Join StigmaWatch

Sign-up to SANE’s StigmaWatch program and join hundreds of others helping reduce stigma. StigmaWatchers work with SANE to monitor the Australian media for inaccurate or irresponsible reporting of mental illness and suicide, as well as alerting SANE to responsible and sensitive portrayals that help break down misconceptions.

Who is a StigmaWatcher?

SANE has many regular StigmaWatchers throughout Australia – people with mental illness, family, friends, health workers and others who care about how mental illness and suicide are represented in the Australian media.

Become a StigmaWatcher and receive:

  • Electronic alerts and media releases about StigmaWatch activity and campaigns
  • Quarterly electronic newsletter StigmaWatch Update (read the latest edition)
  • The StigmaWatch Annual Report, which evaluates how the media has fared in undertaking, balanced reporting of mental illness and suicide (Read the 2012 Annual Report)
  • The SANE Guide to Reducing Stigma (on request)