Awarded to a factual or docu-drama radio programmes. Compilations from magazine programmes have also been considered.
Winner: Mental Health Monday: Lost Childhoods
Radio City Talk Liverpool
Radio City Talk's Mental Health Monday marked the start of Children's Mental Health Awareness week with a live show from the steps of St George's Hall in Liverpool. 226 shoes were laid out to represent all the young people aged 10-19 that take their life each year.
In this four hour episode, host Mick Coyle spoke to parents who have lost children to suicide, young people opening up about self-harm and suicidal thoughts and charities including Mind.
Anorecsia a Fi
BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Radio Cymru
Mair Elliott has been struggling with anorexia for many years. The 21-year-old decided to start Anorecsia a Fi to record her experience of fighting the illness including how she manages following a food-plan. The programme includes real recordings from Mair, who shares personal accounts of both happy, difficult, emotional times and what she describes as traumatic situations.
PM, BBC Radio 4
PM is a daily news broadcast on BBC Radio 4 that dedicates time to discussing mental health and the use of antidepressants with their listeners. An initial report by Sarah Vine, Antidepressant Withdrawal, led the programme to explore personal stories of depression, examine the guidelines around prescribing and look at how mental health is treated in socially deprived areas. The conversation was entirely led by suggestions from listeners.
Me and My Mental Health
Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 4
Woman's Hour reporters Ena Miller and Jo Morris invite three listeners to tell their mental health stories with confidence - Melanie who lives with dissociative identity disorder, Heather who has bipolar disorder and Hannah who has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. The show creates a safe space for women to share in detail how it feels to be them and how their diagnoses shape their lives.
Welcome to CALMTown
BBC Radio Cambridge
After several devastating suicides in a small Cambridgeshire market town, community leaders decided to team up with Campaign Against Living Miserably to become the UK's first CALMTown. This was to encourage everyone – men in particular – to talk about their mental health. Olivia Crellin's hour-long documentary, Welcome to CALMTown, is a story about optimism and community resilience. It tells an intimate tale of a family's double tragedy and follows Olivia's journey after being diagnosed with depression.