Open to media professionals and students and those working for student publications/radio stations.
Headline is Ireland's national programme for responsible reporting, and representation of mental illness and suicide.
Part of Headline’s job is to promote responsible reporting of mental health and suicide. Why? So that no unintentional harm is done to vulnerable readers and audiences.
Headline is Ireland’s national media programme for responsible reporting, and representation of mental ill health and suicide. Our vision is an Ireland where fewer lives are lost through suicide, and every person has an open and positive attitude to their own and others’ mental health. The media have a big part to play in that.
Readers, listeners, and viewers often form their attitudes to mental health difficulties and suicide behaviour from the media they consume. Unintentional irresponsible reporting or misrepresentations of mental health difficulties can have devastating effects on audiences, sometimes fatal. Using best international practice and the most up to date research, Headline offers guidance to anyone actively producing content on these issues.