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2013 award categories


  • Factual TV or online programme of at least 15 minutes


  • Factual, drama or docu-drama radio programme of at least15 minutes, also including magazine format compilations

Ian Wilkinson News and Current Affairs Award

  • A news item, or current affairs feature, or item with a news ‘hook’, from a bulletin or magazine style current affairs programme of no longer than 20 minutes from TV, radio or online


  • This category is aimed at magazine and chat show formats which cover mental health in shorter items
  • It is awarded to a single item or to a compilation of single items taken from a radio or TV single programme, series or strand
  • Individual items should be less than 15 minutes and compilations should be no more than 1 hour in total


  • A single drama or drama series transmitted on TV

Soaps and Continual Series

  • TV or radio ‘soap’ transmitted twice or more each week continuously for at least six months of the year or a continual drama series where stand-alone storylines conclude within each episode but the main characters and their storylines continue throughout the series

Mark Hanson Digital Media Award

  • Awarded to an individual or organisation, originating in the UK, that has embraced digital media to raise awareness about mental health issues or support the mental health community.
  • Entries range from blogs, social media campaigns or websites and should include evidence of reach and impact

Print Campaign

  • Awarded to a magazine or newspaper (excluding specialist magazines written specifically for the health or mental health professions) for a campaign or one off feature that raises awareness of mental health issues


  • Awarded to an individual journalist (print, broadcast or online) who has made an outstanding contribution to the understanding of mental health issues

Anna Sargent Student Journalist Award

  • Awarded to an individual journalist (print, broadcast or online) for a contribution to a student publication or for a piece of journalism completed as part of a university course which tackles stigma and shows an understanding of mental health issues

The following awards are also presented on the night:

These are chosen by the judges and selected from entries shortlisted for the categories above.

Speaking Out

  • Presented to an individual who has experienced mental health problems for their inspirational contribution to at least one of the shortlisted entries

Making a Difference

  • Presented to a broadcaster (TV or Radio) whose innovative and sensitive portrayal of mental health problems has made a genuine impact
  • The award is for those who set the agenda and initiate change

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