2022 Mindset Award winners announced

The Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma has announced the winners of its Mindset Awards for excellence in mental health reporting in 2022.

The winner of the Mindset Award for Workplace Mental Health Reporting is Carly Weeks, of The Globe and Mail for: “As COVID-19 misinformation spreads, threats at home and burnout at work take toll on health care workers.”

Two honourable mentions were also awarded in this category. One went to the Globe and Mail’s Erin Anderssen, for her entry: How mental health training for regular citizens is helping to fill Canada’s therapy gap” and the other to Christina Frangou in Maclean’s for: “Distress Call – Canada’s emergency medical services are understaffed and overloaded. Who is checking on the paramedics?”

The winner of the Mindset Award for Reporting on the Mental Health of Young people is freelance reporter and writer Leyland Cecco for his story in The Walrus: How a Tourette’s Diagnosis Helped Me Understand Who I Am.

An honourable mention in this category was awarded to Rachel Collier & Paul MacNeill in The Eastern Graphic for: Through the CRACKS, part of a special investigation series into mental health and addiction.

Winners in each category were chosen by juries whose members were independent of the Forum, the relevant award’s sponsor and any media organization eligible to compete. The first prize winners will be celebrated at a lunch on April 14 at the Canadian Association of Journalists national conference in Vancouver.