STV drama shortlisted in mental health awards

A DRAMA made by and screened on STV has been shortlisted in a revamped competition recognising the broadcast media’s potentially positive role in portraying mental health issues.

The competition – now being organised by mental health charity, Mind, following its merger with Mental Health Media – sees drama series, Cracked, set in a residential rehab clinic in the Scottish countryside, nominated in the TV Drama category.

Says Mind chief executive, Paul Farmer: “The standard of entries for this year’s Mental Health Media Awards is exceptionally high. Those shortlisted illustrate the important contribution that broadcast media can make in educating the public and changing attitudes about mental health issues for the better. We hope these awards will be an inspiration to broadcasters and encourage them to commission more good quality programmes about mental health in the future.”

The winners will be announced on November 24.