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‘Basically’ Nominated for two Awards Recognising Mental Health Coverage

Basically has been shortlisted in two categories for the 2021 Headline Mental Health Media Awards! These awards recognise excellence in the coverage of mental health issues, and so podcast host, Stefanie Preissner, has a lot to proud of. As do we, because Basically is part of the The Headstuff Podcast Network.

Stefanie said: “It’s really heartening to see the work we did on mental health this year being recognised. I know from the response from the audience that it brought people great relief and support during a really tough time.”

‘What’s the Story with Therapy, Mark?’ was nominated under the category of Mental Health Digital Content. The second category which Basically is nominated for is the Headline Impact Award. Basically is standing alongside submissions from Tommy Tiernan, Michelle Heffernan, Damian Cullen and Joe Finnegan.

In ‘What’s the Story with Therapy, Mark?’, Stefanie talks about Mental Health Month. She spoke to psychologist and outgoing president of the Psychology Society of Ireland, Mark Smyth, about mental health and therapy. There were questions about social media, life in 2020/2021, anxiety. What is therapy? What is a psychologist, a counsellor, a therapist, a psychoanalyst, a psychotherapist and who needs one? How to pick a therapist, how do you know the right fit and should you get to know your therapist?

The winners of each category will be announced on December 1st. The Headline Mental Health Media Awards were established over a decade ago and were relaunched in 2019. They reflect the challenges, lived experience and realities of people living with mental ill health.

You can listen to the most recent episode of Basically now!