National Communications Charter
The National Communications Charter (The Charter) is an evidence-informed resource to guide the way mental health and suicide prevention sectors, government, business and community members talk about mental health concerns and suicide.
Mental health concerns and suicide are complex and multifaceted, and the language we use can contribute to stigma and alienate members of the community.
Signing The Charter serves as a formal commitment to use safe and consistent language when communicating about these topics. It is an agreement to put the eight principles into practice in order to reduce stigma and promote help-seeking and offering support.