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Our annual Mind Media Awards celebrate the best examples of reporting and portrayal of mental health in print, broadcast, digital media and now – for the first time – on the big screen!

Our new Film Award sponsored by ODEON is for the movie you decide has had the most impact for its depiction of mental health in 2016. This year's nominees are: Amy, Inside Out, Love & Mercy and Room.

The winner was announced at the Mind Media Awards ceremony on 14 November. Thank you to everyone who voted and a special thank you to ODEON for making the award possible. 

And the winner is: 

Inside Out - Film Award Winner Mind Media Awards 2016

This animated film is set in the mind of a young girl named Riley. Her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley's emotions - led by Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler) try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event.

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Amy

A documentary about singer Amy Winehouse, this film uses archive material to chart the rise and fall of her life and career. Amy struggled with addiction issues, an eating disorder and depression throughout her life and sadly died from alcohol poisoning in 2011.

Love & Mercy

A biopic about the life of Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys, the film covers both his early life in the 1960s, where Wilson is played by Paul Dano, and the 1980’s, played by John Cusack, as he struggles with depression and latterly becomes manipulated by his psychologist.

 

Room

Held captive for years in ‘room’, a woman (Brie Larson) and her young son, (Jacob Tremblay), finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time. This film explores depression, suicidal feelings and post-traumatic stress disorder.

We are committed to helping highlight the issue of mental health and tackling the stigma that surrounds it, and are delighted to have been working with Mind since the start of this year. Films not only transport our guests’ imaginations, but are a fantastic way to educate and bring key issues and themes to the forefront of people’s minds.

Duncan Reynolds, Managing Director at ODEON Cinemas UK & Ireland

"Through imagination film enhances the realm of what is possible and encourages audiences to change the way they view mental health. The shortlist for this category illustrates the astonishingly wide array of films which are engaging with mental health. Tough competition and we wish all of our nominees the best of luck in the vote.”

Alison Kerry, Mind's Head of Media 

Celebrating positive mental health portrayals

The Mind Media Awards celebrate the best examples of reporting and portrayal of mental health in print, broadcast and digital media. Mind organises these awards to reward media professionals, organisations, productions and students who report responsibly and sensitively on mental health issues.

Eleven special awards are granted in categories including film, news and current affairs programme, journalist, documentary and blogger. Two special awards will also be presented on the night.

Winners were announced at a celebratory event at The Troxy in London on Monday 14 November bringing together celebrities, industry professionals and people who have shared their personal experiences through the media.

 

Check out the full shortlist

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