Guidelines

The suite of Mindframe national guidelines were developed to support safe and accurate media reporting, portrayal and communication of suicide, mental ill-health and Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) to reduce stigma and encourage help-seeking behaviour.

The evidence-based resources were developed in consultation with media professionals and peak media bodies, suicide prevention and mental health organisations, consumer networks, and Mindframe advisory groups.

View and download the resources below for easy reference:

Reporting suicide and mental ill-health: A Mindframe resource for media professionals

These guidelines were developed to support safe and accurate media reporting, portrayal and communication of suicide and mental ill-health.

Reporting suicide and mental ill-health: A Mindframe resource for media professionals

Mental ill-health and suicide: A Mindframe resource for stage and screen

Mindframe for stage and screen guidelines help to inform safe and authentic portrayals of suicide and mental ill-health for people involved in the development of Australian film, television and theatre.

Mental ill-health and suicide: A Mindframe resource for stage and screen

Mindframe for Alcohol and Other Drugs

The evidence-informed guidelines aim to positively influence the quality of media reporting on AOD-related issues, improve community attitudes towards people living with issues related to AOD use and increase help-seeking behaviour.

Mindframe for Alcohol and Other Drugs

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Guidelines on media reporting of severe mental illness in the context of violence and crime

This resource empowers safe and responsible reporting on the issues of mental illness in the context of violence and crime.

Guidelines on media reporting of severe mental illness in the context of violence and crime

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