SANE Australia is a national mental health charity working to support four million Australians affected by complex mental illness.
SANE StigmaWatch was developed by SANE in partnership with Mindframe to ensure media outlets report safely and accurately on mental ill-health and suicide.
Anyone can report a media item to StigmaWatch and if the coverage is found to breach media reporting guidelines, StigmaWatch will contact the media outlet involved with constructive feedback and advice.
The SANE StigmaWatch criteria for reporting uses the Mindframe media reporting guidelines.
What about good, quality reporting?
SANE also want to hear about good, quality media stories that feature positive media portrayals of mental ill-health and suicide.
Stories and reporting, which reduce potential harm and enhance community understanding about these issues, allows SANE to congratulate them and further share their stories.
Aware of a problematic or quality story?
SANE want to hear about it.