LONDON, ON, March 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Three finalists have been named for the 2018 Mindset Award for Workplace Mental HealthReporting. They were chosen from a dozen English-language entries by journalists and media organizations across Canada.
The finalists now being considered by an independent jury are:
Each of the awards, offered by the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma and sponsored by the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace, carries a prize of $1,000. The Mindset Award will be presented at the awards gala of the Canadian Association of Journalists in Winnipeg on May 4th. Le prix En-Tête will be presented at the awards gala of la Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec (FPJQ) in Montreal on May 5th.
The awards are named for the English and French versions of Canada's leading guide to mental health reporting, written and published by the Forum. The guide is called Mindset in English and En-Tête in French. More than 7,000 copies have been distributed to newsrooms and journalism schools across the country since 2014. A PDF version can be downloaded free online. Development and production of Mindset and En-Tête was supported by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, with funding provided by Health Canada, and by CBC News. The Forum has editorial control of content.
Forum president Cliff Lonsdale said: "All 23 contenders for these awards from all parts of the country are to be congratulated. It's clear that Canadian journalists are grasping the importance of stimulating discussion of mental health issues at work, and they are producing some excellent work. Each independent jury has been given a strong field of finalists."
He added: "It was especially encouraging this year to see eleven French entries from all parts of the country, now that we have two distinct competitions, thanks to increased funding by Great-West Life. The Forum plans to expand the family of Mindset and En-Tête awards further, to cover other aspects of mental health addressed by the guides, as more sponsors come aboard."
The Forum is an educational charity concerned with the physical and emotional wellbeing of journalists, their audiences and those on whom they report. Its work is supported by The Globe and Mail, CBC News, Radio Canada, Cision and CNW, in addition to the Great West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace.
Our thanks to Cision and CNW for supporting this announcement.
SOURCE Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma
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