Mental Health Media Awards 2019


Celebrating stories that break down
stereotypes, engage audiences and
enhance the public’s understanding of
mental health issues.
Established over a decade ago and relaunching in 2019, Headline’s Mental Health Media Awards recognise excellence in media coverage of mental health issues. They reflect the challenges, lived experience and realities of people living with mental ill health.
Key dates:

Submissions open: 9 September 2019
Submissions close: 7 October 2019
Shortlist announced: 4 November 2019
Awards ceremony: 4 December 2019

What are the Mental Health Media Awards?

The Awards recognise excellence in media coverage of mental health issues, celebrating those whose work brings to light challenging stories of mental ill health. With 10 categories, the Awards highlight work from all media platforms across local and national media.
The focus is on stories, topics or issues in, about or related to mental ill health. Special categories have been added to recognise the decision makers behind the scenes who facilitate and encourage impactful, inclusive and informed stories.
Entries open for the Awards in September this year, with the ceremony taking place in December.

Why enter the Awards?

A unique opportunity to be recognised by some of the industry’s top professionals for achieving excellence in your approach to stories of mental ill health.
Only awards in Ireland dedicated to recognising excellence in mental health media
Almost 20% of the Irish population were recorded as having a mental health disorder in 2016. These awards recognise the crucial role Irish media plays in encouraging recovery from mental ill health.