Thompson Brand Partners won the Anthony Wilson Award at The Big Chip Awards for their MindMate website – a safe place to make sense of the help available within Mental Health Services for young people which has developed into a trusted friend that young people turn to.
More than 400 industry professionals gathered at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester to celebrate digital and tech excellence across the North of England. The awards were founded in 1997 by Annie Millar and are now the largest digital awards outside London and the longest running in the UK.
The winner of the Anthony Wilson Award is chosen by the Guest Judge, Maggie Philbin, who works consistently to improve diversity in contemporary industry. She commented that at a time when mental illness amongst young people is on the increase, and where funds are being slashed, this site has the potential to be a lifeline for young people, adding, “I think that’s really important. I loved the way Thompson Brand Partners had clearly collaborated with young people on the build.”