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.
“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.”
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.
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.
The training will take place online via Zoom.