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Mindframe Media and Mental Health Project
This two page factsheet was produced as a guide for the Indigenous media on the appropriate reporting of social and emotional wellbeing. It presents facts and statistics on mental illness in the Australian total population and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. The factsheet also lists several issues to consider when reporting on mental illness and related issues, such as privacy, language, and stereotypes. The factsheet also contains contact information for support services.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract
The information contained in this factsheet should be used as a general reference by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media industry when producing media or programs containing social and emotional wellbeing content.
Hunter Institute of Mental Health
Ph: (02) 4924 6904
Fax: (02) 4924 6909
Commencing in 2000 and funded by the Department of Health and Ageing, the Mindframe national media initiative was developed to encourage the responsible reporting of mental illness and suicide in the media.