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Mindframe for media resource bookletReporting suicide and mental illness:

A Mindframe resource for media professionals

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Mindframe app for media professionals

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Mindframe for media professionals resource book 

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Quick reference cards


QRC-suicideReporting suicide - quick reference card

The following quick reference card outlines key issues for consideration when producing a story on suicide.

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QRC-miReporting mental illness - quick reference card

The following quick reference card outlines key issues for consideration when producing a story on mental illness.

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New QRC HelplinesHelplines card

The following quick reference card outlines national crisis counselling services and other information to include when producing a story on mental illness or suicide.

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MF media_LGBTI MINEW - Reporting mental illness in LGBTI communities 

This new quick reference card has been developed in partnership with the National LGBTI Health Alliance and aims to support LGBTI specific media and mainstream media.

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MF media_LGBTI SuicideNEW - Reporting of suicide in LGBTI communities

This new quick reference card has been developed in partnership with the National LGBTI Health Alliance and aims to support LGBTI specific media and mainstream media. 

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For specific population groups

 Indigenous media QRC

Suicide and social and emotional wellbeing
Indigenous media and programs

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Media CALD QRC

Suicide and mental illness
Culturally and linguistically diverse media

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Self-care for journalists

New resources are now available for journalists and news room managers on managing their own self-care and providing help for their staff. Visit the self-care for journalists page for more info, or download the tip sheets below.
 

MF Self Care for Media ReportingFor journalists

Reporting on suicide and mental illness can be distressing for media professionals, especially if they have been exposed to these issues in the past. Journalists often witness graphic evidence of death, other people's distress, or are required to interview people who are bereaved or in shock. 

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MF Media Tips for EditorsFor editors, news directors and line managers

Media organisations have a duty of care to their employees to ensure there are strategies in place to prepare and support staff covering suicide and mental illness. Line managers have a vital role to play in modelling and encouraging self-care as well as providing direct support to staff and identifying staff who may require professional support.

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MF Media recommend staff for supportWhen to recommend staff seek professional assistance

Every person will have an individual trauma response based on the type and severity of the experience, their age, gender, resilience and other psychosocial factors. However, in some instances, the impact of trauma can disrupt a person’s health and everyday living.

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Other media resources


NEDC Media resourceResource for reporting and portrayal of eating disorders

This resource has been developed by Mindframe in partnership with the National Eating Disorders Collaboration and Australian media professionals. The resource provides practical advice for journalists, editors and other media professionals to guide best-practice reporting and portrayal of eating disorders.

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RC imageResource for reporting of Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse

Mindframe has developed a brief tip sheet with links to existing resources for the reporting of suicide, self-harm and mental illness as well as links to story sources, help-seeking information and resources for interviewees. The resource also includes self-care information for media professionals and contact information for expert advice.

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MF tips for social mediaMindframe Tips for Social Media content guide
Released: September, 2011

Discussing suicide and broader mental health issues bring some challenges for those using Social Media (bloggers, Tweeters, Facebookers). This guide aims to provide some practical tips on safe ways to discuss issues to ensure any risks are managed whilst increasing community understanding of suicide, mental health and mental illness.

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legal restrictionsLegal restrictions on media reporting of mental health proceedings

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coronial inquestsLegal restrictions on the media in reporting Coronial Inquest proceedings

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