The SANE Media Centre welcomes interest from students researching issues related to the media reporting and portrayal of mental illness and suicide.
Guidelines for Student Enquiries
Be clear about when you require a response by. Please allow a turnaround time of at least ten working days.
Student enquiries can often be very open-ended or general – don’t be afraid to be specific. For example, instead of asking ‘Can you give me information about stigma and mental illness?’, ask ‘how does the media stigmatise mental illness?’
Do your research before contacting SANE
SANE Australia will endeavour to respond to student enquires where the information cannot be sourced from our website. Also please ensure SANE is the most appropriate organisation to assist you with your enquiry.
Don’t ask SANE to do your work
The Media Centre is happy to assist students in the development of assignments but will not undertake the work on behalf of the students. Please don’t send us your assignment questions – we will not complete your assignment for you.
SANE Research Bulletins
SANE Research Bulletins ask people affected by mental illness to give their views on issues which affect their lives - providing real-world evidence to support advocacy for improved services and attitudes.
SANE Factsheets provide up-to-date and easy-to-read explanations of a range of mental health problems and related issues.
A number of factsheets developed for journalists may feature information to assist you with your enquiry.
Mindframe National Media Initiative
The Australian Government's Mindframe National Media Initiative provides resources for students in relation to mental health and suicide via the Response Ability website.
The SANE Media Centre is supported by the Australian Government as part of the Mindframe National Media Initiative.