For the mental health sector -
Information about reporting on suicide and mental illness
This website has been created to assist people involved in mental health to communicate effectively with the media about suicide, mental health and mental illness.Key sections of the site include information about:
- Issues to consider when talking to the media about suicide and mental illness;
- Getting to know the media and how the media works;
- Tools for working with the media;
- Facts and statistics about suicide and mental illness; and
- Key contacts.
This website and accompanying print resource - 'Suicide and Mental Illness in the Media: A Mindframe resource for the mental health sector' - was developed with the assistance of media professionals, suicide and mental health experts and consumer organisations.
Downloadable pdf copies of the full 'Suicide and Mental Illness in the Media' resource (including quick reference cards for general and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health networks) can be accessed here