The Mindframe team is currently delivering free weekly drop-in training sessions online. Mindframe provides practical and evidence-based support to people communicating about suicide, mental ill-health and alcohol and other drugs, from those in large national newsrooms through to small community groups. The sessions are based on the Mindframe guidelines that encourage safe reporting, portrayals and communication of these issues.
The training sessions include:
- A brief overview of the Mindframe program
- The Australian context, with current data
- The guidelines in-depth
- Examples of problematic communication
- Information about help-seeking and self-care
- Opportunity for a Q&A with Mindframe staff.
The training sessions are available to a range of professionals from areas including, but not limited to:
- Media outlets - print, broadcast and online
- Universities - Specialising in public relations and journalism studies
- Mental health and suicide prevention sector
- Police and courts professionals
- Stage and screen industry
- Lived experience
- Small community groups
- Government departments and agencies.
The training supports Mindframe’s aim to reduce stigma, harm and copycat behaviour and to increase help-seeking behaviour and mental health and wellbeing.