Mindframe masterclass at crisis communications event - 30 January 2017

The Hunter Institute of Mental Health’s Mindframe team 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.

Media Alert: Reporting explicit details of method - 18 October 2016

Mindframe would like to remind the media of the risk of copycat behaviour, or contagion, when Australian media report explicit details of a method used in suicide or suicide-related deaths, particularly when it is prominent news.

Mindframe reminder to media: Safe and responsible reporting of the marriage equality debate - 4 October 2016

Mindframe reminder to media: Safe and responsible reporting of the marriage equality debate when covering issues relating to suicide, self-harm and mental illness.

Positive findings from Mindframe broadcast media study in to 2015 R U OK?Day campaign - 30 September 2016

Today, the Hunter Institute of Mental Health, which manages the Mindframe program has released a summary of findings from its recent broadcast media evaluation of the 2015 R U OK?Day campaign with overall positive outcomes and adherence to the Mindframe guidelines.

Media Alert: Release of ABS Causes of Death data 2015 - 28 September 2016

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has today released its 2015 Causes of Death data - which includes annual national suicide information.