Schizophrenia Awareness Week and the media’s crucial role - 14 May 2013

The media has a powerful role during Schizophrenia Awareness Week (12-18 May) in breaking down myths and misunderstanding about the mental illness in the community.

Outcomes from the Young People, Social Media and Suicide Prevention Roundtable - 10 May 2013

What are the risks, challenges and opportunities presented by social media to promoting mental health and suicide in young people? The outcomes from the “Roundtable on Young People, Social Media and Suicide Prevention” held on 27 February, 2013, have been released.

Mindframe participates in post-film forum at Human Rights Arts & Film Festival - 9 May 2013

The Hunter Institute of Mental Health’s (a) director Jaelea Skehan, on behalf of the Mindframe National Media Initiative, will be speaking with Professor Patrick McGorry AO at a panel event in Melbourne on 21st May on the silence around issues of mental health that can exist in families, societal taboos around suicide and the value of sharing personal experiences on screen.

Social media principles for Communication Managers - 7 May 2013

The Mindframe National Media Initiative (Mindframe) will work with the mental health and suicide prevention sectors to develop a set of guiding social media principles for communication managers working in these areas.

Mindframe media alert: Eating disorders - 19 April 2013

Mindframe advice for media re: Swedish modelling scouts targeting consumers with eating disorders

Nominations open for the Mental Health Media Achievement Awards 2013 - 22 April 2013

Nominations are now open for the annual Mental Health Media Achievement Awards. Media from Australia and New Zealand are encouraged to enter. Nominations close on Wednesday 1 May 2013.

Mindframe attends 'Health in Difference' Conference - 18 April 2013

Mindframe to host trade display at the 8th National LGBTI Health Alliance 'Health in Difference' Conference, 18 - 20 April in St Kilda, Victoria.

Nominations open for the LiFE Awards “Communication Category” - 12 April 2013

Nominations are now open for the annual national LiFE Awards, which includes a category for promoting suicide prevention via media or campaign. The closing date has been extended to Tuesday 30th April.

Mindframe Communication Managers Group dinner and annual meeting - 2 April 2013

Mindframe will host a dinner event in Newcastle on Wednesday 3rd April, in conjunction with the Mindframe Communication Managers' Group on the 4th April. The theme for the evening will be social media use within the mental health and suicide prevention sectors. 

Mental Illness addition to AP Stylebook - 28 March 2013

The Mindframe National Media Initiative (Mindframe) welcomes the move by the multi-national wire service, Associated Press (AP), to add an entry on appropriate reporting of mental illness to their AP Stylebook.