Media alert: Mindframe advice for reporting incident in Times Square - 19 May 2017

Additional media alert to Australian newsrooms. Please cascade to all staff.

Media alert: Mindframe advice for reporting suicide following death of Chris Cornell - 19 May 2017

Media alert to Australian newsrooms: Please cascade to all staff, including feature writers and music journalists.

Media alert: Mindframe clarification regarding reporting suicide deaths - 24 February 2017

In the wake of the death of Dan Vickerman and ongoing comments about media coverage and “guidelines”,
Mindframe would like to clarify advice to the media when reporting suicide deaths.

Media alert: Morisset Hospital incident - be mindful of reinforcing common stereotypes - 7 February 2017

The Mindframe National Media Initiative would like to remind media professionals of the guidelines and Australian media codes of ethics when referring to mental illness in reports.

With the reported death at Morisset Hospital we are asking all media to avoid sensationalist reporting on mental illness and to be mindful of the language used in reports.

Mindframe masterclass at crisis communciations event - 30 January 2017

The Hunter Institute of Mental Health’s Mindframeteam will take part in a masterclass covering strategies for crisis communications and its impacts.

Media alert: Reporting on Bourke Street attack - 23 January 2017

With the unfortunate events on Friday and reporting in the days since, Mindframe would like to remind all journalists and those working in the media that these tragic incidents can also have an impact on the welfare of those covering the story. 

Research release: Views and attitudes when reporting or communicating about suicide - 13 December 2016

Release: New research examines attitudes of media professionals, public relations professionals and students towards recommendations for reporting or communicating about suicide.

Ossie Award Mindframe category winners 2016 - 5 December 2016

The annual Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) one day conference was held on Friday 2 December 2016 at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.

Winners of the 2016 Mindframe Ossie Awards were announced on the day and the Mindframe National Media Initiative has congratulated the winning journalism students for their exceptional reporting on mental health.

Mindframe to present at annual JERAA Conference 2016 - 1 December 2016

The Mindframe National Media Initiative, managed by the Hunter Institute of Mental Health, is presenting a paper and participating in a panel event at tomorrow's annual Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) Conference 2016.

A tribute to Barbara Hocking - 8 November 2016

The team at the Hunter Institute of Mental Health were very saddened today to learn of the passing of Barbara Hocking, a longtime friend of our organisation who worked tirelessly as a leader in the mental health and suicide prevention sector to reduce stigma of people affected by mental illness.