Thursday, 2nd May 2013 (1:30 pm - 4:30 pm)
Venue: SIPBS Hamnett Wing
Come along to the University of Strathclyde to learn more about how researchers at the University and the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) are striving to improve reporting of mental health and suicide by the media. The programme will include short presentations from the NUJ, the media, and mental health and suicide prevention specialists. These will act as a starting point for discussions about the impact that journalism guidelines can have on attitudes to mental illness and the potential for suicide prevention.
This event is a key opportunity to contribute to the debate on the ethical and practice issues surrounding journalists' reporting of such vulnerable people.
By registering for this event, you are also invited to the launch of the book Public Mental Health: Global Perspectives by Lee Knifton and Neil Quinn. For more information please visit the event page.
Who should attend?
Mental health & suicide prevention groups
Anyone with an interest in the impact of media reporting of mental health and suicide
Benefits of attending
Excellent opportunity to exchange ideas on media reporting of mental health and suicide
Hear from key speakers who are directly involved in media reporting of mental health and suicide
A chance to network with various groups involved in mental health and suicide
An occasion to meet academics researching in these areas and to nurture possible future collaborations
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