Mindframe at 1st Aus LGBTI mental health conference - 24 June 2014

The Mindframe National Media Initiative will co-present with JOY 94.9 at the LGBTI Health Alliance’s inaugural ‘Courageous Voices: Seeds of hope and transformation’ conference this week (26 - 27 June 2014).

National media panel: reducing mental illness stigma - 2 June 2014

The Hunter Institute of Mental Health will be hosting a Mindframe National Media Initiative (Mindframe) expert panel event on reducing stigma of mental illness via the media. The event is being held in Melbourne on Tuesday morning (June 3, 2014) to coincide with Mindframe’s annual National Media Advisory Group meeting.

Mindframe presenting at Eating Disorders & Obesity Conference - 27 May 2014

Mindframe will be presenting our ‘Resource for reporting and portrayal of eating disorders’ at The Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference on 26 and 27 May 2014 at QT Hotel on the Gold Coast.

Featuring schizophrenia on stage and screen - 18 May 2014

Among the many types of mental illness, schizophrenia receives extensive coverage when it comes to film.  Sometimes, portrayals can be negative and perpetuate stereotypes such as 'mad genius', 'two-faced', 'split-personality' and 'violent'.  Schizophrenia often has a special place in people's fears.  Yet, through accurate portrayals, scriptwriter's are in a prime position to open up the channels for community discussion and help address stigma.

Latest Mindframe e-newsletter - 17 April 2014

Welcome to the latest Mindframe e-newsletter, available to view here.

Media award with $2,000 cash prize for best mental illness story - 11 April 2014

Journalists are reminded to enter their stories about mental illness into the annual TheMHS Awards – which includes a media category!

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


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.