‘Suicide bereavement and the media’ article published in Advances in Mental Health - 20 December 2013

Hunter Institute of Mental Health (Hunter Institute) staff have published a journal article titled: ‘Suicide bereavement and the media: A qualitative study’ in the Advances in Mental Health journal (V11, issue 3). The research was led by Mindframe, with authors including Jaelea Skehan (Hunter Institute), Myfanwy Maple (University of New England), and Jill Fisher (National StandBy Response Service).

Mindframe congratulates 2013 JEAA Ossie Mindframe for Journalism Education Award winner - 4 December 2013

The 2013 Ossie award winners were announced at last night's JEAA Conference Dinner, with the Mindframe for Journalism Education award going to Griffith University journalism student Keiren Bond for her informative and engaging blog titled ‘This was not a choice. Elucidating eating disorders and the journeys to recovery’.

Mindframe congratulates Newcastle Herald for winning Walkley Awards - 29 November 2013

Mindframe would like to congratulate all the nominees and winners of this year's Walkley Awards, particularly the staff at our local newspaper the Newcastle Herald.

Mindframe panel event at JEAA Conference: Journalist welfare and self-care for reporting suicide and mental illness - 28 November 2013

Mindframe is set to host a panel event at this year's  Journalism Education Association of Australia (JEAA) Conference focusing on 'Journalist welfare and self-care for reporting suicide and mental illness'.

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’.