The Charter

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?

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.

In this section

Signatories of the National Communications Charter

As signatories to the National Communications Charter, the following organisations have made a formal commitment to the principles and key messages listed within The Charter which guide the way they talk about mental health and suicide prevention.

Sign The Charter for Organisations

As signatories to the National Communications Charter we agree to support the principles and key messages of The Charter

Sign The Charter for Individual Signatories

As individual signatories to the National Communications Charter I agree to support the principles and key messages of The Charter.

Tool One: Language Guide

The National Communications Charter developed a language guide to support individuals, workplaces and communities to talk safely about suicide and mental illness in order to reduce stigma and increase help seeking behaviour.

Charter Principles Explained

Learn more about the eight principles of the National Communications Charter and how organisations, communities and individuals can put them into practice.

Tasmanian Communications Charter

Tasmanian Communications Charter: A state-based approach to mental health and suicide prevention brings the community sector together with government and people with lived experience.

The Charter Implementation Guides

A toolkit of resources to support implementation of The Charter

Share The Charter

Individuals, communities and organisations are encouraged to show support of The Charter.

Champions

The Life in Mind Champions provide leadership across settings, sectors and communities about safe and effective communication and collaboration.