Call for Headline Data Research Partners

We have data and we’d like you to use it.

Headline’s work involves examining how the Irish media reports on suicide and mental ill health. As part of this process, we gather an enormous amount of data on what’s written.

Right now, we don’t have all the resources we need to examine that data to its fullest potential. We’re inviting expressions of interest from researchers who have a focus on the area of media practice and mental health.

Applications for access are subject to approval by the Headline team. Applicants must have demonstrated research experience.

To see our current outputs from the source data, visit the Media Monitoring section of our most recent Quarterly Review.

If you are interested, please fill out the Expression of Interest form below.

Questions? Contact Elaine Haskins at

Expression of Interest

If you are interested in partnering with Headline on a particular research project, please complete the form below. As part of your expression of interest you will be required to specify the area you are interested in exploring, along with outlining which academic institutional supports are available to you.

  • This form is an expression of interest only; you will only be granted access to the data if your application is successful. Please note that any change in scope or direction after this stage must be undertaken in consultation with Headline.

    Headline will only use the personal information you are providing in order for us to perform the task which you are providing the information for.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

About Headline

Headline is Ireland’s national programme for responsible reporting, and representation of mental illness and suicide. Our objective is to work as collaboratively as possible with Irish media professionals across print, broadcast, and online platforms to reduce the effects of suicide contagion, and the stigma attached to mental ill health.