Diaries of a broken mind, BBC Three
Using handheld cameras to film themselves over six months, 25 young people with a broad range of conditions challenge preconceptions and reveal what life is really like living with a mental health problem.
My mad fat diary, E4
Comedy drama looking at life from the perspective of funny, music-obsessed Rae, who recently left a psychiatric hospital. Series two starts as Rae has revealed to her friends for the first time that she has mental health problems. We continue to follow her journey through therapy and hear her innermost thoughts through her candid diary writing.
Entertainment – joint winners
Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the clinic, Channel 4
The latest series of Embarrassing Bodies Live featured a weekly segment on mental health including short films which introduce eight case studies each describing a different condition.
Rugby League: State of Mind, Sky Sports 1
Sky Sports highlighted the work of mental health campaign ‘State of Mind’ which arranges for former players with experience of mental health problems to deliver education sessions in clubs. It features interviews with former players including Harry Pinner. The two films aired during the ‘Round of 25’ State of Mind fixtures.
Publication sponsored by Zurich
Top Sante’s entire May issue focussed on mental health with a ‘Let’s Talk’ campaign aimed at breaking down taboos. From personal accounts, celebrity interviews and expert advice, the magazine addressed a range of mental health problems including anxiety and schizophrenia.
All in the mind: 25th anniversary awards, BBC Radio 4
A special edition of the programme to mark its 25th anniversary featured the voices of a range of people with mental health problems highlighting journeys of recovery, friendship and support.
Ian Wilkinson News and Current Affairs Award
Channel 4 News: Life in chains, Somalia’s mentally ill
Jamal Osman investigates the story of a young man who has been chained up by his own family for 17 years for having a mental illness. This report shines a light on the isolated, barely washed and poorly fed people with mental health problems in Somalia.
Ellen White (ellensocdblog.wordpress.com)
Teenager Ellen blogs about her experience of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as well as her own personal campaign to change public attitudes towards OCD.
Journalist sponsored by Bupa
Andy McNicoll, Community Care and Michael Buchanan, BBC News
Andy McNicoll and Michael Buchanan’s joint investigations have highlighted the need for more funding for mental health services. Reports have included the revelation that 1,700 mental health beds had been cut in two years and a huge number of children are being sent miles away from home for care.
Anna Sargent Student Journalist
The editorial team at Roar! News, Kings College London
The team produced an investigative special issue of the student tabloid ROAR! News. It aimed to dispel myths about people with mental health problems, and give students the opportunity to talk about their own experiences.
Speaking Out sponsored by Comic Relief
Karen Bonsall, Mary Brailsford, Deanna Collins and Richard Ward Panorama: Broken by battle, BBC One
Within this powerful documentary, these four parents speak movingly about losing their sons to suicide. They took a petition to Number 10, demanding changes to the way the Government deals with PTSD in the military. They are calling for residential units for PTSD to be reinstated, to ensure army medical notes are passed onto the NHS, to improve checks on veterans’ welfare and to change a culture in which soldiers are afraid to ask for help.
Making a Difference sponsored by Havas Worldwide London
Radio 1 and Radio 1 Xtra
This award goes to Radio 1 and Radio 1 Xtra for consistently bringing mental health to the attention of their audience and the impact they have made on raising awareness and reducing stigma.