Media portrayals and reporting of mental illness are incredibly powerful in educating and influencing the public. When done well, the media can be a tremendous tool in raising awareness, challenging attitudes and helping to dispel myths. But sensationalist journalism and programme-making can overplay the risk of violence, promote fear and mistrust and widen the gap of understanding.
At Time to Change we provide a range of services to members of the media. We can provide expert spokespeople, case studies, information on our latest campaigns and comment on related breaking news stories. We also provide guidance on how to responsibly report mental health issues.