Updated guidelines for communicating about eating disorders to promote awareness and decrease stigma
Best practice advice for anyone communicating about eating disorders is now available in a new resource from Mindframe and The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC).
Media and all public communicators are urged to use responsible language on the issue of youth mental health and suicide and the COVID-19 public health orders.
Reporting on localised transmission of COVID-19 and compliance with public health orders is of public interest and will continue to receive heightened and ongoing media coverage. Provision of clear and up-to-date information is vitally important for our communities, including the release of some demographic and geographic details.
New self-care tips for media professionals offer guidance on how to focus on mental health and wellbeing while continuing to report on COVID-19.
Mindframe is a proud sponsor of CONVERGE Lismore, the First Nations Media National Conference 2021 being held 4-7 May.
April 28-29 marks 25 years since 35 people were killed and 23 were wounded at Port Arthur, Tasmania. We ask the media to be mindful of the effect the prominence and quantity of reporting being released may have on the community.
While the deaths that occurred recently in the Barossa Valley are of public interest and will receive ongoing media coverage, it is important for media to report on this incident responsibly.
Mindframe is pleased announce the release of a media monitoring study building on the evidence-base of the impact the Mindframe approach has on media practice. This piece of work has established a baseline dataset of media entries published prior to the implementation of the Mindframe for Alcohol and Other Drugs guidelines.
Celebrities often generate significant public interest and news headlines, however when these same individuals experience mental ill-health issues or problems it is important to consider how coverage can avoid causing harm.
Australian media professionals are reminded to apply the Mindframe guidelines in the ongoing reporting of suicide and sexual assault. While these stories are of public interest, it is important media report responsibly as they continue to develop.
Prominent and sustained coverage and continued public discussion can have an impact on whole communities as well as individuals who have experienced sexual assault, suicide, and mental ill-health.