Mindframe reports


Media IconR U OK?Day Media Monitoring Report
Released: October 2016 

Accurate and sensitive portrayal of mental illness and suicide in mass media play an important role in shaping and reinforcing social attitudes and perceptions.This report discusses the results of a media monitoring study to evaluate national broadcasts as part of the 2015 R U OK?Day campaign to determine adherence to Mindframe recommendations.

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Mindframe advisory group meetings 2013: An overview of the risks and opportunities surrounding social media
Released: October 2013 

This summary report provides a snapshot of key themes from the three Mindframe National Media Initiative advisory groups (reports below) which discussed the use of social media. The findings will be used to help shape future Mindframe work and contribute to the ongoing work of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre (YAW CRC) in social media use by young people.

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Media IconConsultation Report: Mindframe Media Advisory Group views on social media
Released: October 2013

This report is a brief thematic analysis describing some of the key issues raised by members of the Media Advisory Group during the 2013 annual advisory group meeting. 

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MHS IconConsultation Report: Mindframe Communication Managers' views on social media
Released: April 2013

This report is a brief thematic analysis describing some of the key issues raised by communication managers during the 2013 annual advisory group meeting.

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J&PR IconConsultation Report: Journalism and public relations educators' views on social media
Released: February 2013

This report is a brief thematic analysis describing some of the key issues raised by journalism and public relations educators during the Mindframe for universities advisory group meeting, 2013.

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MHS IconSocial Media Profile Analysis: Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Sectors
Released: February, 2013

To better explore the nature and type of social media used by the media and mental health and suicide prevention sectors, Mindframe has completed two scoping studies in 2012. This report investigates and analyses the social media use of Australian mental health and suicide prevention organisations.

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Media IconSocial Media Profile Analysis: Media
Released: February, 2013

To better explore the nature and type of social media used by the media and mental health and suicide prevention sectors, Mindframe has completed two scoping studies in 2012. This report investigates and analyses the social media use of Australian mainstream media and media professionals.

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Media IconMental illness in the news and the information media - A Critical Review
Released: April, 2012

Written by Jane Pirkis and Catherine Francis, this review considers the news and information media and is a review of an earlier critical review publiched in 2001. The critical review aimed to identify, evaluate and interpret the available international and national research evidence regarding the presentation of mental illness.

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Media IconCombined Outcomes Report: Media Key Informant Interviews
Released: April, 2012

Mindframe has made available the combined consultation report of media key informant interviews conducted in January - March 2012, the findings of which will feed in to the current review of media resources and strategies under the Mindframe National Media Initiative.

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Media IconMindframe briefing: Media reporting on suicide method and location
Released: March, 2012

This briefing report is aimed at providing up-to-date evidence-based information for Mindframe stakeholders that may assist with understanding the international research evidence and current position in Australia, related to news reporting of method and/or location of death by suicide.

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Courts IconLegal restrictions on the media in reporting Coronial Inquest proceedings
Released: January, 2012

This document provides information about key legislation, state-by-state, in relation to media reporting Coronial Inquest proceedings.

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MHS IconFinal Consultation Outcomes: Suicide Bereavement and the Media
Released: November, 2011

Mindframe has made available the final consultation outcomes report for the suicide bereavement and the media project. The project team engaged in a scoping exercise to investigate the status of the evidence around bereavement and suicide, current suicide bereavement support in Australia and existing support structures for people bereaved by suicide engaged in telling personal stories in the public domain.

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Stage & Screen IconSuicide and the entertainment media - A critical review
Released: February, 2010

Written by Jane Pirkis and Warwick Blood, this review considers studies of entertainment media (film and television, music and plays). The current review constitutes an update of an earlier review of the entertainment media (Pirkis, Blood, Francis & McCallum, 2005). It is accompanied by a review of studies of the news and information media (Pirkis & Blood, 2010).

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