Reporters for The Globe and Mail took two of the three top honours in the prestigious 2020 Mindset Awards for Workplace Mental Health reporting, announced last weekend.
Erin Andersson took the top Mindset prize for her feature article published in January 2020, titled: Half of Canadians have too few local psychiatrists, or none at all. How can we mend the mental-health gap? With extensive data and interviews with more than two dozen psychiatrists across Canada, it showed how working conditions and practices contribute to a shortage of mental health services for Canadians who need them most.
Zosia Bielski, also with the Globe, was awarded an Honourable Mention for her piece published in August 2020, titled: In sickness and in health: COVID-19 pandemic stress tests marriages of health care workers on the front lines. Doctors, nurses and personal support workers bring home fear, stress, guilt and helplessness after traumatizing shifts.
The Mindset Awards for Workplace Mental Health Reporting are offered annually by the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma, a federal charity, which publishes the journalist-to-journalist guides Mindest: Reporting on Mental Health, and its French counterpart En-Tête : reportage et santé mentale, of which more than 9,000 copies are in use across Canada.
You can read more about the awards and winners here.