For Educators and Students

Mindframe supports universities, educators and students specialising in journalism and public relations studies when communicating about suicide and mental ill-health.

Training and resources provide journalism and public relations educators with tools to assist in introducing students to the professional and ethical issues involved in reporting or communicating about mental ill-health, mental health care and suicide.

Students have access to a range of Mindframe resources designed to support key learnings. The resources are in-line with the core curriculum, case studies will highlight how to safely and responsibly report and communicate on suicide and mental ill-health.

Media industry codes

Most media sectors have codes on the reporting and portrayal of suicide. While some also mention reporting and portrayal of mental or intellectual disability, mental ill-health is not always specified.

Find out what outlets use media industry codes when referencing suicide and mental ill-health.

Educators

Mindframe training and resources provides journalism, public relations and communication educators with the tools to introduce students to the professional and ethical issues involved in reporting or communicating about mental health, mental ill-health and suicide.

The online suite provides free teaching and learning resources for use within universities and colleges offering relevant programs across Australia.

What will educators have access to?
  • lecture slides and notes
  • case studies
  • media examples
  • topical questions to lead safe discussions.

Students

Mindframe's student resources supplement educator's case studies and the core curriculum, and help students understand how to safely report and communicate on suicide and mental ill-health.

Students will have access to specific journalism and public relations case studies with media examples, quick reference cards and a tip sheet on looking after your own mental health and wellbeing while studying.

Looking after your own mental health

Taking time to focus on your own mental health and wellbeing is important, especially when covering topics of suicide or mental ill-health in your tertiary studies.

Find out what resources Mindframe has on student wellbeing.

PRIA Code of Ethics

The Public Relations Institute of Australia is a professional body serving the interests of its members. In doing so, the Institute is mindful of the responsibility, which public relations professionals owe to the community as well as to their clients and employers. The Institute requires members to adhere to the highest standards of ethical practice and professional competence.

Visit PRIA's Code of Ethics.

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