Shine screenwriter Jan Sardi talks to Mindframe about portrayals of mental illness - 26 November 2013

In a survey sent to members of the Australian Writers’ Guild, Jan Sardi’s Oscar-winning film Shine (1996) was identified as the most memorable Australian film featuring mental illness. Mindframe's Kim McNaughton caught up with Jan Sardi to discuss tips for addressing stigma in film portrayals of mental illness and ways to accurately portray characters with a mental illness.

Mindframe media alert - Mindframe advice for Australian media reporting on Coroners Court of Victoria Inquest - 18 November 2013

The Mindframe National Media Initiative (Mindframe) reminds media professional to continue cautious and responsible coverage of the upcoming Coroners Court of Victoria inquest into several youth suicide deaths in rural Victoria during 2009, given that repeated and sustained coverage of suicide can increase risk to audience member who are vulnerable or distressed.

Mindframe sponsors 2013 CBAA Conference - 8 November 2013

Mindframe's participation at this year's national Community Broadcasters Association Australia (CBAA) Conference will focus on ways the media can support priority populations such as Indigenous, culturally and linguistically diverse and LGBTI communities when covering mental illness and suicide.

Mindframe staff attend AICA Conference in Canberra - 31 October 2013

The Mindframe National Media Initiative will be co-presenting a workshop with beyondblue at this year's Australian Indigenous Communications Association (AICA) Conference – Digital and Deadly - held in Canberra from Thursday 31st October to Friday 1 November.

Report into mental health of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Australia released for Mental Health Week - 11 October 2013

Following a request from the National Mental Health Commission in 2012, Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA) this week released a report on mental health research and evaluation in multicultural Australia.

Mindframe receives award during Mental Health Month (October 2013) - 30 September 2013

The Mindframe National Media Initiative has received a Certificate of Commendation in the Mental Health Matters Awards in the category of ‘Cross Sector Collaboration’.

Deadline looms for 2013 JEAA Ossie Awards - Mindframe for Journalism Education category - 30 September 2013

Mindframe is calling on all journalism students to submit their entry for the Mindframe for Journalism Education category as part of this year's JEAA Ossie Awards!

Mindframe approach to social media and suicide shared on world stage - 27 September 2013

Professor Jane Pirkis from the University of Melbourne presented leading work from the Mindframe National Media Initiative on the world stage to suicide prevention experts in Europe this week.

Mindframe media alert- reporting on Mental Health Week - 27 September 2013

With Mental Health Week from Sunday 6th to Saturday 12th October, World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10th October and Mental Health Month during October (NSW only), media professionals are reminded of the resources available on the Mindframe website which assist with the responsible reporting of mental illness and mental health.

Mindframe partners with Dart Centre for supporting media when reporting of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - 13 September 2013

Mindframe has partnered with the Dart Centre Asia Pacific to provide support for journalists reporting on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission.