The editorial team behind Mental Movement Magazine has today, signed The Mental Health Media Charter compiled by Natasha Devon MBE in association with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England, Beat & The Samaritans.
As a wellbeing and mental ill health-focused online and print publication, MMM is extremely sensitive about the conversations, topics and stories shared across our network concerning issues with mental ill health.
For a long time, our editorial team have adhered to frameworks provided by The Samaritans to ensure ethical reporting and blogging is a primary focus when tackling difficult topics such as suicide. Mindful of how such things are discussed, we pride ourselves on informing those who write with us the importance of guiding a reader through a journey that offers support and directs them towards getting appropriate help.
Triggering, sensationalist and thoughtless commentary on mental ill health can be extremely damaging for the portrayal of mental health in journalism, therefore, it is critical for online platforms such as ours to adhere to guidelines that commit to a framework for ethical journalism to stand up, and against such damaging media portrayals.
The charter will be available to all writers at Mental Movement Magazine and provide invaluable knowledge and insight to the values shared between both parties; a true commitment to reporting on issues concerning mental ill health sensitively, responsibly and ethically.
Please note: All writers at MMM will be updated with the new mental health charter in the coming weeks. Please email for further information