The Stakeholders

Headline operates in the space between Irish media and mental health sectors.

We each have an interest in making Ireland a safe space for vulnerable people, in telling stories that shape our society, and reflecting the reality of when our society falls short.

It’s important that people actively engaged in mental health provisions and mental health research, and Ireland’s media professionals have a space to share ideas and get a better understanding of the challenges ahead. How do we tell this person’s story without harming others? What issue needs more research and investigation? What policies will allow for better communication between agencies? Involving our stakeholders in Headline’s policy decisions is a core part of our new direction.


NUJ Ireland, Press Council of Ireland, Broadcast Authority of Ireland, Irish Media Literacy Network, NewsBrands, LocalIreland, NewsIreland, Online News publications, National and Regional Radio



National Office for Suicide Prevention, National Suicide Research Foundation, Mindframe (Australia), Mindset (Canada), Samaritans, Pieta House, Aware


School of Communications, DCU, Department of Media Studies, NUI Maynooth, Griffith College, Dublin Institute of Technology, NUI Galway, University of Limerick


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.