JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR:
BUPA MIND MEDIA AWARDS 2019
Photo by MIND - Journalist of the Year 2019
'I am truly honoured to have been given this award by Mind for my BBC Radio 4 documentary, Black Girl's Don't Cry. It publicly recognises the mental health challenges that black women in Britain today.
The programme highlights the worrying NHS data which shows that women of African-Caribbean heritage are more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, panic disorder and OCD.
It also reveals the academic research evidence which indicates that young black women are more prone to self-harm. The charity MIND does superb work, both regionally and nationally.
I hope to be able to work with the charity in the future, to help build a deeper understanding of the issues affecting black women to ensure health services meet the needs of those who are suffering on a daily basis.'
Listen to the documentary on BBC Radio 4 HERE
L-R: Editor, Radio 1 and 1Xtra Newsbeat Debbie Ramsey, James Brown - MIM Productions, Jade Hart, Marverine Cole & Radio 1 Breakfast Presenter, Greg James
Photo by Chris O'Donovan