Jon Richardson: A Little Bit OCD (Open Mike Productions for Channel 4)
Comedian Jon Richardson explores the spectrum of symptoms experienced by people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Contributors share their stories - from a teenager’s early experiences to a lady whose son tragically took his own life. Throughout the show Jon questions his own behaviour.
The Village (Company Pictures for BBC One)
As the Middleton family’s eldest son returns from the WW1 front line, to their quiet Derbyshire village, the psychological impact of war becomes clear. Joe battles his own shell-shock, compounded by terrible social stigma and lack of understanding.
Newsnight: Postpartum Psychosis (BBC Two)
A focus on the 1 in 500 women who experience postpartum psychosis after the birth of a child. The item emphasizes the under-reporting of this mental health issue and speaks with people affected by the illness.
Caterer and Hotelkeeper Magazine: Open Minds Campaign
Through first person accounts of those working in hospitality, the campaign which spans four issues, highlights the stigma apparent within the industry.
Scorzayzee & the S-Word (Radio 1Xtra)
Nottingham rapper Scorzayzee talks to childhood friend, Radio 1 and 1Xtra's MistaJam, about his battle with psychosis and schizophrenia. Jam returns to the community recording studio where they first met, to talk in-depth about his illness.
Casualty (BBC Productions for BBC One)
Nick Jordan meets feisty outpatient Lauren. Lauren implies she’s terminally ill but Jordon discovers she has anorexia and fights for her recovery.
Fixers talk about mental health (ITV and UTV Regional News)
16-25 year-olds choose campaigns to benefit themselves, their communities and the wider worlds. The series covers those who are taking action to raise awareness about a range of mental health problems.
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Charlotte Walker writes about her experience of being a mother, partner, worker, woman and service user with bipolar disorder, including recent accounts of ATOS and the Work Capability Assessment.
Catrin Nye (Newsnight and BBC Asian Network)
Her work for Newsnight and BBC Asian Network was instrumental in highlighting the use of spiritual exorcisms in the UK’s South Asian communities. She exposed how the use of spiritual practices can at times mean mental health disorders are left untreated.
Holly McCormack (Mental Matters Magazine)
Through her recovery-based magazine, Holly takes a look at mental health from personal points of view.
Joyce Salter (A Little Bit OCD, Channel 4)
Within the Channel 4 documentary, Joyce speaks about her father’s experiences with OCD as well as her own, and opens up about her son Martin’s decision to take his own life.
Through Newsnight and his Men’s Hour show on BBC Radio 5 Live, Tim continues to challenge mental health taboos across the BBC. He consistently shines a light on men’s mental health, and supports other men to open up with unusual candour.