Talking to the media about mental illness


The media is an important source of information for the community about mental health issues and plays an important role in influencing the way people think and act towards those who are affected by mental illness.

When opportunities arise, people with lived experience of mental illness, as either a consumer or a career, can work with the media to promote balanced, accurate and insightful reporting of mental health issues. Personal stories are important not only of the media but for people in the community seeking stigma reduction

Those working within the mental health and suicide prevention sector often need to work closely with media to advance the messages of the sector or respond to issues in the community. 

As sources for media stories, those involved with the mental health and suicide prevention sector need to understand the evidence potential impacts that media reporting about these issues can have.

Please contact the Mindframe project team if you need further assistance.

Telephone: 02 4924 6900
Email: mindframe@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

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