Mindframe Stage and Screen provides advice for the TV, film and theatre industries on mental illness and suicide themes in media

Mindframe Stage & Screen (MSS) is a project funded by the Australian Government’s Mindframe National Media Initiative, aiming to promote accurate and sensitive reporting and portrayal of suicide and mental illness.

It is a partnership between the Hunter Institute of Mental Health, the Australian Writers’ Guild, SANE Australia and a group of scriptwriters. They provide practical advice and information to support those involved in the development of film, TV and theatre to help inform truthful and authentic portrayals of mental illness and suicide.

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Partnership types

Standards and guidelines development; Project funding; Provision of services / personnel

Regions / countries / territories

Oceania: Australia

Global issues

Arts and culture; HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, health and medical

Business sectors

Arts and culture; Media and PR; Medical and health