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Headline is Ireland’s national media monitoring programme, working to promote responsible and accurate coverage of mental health and suicide related issues within the Irish media… read more

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Media Guidelines

See our Media Guidelines to learn more about best practice guidelines for reporting on mental health and suicide


Advisory media alert: Guidelines on suicide and self-harm

Headline has contacted journalists and media producers in light of recent reports of the suicide of Conor Wilmot that occurred last week in Co. Clare. The media have a huge role to play in encouraging positive mental health. It is important to consider existing media guidelines in Ireland when covering reports of this nature. Below is a …

Media Alert: Reporting on the suspected murder-suicide in Co. Fermanagh

In light of the recent reports of the suspected murder-suicide case in the Abbey Road area of Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh  Headline have issued a media alert for journalists reporting on the incident. Research has shown that detailed and sensational reports of the actions of a perpetrator in relation to murder-suicide can result in copycat behaviour by other …

Headline has been successful in having Mr. Price shops nationwide remove Fred dolls from their shelves

Headline received a complaint from a member of the public regarding the sale of ‘Fred’ dolls in Mr. Price stores nationwide. The doll’s contained inappropriate messaging relating to medication for mental health disorders and was wearing a straight jacket. Upon receiving an official complaint from Headline HQ,  Mr. Price stores legal team responded with the …