On Monday 14th November we were delighted to see BBC One’s ‘My Baby, Psychosis and Me’ win a MIND media award for best documentary. This intimate programme follows two brave mothers’ experiences of postpartum psychosis as they are cared for at Winchester’s Mother and Baby Unit where MMHA Chair, Dr Alain Gregoire is the Clinicial Psychiatrist.
We are grateful to mothers Jenny and Hannah and their families for their willingness to share their stories and for highlighting the issues surrounding postpartum psychosis.
The MIND Media Awards judge’s comment was:
“The access to the two women involved was incredible. They were shown at their most vulnerable but the psychiatrist was very sensitive. The scene where he is talking to her and she is manic, it showed how difficult the circumstances are.”
We were also delighted to celebrate with mother Rosey Adams from PNDandMe who won an award for Blogger of the Year. In addition to her blogs, Rosey hosts a weekly Twitter chat, #PNDHour, giving mums a platform to talk about perinatal mental health. It was a great night for perinatal mental health awareness: mothers Eve Canavan and Kathryn Grant who are both involved in the MMHA, also won a Speaking Out Award for their role in advising on the EastEnders storyline about Stacey Fowler’s postpartum psychosis.
About the MIND Media Awards
The Virgin Money Giving MIND Media Awards celebrate the best examples of reporting and portrayal of mental health in print, broadcast and digital media. MIND organises these awards each year to reward media professionals, organisations and students who report responsibly and sensitively on mental health issues.
Eleven special awards are granted in categories including news and current affairs programme, journalist, documentary and blogger. Two special awards are also presented on the night.
Winners were announced at a celebratory event at The Troxy on Monday 14th November bringing together celebrities, industry professionals and people who have shared their personal experiences through the media.