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The shortlist for the 2017 Virgin Money Giving Mind Media Awards is stronger than ever, celebrating honest, accurate and sensitive portrayals of mental health in the media.

TV presenter Fearne Cotton hosts this year’s event at ODEON Leicester Square when we'll be announcing the winners from 14 categories covering everything from TV soaps and dramas, to news and current affairs, as well as journalist and digital champion. HRH Prince Harry will also be there to present a special award.

Watch all the action live from 7:15pm on Monday 13 November on Mind's Facebook page.

Our headline sponsor Virgin Money Giving

We are pleased to announce that Virgin Money Giving will once again sponsor this year’s Mind Media Awards.

Virgin Money Giving is the not for profit online fundraising arm of Virgin Money. It was set up to ensure as much money as possible makes its way from fundraisers to the causes where it’s needed most - to charities just like Mind. Since launching in 2009, over 13,000 charities have registered, over 760,000 fundraisers have created their own pages and almost £570 million has been raised through Virgin Money Giving.

As Mind’s preferred online fundraising partner, Virgin Money Giving has helped raise over £9 million over the last eight years, enabling us to continue our work supporting people with mental health problems. 

Loose Women's 'Lighten the Load Hero'

This year Mind and ITV’s Loose Women have come together to launch The Lighten the Load Hero award. This is a special new award which will celebrate the everyday heroes who support those of us living with mental health problems.

The winner will be announced at this year’s Awards ceremony on 13 November.

Last year's Awards

Last year's winners were announced in a ceremony at The Troxy on Monday 14 November 2016 that brought together celebrities, industry professionals and people who have shared their personal experiences of mental health problems in the media.

Cricketing legend Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff MBE hosted the evening with guests including Paul Whitehouse, Grayson Perry and Alastair Campbell. Afterwards Freddie said: "It’s been an amazing honour to host the Mind Media Awards, particularly because of the massive amount of inspirational and touching work we’ve seen this year."

Congratulations to all the 2016 winners and nominees, who through compelling, honest and well-crafted work made a contribution to changing attitudes and tackling mental health stigma. And a special thank-you to our sponsors for making it all possible.

Thank you to our sponsors!

We'd like to thank all of our sponsors for their involvement in this year's Mind Media Awards. Together, we’ll honour the outstanding work of our nominees, who have given a voice to people facing mental health problems. 

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Mind Media Awards Judges

Our independent panel of judges bring a wealth of experience of mental health and media reporting, many are former Mind Media Awards winners. 

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