The National Communications Charter (The Charter) is a unified approach and promotes a common language in mental health, mental illness and suicide.
We all have a role to play in reducing stigma around mental ill-health and suicide, while also promoting help-seeking behaviour through the Charter's guiding principles and messages.
What can you or your organisation do?
2. Share the campaign
Individuals, communities and organisations are encouraged to show support of The Charter. Consider ways to promote that you are a signatory and share The Charter key messages, principles, links and #CommsCharter hashtag with others.
3. Implement the principles
Signing The Charter isn't the end of the story. Download The Charter and explore some activities that will help support the principles and key messages within your organisation or local community.
What is The Charter?
The Charter is a document designed to guide the way organisations talk about mental health and suicide prevention, with each other and with the community.
It serves as a formal commitment to working together and developing better structures and processes for collaboration. So that together we can work to reduce stigma and promote help-seeking behaviour.
How do we use The Charter?
The Charter sets out broad and strategic communication principles and key messages about mental health and well-being, social and emotional well-being, mental ill-health and suicide prevention.
By working together under the guidance of the Charter, we can maximise our efforts and resources to help prevent mental illness and suicide and minimise the personal, social and economic effects these have on people, families, communities and organisations.