Caterer and Hotelkeeper has been shortlisted for a Mind Media Award for our Open Minds awareness campaign on poor mental health in hospitality.
The four-week anti-stigma campaign ran during June last year, highlighting that the loss to British industry through poor mental health costs an annual £25b.
Via an anonymous online survey, Caterer and Hotelkeeper asked industry professionals to explain how much poor mental health affects their work. We also featured an interview with a chef who had suffered with depression, gave tips on how employees can reduce the stigma associated with these issues, and championed the companies providing the best support for their staff.
One of five publications shortlisted in the "Print campaign" category, we are up against The Times, Glamour Magazine, Farmers Weekly and the Sunday Mirror, who also ran mental health campaigns and stories last year.
Other categories include "Documentary", "Drama", "Speech Radio" and "Soaps", with journalists and broadcasters across all media, print, broadcast and online, receiving nods for their work in reducing the stigma surrounding poor mental health.
Held every year for the past two decades, the Mind Media Awards, sponsored by Virgin Money Giving, honour the best media representations of mental health issues. Criteria for judging include creating especially relevant content that challenges perceptions of mental health, and is responsibly produced.
The awards ceremony will be held at London's BFI Southbank centre on Monday 18 November this year.