Mind’s annual award ceremony celebrates and honours the very best portrayals and reporting of mental health problems across broadcast, print and digital media. This year's winners were announced last night at the Troxy theatre.
This year’s winners had a particularly strong showing from investigative journalists who went above and beyond to uncover mental health stories. Michael Buchanan was presented with the award for journalist of the year for his collection of original stories for BBC News illustrating the significant and deep-seated problems at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.
The Making a Difference award was presented from one musician to another. Singer and Mind ambassador Frankie Bridge handed the award to Stephen Manderson, better known as Professor Green, rewarding his dedication to campaigning about men’s mental health through his documentaries, music, autobiography and media work. Professor Green has reached new audiences through his commitment to putting a spotlight on male suicide.
The full list of Mind Media Award 2016 winners:
My Baby, Psychosis and Me, BBC One (Matchlight and Sprout)
My Mad Fat diary, E4 (Tiger Aspect)
Loose Women, ITV
Soaps & Continual Series
River City, BBC One Scotland
Bigorexia: Addicted to Muscle, BBC Asian Network
News and Current Affairs
ITV Central (ITV)
Rosey Adams PND & me
Journalist sponsored by Bupa
Michael Buchanan, BBC News
Student Journalist sponsored by Anna Sargent Family Trust
Exeposé Newspaper (Exeter University)
Film sponsored by ODEON
Inside Out (Disney Pixar)
Making a Difference
Speaking Out sponsored by Comic Relief
Eve Canavan and Kathryn Grant
For advising on the Eastenders Stacey Fowler storyline about postpartum psychosis