The prestigious MIND Media Awards will be taking place at the British Film Institute on the banks of the Thames in London on Monday November 17th

Sky Sports Rugby League presenters Angela Powers and Brian Carney have been shortlisted for their television pieces during the 2013 State of Mind campaignUCLamn team shot

The awards category is ‘Entertainment’ and the other shortlisted candidates include:

Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the clinic, Channel 4
The latest series of Embarrassing Bodies Live featured a weekly segment on mental health including short films which introduce eight case studies each describing a different condition.

The One Show
The One Show explores mental health in a number of episodes, including a report by Benjamin Zephaniah on a pioneering ‘street triage’ scheme, a man with depression who uses ‘wild swimming’ to manage his mental health and drummer Woody from the band Madness who introduces his brother who has psychosis.

This Morning, ITV 1
This Morning takes an in-depth look at mental health in a number of special features. Matt Johnson volunteers at an Ecominds gardening project which helps people experiencing mental health problems. A viewer phone-in sees mental health campaigner Jonny Benjamin, who experiences schizoaffective disorder, answering calls and giving advice alongside Dr Ranj. Actor Adam Rickett speaks openly about his experience of bulimia in a segment focussed on male eating disorders.

Rugby League: State of Mind, Sky Sports 1
Sky Sports highlighted the work of mental health campaign ‘State of Mind’ which arranges for former players with experience of mental health problems to deliver education sessions in clubs. It features interviews with former players including Harry Pinner. The two films aired during the ‘Round of 25’ State of Mind fixtures.

Angela’s broadcast piece included information about the State of Mind campaign and interviewed Warrington Wolves Paul Wood on ‘Boots N All’ whilst Brian’s broadcast piece was shown during the live game between Leeds Rhinos and Hull KR which included an interview with former GB international and St. Helens legend Harry Pinner who for the first time discussed some of the issues he had facedState of Mind time to change

State of Mind would like to wish Angela and Brian all the very best for the awards ceremony and the RFL for their continued support for a campaign that saves lives