Follow the Mental Health Commission, or stay up to date with Community Alcohol & Drug Services and Next Step. You can also keep in touch with our Alcohol. Think Again, Drug Aware and Strong Spirit Strong Mind Metro Project campaigns.
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For any media enquiries about the Mental Health Commission and its work, please contact:
- Laura Keating, Assistant Director Strategic Communications
- 0436 470 845 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(Student journalists call during office hours only)
Reporting on mental health, alcohol and other drugs
The Mental Health Commission is committed to working with the media to increase awareness of mental health, alcohol and drug issues, and both educating and informing the community.
For media reporting in this area, the Mindframe website is a great resource to help you provide responsible, accurate and sensitive representation of mental illness and suicide in the media. There you can find their guide for safe reporting of mental illness.
If you find any problematic media coverage, please refer directly to Sane StigmaWatch for urgent follow up.
If you are reporting in the drugs space, please take the time to read the Commission's Guide for Media Reporting on Volatile Substance Use. While it provides a media guide to raise awareness of reporting around volatile substances - sometimes known as inhalants - it is also valuable reading for anyone reporting on broader drugs issues.
Thank you for your support.