Dr Elizabeth Paton, Project Lead on Mindframe, talks mental ill-health, the importance of safe media reporting and communication.

Commical

Jun 1 2021 • 25 mins

1 in 5 Australians will experience mental ill-health within a 12-month period. While mental ill-health can be difficult to talk about, it’s clear that we need to.

In recent years, there’s been a positive change in the way we discuss mental health and wellbeing. However, there’s still a long way to go. Negative stereotypes, myths and stigma continue to underpin conversations about mental ill-health. A shift towards safe reporting, portrayal and communication is critical to de-stigmatising mental ill-health and encouraging help-seeking behaviour.

Tune in to this episode with Dr. Elizabeth Paton, Project Lead on Everymind’s Mindframe program, and learn about improving communication skills around mental ill-health, and the importance of safe reporting and portrayal.

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