JTV wins another award!

We are very pleased to announce that jimmyteens.tv have won a Healthcare Engagement Strategy Award for Connecting Through Video Therapy.

The Healthcare Engagement Strategy Awards has become the world’s greatest forum for sharing and identifying the world’s most effective strategies in healthcare engagement.

The Healthcare Engagement Strategy Connecting Through Video Therapy award recognises the importance of young people from across the globe collaborating with each other through the sharing of videos about how they are coping with the disease, and it is awarded to us JTV!!!

The project was originally started in 2005 by Mark Wilkinson and the staff of Leeds St. James’ Hospital Teenage Cancer Trust Ward after seeing the benefits of creating video diaries with a young woman who had a terminal diagnosis. These diaries were later used to create the Royal Television Society award winning BBC documentary ‘To Courtney with Love’, directed by Mark Wilkinson. Since then JTV has gone from strength to strength and is not only nationwide but JTV now also features in Australia and Canada.

Lucie Carrington (JTV Filmmaker Co-ordinator) “I think what this project does is amazing, as an ex-cancer patient myself, I am very proud to be apart of JTV as it allows young cancer patients to express themselves in a creative way and not feel so isolated and alone which is often the case.”

Peter Wilkinson (JTV Video Editor) “I’ve always been a strong believer in video therapy as having cancer myself as a young person I have found this a great way to cope with my cancer diagnosis, it gave me a sense of control and helped me to realise that I wasn’t alone. JTV winning this award is amazing news and I am so proud to work for the project”

Tom de Bruin (JTV Web Development) says “It’s a great medium for people to learn from…with the popularity of Youtube, and other websites. Not everyone wants to sit and read a leaflet, it might not suit them. If it does, then they’ve got those options…but doing it through video is a really friendly way, and really powerful

Mark Wilkinson (JTV Project Director) says “Everyone at JTV is very honoured to have won an award at the 2013 Healthcare Engagement Strategy Awards but JTV can’t take all the credit, we’d like to thank our main sponsor Teenage Cancer Trust for the continued support, the various other charities that support us and of course a very special thanks to all of our filmmakers without them filming their experiences and uploading them we simply wouldn’t be where we are today.”