StandBy recognises that the suicide prevention and mental health sectors play an important role in safely communicating about suicide to the Australian public.
When communicating about suicide it’s important to present accurate and safe information to reduce harm and risk on vulnerable audiences.
StandBy acknowledges that suicide is a topic of legitimate public interest for the media to cover, and advocates for the use of the Mindframe guidelines when communicating about suicide.
The Mindframe Guidelines are available here.
For information about StandBy services around Australia and our partner organisations visit our Find Support page here.