Headline Education – Training future media professionals to confidently
and responsibly report on mental health and suicide.
A core part of Headline’s work is delivering training to students in universities and colleges across the country. Our workshop based training guides students through Samaritan’s guidelines on reporting on suicide and mental ill health, offers them fictional scenarios which allow them to practice using editorial judgement, and presents them with real examples of mental health reporting from Irish media. In 2018, Headline overhauled its student training to provide the most up to date and relevant examples, as well as hands on elements so that students can build their confidence on and understanding of mental health reporting.
We ask anyone interested in our training to please read through the workshop overview and FAQs prior to booking.
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.