign with personal stories which are very effective.

- Judge's comment 

With thanks

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Grayson Perry: All Man, Channel 4 (Swan Films)

Grayson Perry’s new series focuses on issues of mental health from a gendered perspective. As a frock-wearing, mountain-biking father of one, Grayson has a unique perspective on his own tribe. The viewers see Grayson reflect on his own prejudices, machismo and upbringing.

DIY SOS: Homes for Veterans, BBC One

In this DIY SOS special, the team which included the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, renovated eight properties turning them into three new veterans' homes. The episode focuses on veterans John and Jack, and explores what it is like to live with PTSD through letting them tell their own stories.

The Island with Bear Grylls, Channel 4 (Shine)

Former Army Corporal Hannah, who lost her leg while on guard duty in Iraq, takes on The Island, challenging gender stereotypes and exploring issues of post-traumatic stress disorder as she does it.

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