Receiving the Gold SONY Award l - r Jon Potter, Company Paradiso; Gillian Reynolds, Chair of Judges; Duncan McLarty, BBC Radio Berkshire; Polly Falconer, Company Paradiso and Andrew Peach, BBC Radio Berkshire


Radio 4 Pick of the Week 2014

Our item with BBC Radio Sussex was chosen as one of the best radio articles in the UK that week.


Sony Awards 2012

Silver Award in the Community Radio Category
The Judges said: "A great narrative and a good mix of young people in care now and people who had experienced care system many years ago. Real lives and real stories – not always positive but understanding what the care system actually means to young people's lives. Although the subject itself has been covered, its not been told in this way before."


Sony Awards 2011

Gold Award in the Community Radio Category
The Judges said: "The result (of this project) was a powerful, engaging programme for those involved and those listening."


Sony Awards 2010

Gold Award in the Community Radio Category
The Judges said: "The Gold Winner stood out as an inspiring listen, showing how the spoken word can transform lives."


BBC Gillard Award

Gold Award 2010 in the Community Radio Category
The Judges praised ‘the way they tackled a difficult subject matter with humour. Above all there was a great sense of hope that the battle with mental illness could be fought and won.’

Silver Award 2010, Impact Category

Bronze Award, 2008 Community Category


First Prize Lemos and Crane prisoneractionnet Awards 2009

For outstanding contribution to strengthening belonging and positive identity in offenders
Shortlisted, Lemos and Crane RISE Awards in the field of social care


MIND Media Awards 2010

For the best depictions of mental health in broadcast and new media, shortlisted in the Speech Radio Category.


Koestler Awards 2009 & 2008

For project participants: Poetry Anthology, Highly Commended and individual poems, Commended