Nominate your Loose Women Lighten The Load Hero 2018!
NOMINATE YOUR LOOSE WOMEN LIGHTEN THE LOAD HERO 2018
Loose Women and the mental health charity Mind have come together for the second year running to present a special award which recognises everyday heroes who support those of us living with mental health problems.
The Loose Women Lighten The Load Hero award honours someone who has gone to extraordinary lengths to be there for a loved one, friend or colleague living a with a mental health problem.
It might be in recognition of a moment of inspirational kindness, starting the conversation which motivated someone to seek professional help or it could reward all the small things that they do to support a Loose Women viewer through their mental health problems.
So if YOU have experienced mental health issues and been helped and supported by someone you'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to this is your chance!
The award was inspired by Loose Women’s Lighten The Load campaign which encourages viewers to talk and listen when experiencing mental health issues. Talking if you’ve been affected, or being there to listen to someone who is going through a period of stress.
The campaign was launched in 2016 and was instrumental in Loose Women winning a Mind Media Award. In 2017 we decided to shine a spotlight on the people who are putting the principles of Loose Women’s Lighten The Load campaign into action every day and launched the hero award.
The Loose Women Lighten The Load Hero award will be presented at this year’s Mind Media Awards on Thursday 29 November 2018. The awards celebrate the best reporting and portrayals of mental health in print, broadcast, film and digital media as well as honouring people that are making a difference by speaking out about their mental health experiences.
The winner will also receive £500 and enjoy an overnight stay in London with the person who nominated them - with a guest each - to attend the awards. You MUST be available to attend the Mind Media Awards on Thursday 29 November 2018 and Loose Women at ITV on Friday 30 November 2018.
To make a nomination, send an email to Loose.Women@itv.com with 'Lighten The Load Hero' clearly stated in the subject line and the following information in the body of the email:
o Your name and the name of your Nominee;
o Your telephone number;
o A headshot photo of the Nominee in colour and in JPEG format up to 10MB in size; and
o A description (to be no greater than 300 words) outlining how your Nominee went above and beyond with the little things in life that made things easier for you and continued to support your recovery from your mental health issues, who you think deserves to why the nominee should be awarded The Loose Women Lighten The Load Hero award.
Please note that any entries that are over 300 words may not be considered or, at the producers’ discretion, only the first 300 words of the entry may be considered.
By submitting a nomination to Loose.Women@itv.com, you agree the following:
o you acknowledge that both you and the Nominee are resident in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man and are aged 18 or over;
o you have read and accept:
- The Loose Women Lighten The Load Hero Award terms and conditions;
- the ITV General Participation Terms ;and
- the Privacy Notices .
o you have the explicit consent of the Nominee and any other person mentioned in your nomination to pass their details to us. The Nominee must be aware: (i) their nomination is subject to these terms and conditions and the Privacy Policies; (ii) part of the prize is attending Mind Media Awards on Thursday 29 November to collect their award; and (iii) they may be required to appear on the Programme on Friday 30 November 2018 and may be featured in other communications supporting the The Loose Women Lighten The Load Hero Award; and
o you are the person who took the photo you are entering, or you have the permission of the person who took the photo to submit the photo as part of the nomination.