Evidence and research

Evidence and research studies inform the Mindframe guidelines and provide context to Mindframe's approach to support safe reporting, portrayal and communication about mental ill-health.

Mindframe uses an evidence-based approach in all of its work and remains committed to encouraging a responsible, accurate and sensitive portrayal of mental illness in the Australian stage and screen.

This section includes research evidence about portrayals of mental illness in the Australian entertainment media such as film, television and drama.

This section includes a recent critical review of the international research evidence about the impact of media reporting of mental ill-health, as well as an overview of the state of reporting about these issues in Australia.