Media alert: Mindframe advice for media re use of dangerous images during Fashion Week - 8 April 2014

Mindframe, in conjunction with The Butterfly Foundation, would like to remind Australian media covering this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to be cautious when reporting and using imagery in stories related to body image and eating disorders.

National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Communication Charter - 3 April 2014

Earlier this week, the National Mental Health Commission launched a ‘big picture’ National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Communication Charter. The Charter aims to support a national approach for health communication practitioners when developing mental health and suicide prevention messages.

Hon Peter Dutton MP Minister for Health media release regarding the new Mindframe media resources - 1 April 2014

HELPING TO CHANGE PERCEPTIONS OF SUICIDE AND MENTAL ILLNESS

Media reporting and commenting on suicide and mental illness will be assisted by an improved national guide launched today. Reporting suicide and mental illness: A Mindframe resource for media professionals is the result of two years of consultation between the media and the mental health and suicide prevention sectors.

Mindframe, funded by the Department of Health, is the national authority on the portrayal of suicide and mental illness in the media, providing education and training for both media and the mental health and suicide prevention sectors. 

Latest media resources for reporting suicide and mental illness - 31 March 2014

The Mindframe National Media Initiative launches its latest resources for Australian media professionals on April 1st, providing easy and practical ways to report suicide and mental illness.

Mindframe for universities wraps up LGBTI month at the Hunter Institute of Mental Health - 28 March 2014

Mindframe marked the end of LGBTI monthon Wednesday night by welcoming educators and special guests from across Australia to the Mindframe Journalism and Public Relations Educators’ advisory group dinner event.

MEDIA ALERT: Launch of Mindframe media resources and hashtag campaign - 26 March 2014

The Mindframe National Media Initiative officially launches its updated resources for media professionals reporting suicide and mental illness next Tuesday, 1st April. 

To coincide with the launch, Mindframe is encouraging grassroots media engagement via a hashtag campaign - #MindframeMedia -  in which media and those who work with the media can write a few words in support of their new resources via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 


The Mindframe Journalism and Public Relations Educators’ advisory group dinner - 24 March 2014

The Mindframe Journalism and Public Relations Educators’ advisory group dinner event and annual meeting will take place this week.

The evening event on Wednesday (26 March) will be hosted by the Hunter Institute of Mental Health Director Jaelea Skehan and coincides with national LGBTI month. 


Reports released for Close the Gap day - 20 March 2014

Today the Hunter Institute of Mental Health released three reports detailing the views and needs of Aboriginal people when discussing suicide as ongoing consultation with Aboriginal communities and as part of Close the Gap day.

Mindframe advice for media when reporting suicide - 18 March 2014

Mindframe would like to thank the Australian media for their cautious and responsible coverage of the death of L’Wren Scott.

With the story obviously in the public interest and receiving ongoing coverage, it’s important the media continue to report responsibly given that repeated and sustained coverage can increase the risk to those that are vulnerable or distressed.

Media alert: Mindframe advice for media when reporting suicide and mental illness - 24 February 2014

Mindframe would like to thank the Australian media for their cautious and responsible coverage of the death of Charlotte Dawson over the weekend.

With the story obviously in the public interest and receiving ongoing coverage, it’s important the media continue to report responsibly given that repeated and sustained coverage can increase the risk to those that are vulnerable or distressed.