Drop-In Session: Reporting Guidelines on Suicide and Mental Ill Health

COURSE DETAILS

Date

The second Wednesday of every month, February – November

Time

11am-12pm

Duration

1 hr

Location

Zoom (registration required) – Click on BOOK NOW

Trainer

Sinéad Keating, Headline Education Officer

Cost

Free

COURSE AIMS

The training presentation covers not only the guidelines, but includes up to date examples from print and radio, as well as guidance on reporting murder-suicide, court reporting, and working with contributors. Attendees are not required to participate but are welcomed to do so and there is time given to a Q&A. This comprehensive session is designed to give attendees the knowledge and skill set to report responsibly on topics relating to mental illness and suicide.

UPCOMING TRAININGS

ABOUT THE COURSE

Student feedbacks:

“Really enjoyed the talk. Has me more aware of the impact I can make.”

“Very insightful. I’m far more knowledgeable on discussing on suicide themes in media. Trainer was very helpful.”

“Really great workshop. Sinéad was very informative and very sensitive on the issues/topics covered. I found it really helpful and feel a lot more confident reporting on mental ill health issues.”

“Very informative and despite the sensitive subject matter, it was a comfortable environment for learning.”

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Sinéad Keating has been with Headline since 2018 and took up the post of Education Officer in 2019. She holds an MA in Film Studies and her background includes working in the mental health charity sector, peer advocacy, and she is a spokesperson for a national mental health organisation. She is trained in peer support facilitation, SafeTALK, and Mental Health First Aid.

WHO IS THIS TRAINING FOR

The sessions are available to media professionals, students studying Journalism, Media or TV Production, as well as those working for student publications and radio stations.

TRAINING METHOD

The training will take place online via Zoom.

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