The Mind Media Awards celebrate the positive portrayal of mental health in the media over the past 12 months - and they are due to return later this year
With less than three days to go until submission for the awards close, Happiful is encouraging all those who have worked tirelessly on mental health advocacy over the past year to enter.
To be eligible for an award, programmes or articles must have been broadcast or published in the UK, or have been available online between 18 June 2017 to 17 June 2018.
The deadline for entries is midday on Friday 10 August, the date and location of this year’s ceremony are yet to be revealed.
In the award page's criteria, Mind says winners should have successfully; published relevant content, challenged perceptions of mental health, have well-crafted and responsibly produced material, demonstrated being safe for intended audiences and demonstrated their work's reach and impact.
There are eight days until the Mind Media Awards close - don't give in to imposter sydrome or think you might not be good enough, if you've worked to create mental health awareness ENTER! I'm a judge! No more exclams! https://t.co/qtWF18guC0 @MindCharity— Poorna Bell (@poornabell) August 1, 2018
Countless of you have been producing inspiring content, and now you have the chance to put yourself forward in a bid to receive recognition for your work challenging mental health stigma in the following categories:
- News and Current Affairs
- Soaps or Continual Series
- Digital Champion
- Student Journalist
Fees are £175 + VAT per entry. Journalist, Student Journalist and Digital Champion categories are free to enter.
Nominees will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of winners in 2017:
- Radio: 1Xtra Talk: My Mind & Me - BBC Radio 1Xtra
- Entertainment: The Things Not to Say (Bipolar and Schizophrenia) - BBC Three (Mentorn Media)
- Student Journalist in memory of Anna Sargent: Robin Brinkworth - The Tab's 2016 University Mental Health Rankings
- Drama: Cold Feet Series Six - ITV (Big Talk Productions)
- Publication: Construction News - Mind Matters Campaign
- News and Current Affairs: The Victoria Derbyshire Programme - BBC Two, BBC News
- Journalist: Catherine Jones - Channel 5 News
- Soaps or Continual Series: Hollyoaks - Scott Drinkwell's Depression. Lime Pictures for Channel 4
- Film: I, Daniel Blake - Directed by Ken Loach
- Digital Champion sponsored by Counselling Directory: The Mental Podcast - Ian Boldsworth of Infinite Hermit
- Documentary: Me & My Mental Illness - Channel 5 (Knickerbockerglory)
- Loose Women Lighten The Load Hero: Leeanne Tomlinson
- Speaking Out: The ten runners from the BBC's Mind over Marathon documentary
- Making a Difference: Bryony Gordon
For more information or to place a nomination, visit the Mind Media Awards website.