The awards, presented at a ceremony in London, celebrate ‘honest, accurate and sensitive portrayals of mental health in the media’.
Cold Feet has been recognised at the Mind Media Awards 2017 for its portrayal of depression in the sixth series of the acclaimed drama, which returned to ITV in 2016 after a thirteen-year hiatus.
In the series, audiences saw Pete’s depression storyline taking centre stage. Pete, played by John Thomson, is struggling financially, losing his zest for life and finding it difficult to confide in loved ones about how he feels. The show highlights how hard men can find reaching out for support and is loosely based on writer Mike Bullen’s own experience of depression.
The show was awarded the Drama prize at the Virgin Money Giving Mind Media Awards, which celebrate ‘honest, accurate and sensitive portrayals of mental health in the media‘ and nominate entries across fourteen categories, including Radio, Publication, News and Current Affairs, and Documentary.
A ceremony, hosted by Fearne Cotton, was held to announce the winners of each category at the ODEON Leicester Square on Monday 13 November 2017, and a special award was presented by HRH Prince Harry.
See the complete Drama shortlist on the Virgin Money Giving Mind Media Awards 2017 website.