The planning and strategic approach to the way Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) is covered in the media will be the focus of national discussion this morning when the Mindframe AOD Advisory group meets today.
Members will be dialing in from across the country for a teleconference with the Mindframe project team, with the group discussing next steps for the Mindframe for Alcohol and Other Drugs project.
A Commonwealth funded project, the AOD project involves the development of guidelines for media and other stakeholders for reporting on Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) issues.
The agenda will also cover and update on the project, on-going research including a community based attitudes survey on media reporting of AOD and plans for the launch of the guidelines in early 2019.
Mindframe Project Lead Sara Bartlett said the meeting provides a great opportunity to draw upon the expert knowledge of the group in the respective fields including AOD, media, journalism education, research and lived experience.
“The aim of the guidelines will be to reduce stigma associated with alcohol and other drugs and increase help-seeking behaviour for people with problematic AOD use and their families,” Sara said.
Following release, the guidelines will be made available on the Mindframe website.
View the Mindframe Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory group on the Mindframe website.
To learn more about the project or to get involved, please email us or call on (02) 4924 6944.