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News round-up: Media does mental health

Emma Tracey Emma Tracey | 14:48 UK time, Friday, 23 November 2012


It's Friday and this is when we give a rundown of media stories about disability. So let's dwell on media a bit before we list all the headlines ...

On Monday, Stephen Fry hosted Mind charity's Mental Health Media awards. In a ceremony at BFI Southbank in London, awards were presented to TV, radio and the press for their portrayal of mental health issues. See how many of these you remember from the last year.

The Daily Mail published the full list of winners. Frankie Sandford from pop group The Saturdays, who has spoken out about her own mental health problems in the past, presented BBC Three documentary Britain's Biggest Hoarders with one of their two gongs.

BBC Radio 4 drama Henry's Demons received the award for best speech radio and Julia George from BBC Radio Kent was crowned journalist of the year.

Channel 4's US import series Homeland won best drama for their handling of lead character Carrie Mathison's bipolar disorder and ITV's Emmerdale received the soap award for their tackling of Zach Dingle's depression.

Elsewhere in the news

Quality of care suffering, says regulator (BBC News, 23 November)

ADHD treatment 'may reduce risk of criminal behaviour' (BBC News, Thursday 22 November)

Starting Up: Blue Badge Style (Guardian Small Business Network, Thursday 22 November)

Blog: It's time to tackle mental health stigma in our classrooms (Guardian Professional, Thursday 22 November)

Arts project aims to challenge stereotypes of disabled people (Guardian Professional, Thursday 22 November)

Work test centres 'lack disabled access' (BBC News, Wednesday 21 November)

Enrico Dandolo and the way history overlooks disability (BBC News, Wednesday 21 November.

'Fat' drug could treat epilepsy (BBC News, Wednesday 21 November)

MPs call for 'landmark' reform after inquiry exposes realities of life for young disabled Britons (Enable Magazine, Wednesday 21 November)

Democratic involvement for people with disabilities (The Guardian, Tuesday 20 November)
Work capability assessment reform too slow, says independent review (The Guardian, Tuesday 20 November)

film celebrates talent of disabled artists (The Telegraph, Tuesday 20 November)

Cameron 'calls time' on Labour's equality impact assessments (BBC News, Monday 19 November)

Possession, Jinn and Britain's backstreet exorcists (BBC News, Monday 19 November)

Domestic violence and disabled women: an abuse of power (The Guardian, Monday 19 November)

Feel the Music project teaches deaf children a touch of Beethoven (The guardian, Monday 19 November)


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