Mental Health First Aid Australia is available for comment, information and media interviews.
Reporting on mental health
One in five Australians will experience mental health problems in any given year.
As a topic of public interest, it is important to communicate about mental ill-health and suicide safely and responsibly to reduce the prevalence of stigma and encourage help-seeking behaviours.
We encourage the use of the Mindframe Guidelines to support safe and accurate media reporting of mental ill-health and suicide.
Mental Health First Aid Australia welcomes media enquiries about a range of topics, including:
Mental Health First Aid guidelines, skills and training.
How individuals can offer initial help to a person who is developing any of the following mental health problems:
- Anxiety problems
- Eating disorders
- Substance use problems
On the following mental health problems:
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Non-suicidal self-injury
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
- Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
- Severe psychotic states
- Aggressive behaviour
Within the following populations:
- Young people
- Older persons
- Nursing and medical students
- Financial counsellors
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Vietnamese and Chinese Australians
- People with intellectual disability.
For media enquiries, please contact: Nicole Richardson, Communications Specialist