Time to Change is planning to host a series of events for media professionals that focus on best practice, encourage debate and support the attendees to feel confident in writing or reporting about mental health sensitively and accurately
We have already held successful evening events for magazine journalists, for writers of soaps and dramas, newspaper journalists and documentary makers. We also held a daytime event aimed at broadcast journalists based at the BBC.
- each event will each focus on a different output or a different genre
- it is hoped that these events will encourage journalists to talk about how mental health is covered and hear from some top names in their industry
- we think the best way for people to find out more about what it is like to live with a mental health problem is to meet those of us who have direct experience of mental health problems
- the next event is aimed at entertainment media and will be held in September (date and details to be announced.)
In the meantime why not watch this clip from EastEnder's team talking about how best to write and direct a storyline involving a charactor with mental health problems.