Anna Sargent Student Journalist - Mind Media Awards 2016 Winner
Exeposé Newspaper, Exeter University
Exeposé aims to provide a platform for students to share their mental health stories and become more informed about seeking help. Editors Sarah and James focused on awareness, support and tackling the stigma of speaking out (particularly for men). Eamonn, Deputy Editor, and Fiona, News Editor, led an investigation into student mental health at Exeter, while Sophie, Features Editor, shared her story regarding her struggles seeking help (the link to this external content found on Exposé has expired).
"A really good variety of stories from video games and mental health to the local wellbeing centre. They built on stories and really tapped into something."
- Judge's comment
Mind and the award judges would like to give special thanks to the other entrants:
Robyn Wallis, University for the Creative Arts
Robyn's powerful radio documentary follows the childhood of the now 19 year old Rosie. Through exploration of Rosie's experiences of bullying and eating disorder, Robyn provides information and support for people who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder, and those who support them.
Alexandra Gatenby, City University, London
Alexandra asks: is enough being done for parents with perinatal depression? As well as sharing exclusive testimonies from two mothers and two fathers, she discusses the fact that fathers are still not included in guidelines for NHS staff, and looks into whether post-natal depression would be better treated from a holistic perspective.
Allison Blaes, BIRST Radio, Bournemouth University
Allison's podcast series aims to reduce the stigma around mental health, exploring issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and social anxiety through interviewing people with lived experience.