Follow the Mental Health Commission, or stay up to date with Community Alcohol & Drug Services and Next Step. You can also keep in touch with our Think Mental Health, Alcohol.Think Again, Drug Aware and Strong Spirit Strong Mind Metro Project campaigns.
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For any media enquiries about the Mental Health Commission and its work, please contact our Media Team on:
- 0400 616 704
Thank you for your interest in the Mental Health Commission of Western Australia.
Unfortunately, due to the limited amount of staff resources we are not able to process student media enquiries.
We encourage budding journalists to use your research skills and utilise the plethora of information available on any of our websites including www.mhc.wa.gov.au; www.thinkmentalhealthwa.com.au, www.drugaware.com.au and www.alcoholthinkagain.com.au.
Good luck with your assignment.
For resources, please visit our Reports and Resources page.
Reporting on mental health, alcohol and other drugs
The Mental Health Commission is committed to working with the media to increase awareness of mental health, alcohol and drug issues, and both educating and informing the community.
For media reporting in this area, the Mindframe website is a great resource to help you provide responsible, accurate and sensitive representation of mental illness, suicide, and alcohol and other drugs in the media. There you can find their guide for safe reporting of mental illness and their guidelines for communicating about alcohol and other drugs.
If you find any problematic media coverage, please refer directly to Sane StigmaWatch for urgent follow up.
If you are reporting in the drugs space, please take the time to read the Commission's Guide for Media Reporting on Volatile Substance Use. While it provides a media guide to raise awareness of reporting around volatile substances - sometimes known as inhalants - it is also valuable reading for anyone reporting on broader drugs issues.
Thank you for your support.