Winners have been announced in the inaugural Screen Well Awards today, World Mental Health Day.
“These awards were created to recognise, champion and celebrate the improvements being made to mental health and wellbeing in the screen industry by our colleagues,” Screen Well founder Ben Steel said.
“All of the recipients for the 2023 Screen Well Awards have done extraordinary work across our industry to improve mental health and wellbeing this year.”
The recipients are:
Advocate of the Year
Andy Wright (Never Not Creative)
Andy Wright said, “Thanks to the Screen Well awards team. This is a real surprise, but very grateful for being able to put the Never Not Creative message and initiatives in front of more of our community. It’s great to see so many people doing so much to make our industry a better place to work.”
Initiative of the Year
‘Disability and Screen Work in Australia: Report for Industry 2023’ (A2K Media)
A2K Media said: “We are very honoured to receive the Screen Well ‘Initiative of the Year’ Award for our ground – breaking research on Disability and Screen Work in Australia. This report represents the first step towards dismantling barriers and improving working conditions to empower Disabled practitioners to contribute their unique perspectives and talents. We’re deeply committed to continuing this journey toward a more accessible, equitable and inclusive future for everyone in the screen industry. Thank you to the team at Screen Well for recognising our hard work.”
Organisation of the Year
National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)
Production of the Year
Erotic Stories (Lingo Pictures)
“Congratulations to all of the Screen Well Awards recipients for 2023. The passion, care and dedication you have all shown for improving mental health and wellbeing across screen industry workplaces is truly inspiring and it’s an honour to be able to recognise it in this way,” Steel said.
“I’d also like to congratulate the finalists in every category for their incredible achievements and say thanks to all the people who made submissions. We encourage you to keep taking steps to improve mental health and wellbeing in our screen workplaces every day.”