The Echo has two articles shortlisted for Mental Health Media Awards

The awards recognise excellence in media coverage of mental health issues. 
The Echo has two articles shortlisted for Mental Health Media Awards

 The Echo has two shortlisted stories. ‘My only chance to survive’ by Ann Murphy and ‘Dudes and Dogs’ by Chris Dunne.

The Echo has been shortlisted twice in this year's Headline’s Mental Health Media Awards, which recognise excellence in media coverage of mental health issues, celebrating those whose work brings challenging stories of mental ill health to light.

With nine categories, the awards highlight work from all media platforms across local and national media.

"We received a huge number of high-quality entries this year, and the competition was tough," organisers said.

 "Our diverse panel of judges had lively debates while trying to determine the top five for each category. 

"There were many worthy entries which didn’t make it to the shortlist this time, but we see and appreciate the great work you’re doing and hope you’ll consider entering again next year." 

The Echo was shortlisted twice in the Local Print/Online section, awarded for a print or online news report or feature, published in a regional or local news outlet, about or related to mental health. 

The shortlisted stories were 'This is the only chance I have to survive': Cork woman fears she will die without inpatient treatment for eating disorder' by Ann Murphy and ‘New ‘Dudes and Dogs’ walking group aims to boost mental health' by Chris Dunne.

Congratulating Ann and Chris on being shortlisted for the awards, Eoghan Dinan, Deputy Editor of The Echo, said the recognition of their work was "thoroughly deserved". 

"We try all the time to encourage responsible coverage of mental health issues, and the team at The Echo is encouraged by having this recognised." 

The Irish Examiner has also been shortlisted in the awards, in the National Print/Online section, for an article by Noel Baker. 

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony taking place on December 7. 

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