The full suite of Mindframe guidelines and resources are now available in one convenient location on mindframe.org.au reflecting refreshed design and links to evidence.
The refreshed guidelines include Reporting suicide and mental Ill-health: A Mindframe resource for media professionals and Mental ill-health and suicide: A Mindframe resource for stage and screen.
The evidence-based resources were originally developed in consultation with media, suicide prevention and mental health organisations, lived experience organisations and Mindframe advisory groups.
Everymind Acting Program Manager, Sara Bartlett says that is important to keep up-to-date with the latest evidence regarding communicating about suicide and mental ill-health, and is pleased to see the refreshed guides available to all sectors in a central location.
“The language we use to communicate matters. It’s especially important when it comes to suicide, mental illness and alcohol and other drugs,” Ms Bartlett said.
“Everyone has a role to play in helping to reduce stigma, minimise harm and encourage help-seeking behaviour.
“Our collection of Mindframe resources provide practical guidance and links to evidence to support safe and responsible communication in any setting.”
The full collection of Mindframe guidelines include:
- 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 Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD)
- Guidelines on media reporting of severe mental illness in the context of violence and crime.
All guidelines are now available to access in one convenient location for easy viewing and download via www.mindframe.org.au/guidelines
The Mindframe team is available to support professional communicators and organisations in putting the guidelines into practice. Regular free online training sessions are also available.
To learn more, please contact the Mindframe team via:
+61 2 4924 6900