Shortlist unveiled for mental health awards

The shortlist for the Mental Health Media Awards, which recognise the best in reporting and portrayals of mental health issues, has been announced. The awards will be presented at 6.30pm on Wednesday 10 October at Bafta in London.


Madness (South London Press)
The Killer Inside Us (Men’s Health)
Sentenced to Death? (Society Guardian)

Factual radio

Schizophrenia: Between Ourselves (BBC Birmingham and BBC Radio 4)
Madness: Am I Normal? (BBC Radio 4)
Desert Island Discs with Paul Abbott (Radio 4)
Combat Stress: Eye on Wales (BBC Radio Wales and BBC Wales)

Young people’s media

I’m a Child Anorexic (BBC Three)
Newsround Extra: The Wrong Trainers (BBC One)
That Summer Day (CBBC)

TV documentary

Sunny Intervals and Showers: BBC Storyville (VBB Productions for BBC Four)
Help Me Help My Child: OCD (IWC Media for Channel 4)
Tourettes on the Job: Hidden Lives (Cicada Productions for Five)
Rain In My Heart (BBC Two)

Raising public awareness

Rethink’s Northern Ireland anti-discrimination campaign
Stephen Fry – The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive (IWC Media for BBC Two)
That’s a Bit Mad – the Real Story of Manic Depression (BBC Radio Stoke)
Mental Health Week (BBC Radio Bristol)
Feed Your Head (BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra)

TV and radio news

Today: Dementia (Radio 4)
Newsnight: Child prisoners (BBC Two)
Six O’Clock News: Children and mental health (BBC One)

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