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Awarded to a factual podcast hosted online by a website, publication or radio station or run independently.

Winner: MQ Open Mind: How can we work together to prevent suicide?

MQ Transforming Mental Health

MQ Open Mind brings together scientists and people with experience of mental health problems to explore current mental health research and its potential to transform lives.

In this episode Paul McGregor, a mental health campaigner, shares his experience of losing his dad to suicide while Professor Rory O'Connor, an MQ-funded researcher, discusses the circumstances that might cause someone to take their own life.

Shortlisted entries

Mentally Yours

Mentally Yours is a weekly podcast from exploring all areas of mental health. Hosts Ellen Scott and Yvette Caster both have experience of mental health problems and aim to create a show that's honest, understanding and helps people feel less alone. Podcasts include an interview Dame Kelly Holmes, who opens up about her experience of depression, and another guest shares her experience of dissociative identity disorder.

No Really, I'm Fine

Reach PLC

No Really, I'm Fine aims to be a friendly, safe and calming tool to help listeners feel less alone in their struggles with their mental health. Hosts Gemma Sherlock, Michael Pearson and Kate Lally each have personal experience of mental health problems and are passionate in helping others. They invite guests to share their own mental health stories around body image, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Next Episode


The Next Episode is for young people across the UK and tackles difficult issues through accessible entry points. 'Losing A Skateboarding Icon' focuses on the life of Ben Raemers, a British skateboarder, who took his own life earlier this year. The show explores what the soon-to-be Olympic sport needs to do to help skaters who are struggling with their mental health.

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