Media Centre

Media contact

For all media-related enquiries, including requests for information, comment and interviews, please contact:

The Hunter Institute's Director and senior staff can provide information and comments on:

  • Prevention of mental illness and suicide
  • Mental health promotion
  • Wellbeing and resilience
  • Stigma associated with mental illness and suicide
  • Mental health policy
  • Workplace mental health
  • Media reporting of mental illness and suicide
  • Child and youth mental health and wellbeing 
  • Families and carers
  • Mental health and the Arts
  • Evidence, facts and statistics.

General enquiries contact

If you do not work in the media, for all other enquiries please contact the Hunter Institute of Mental Health on 02 4924 6900 during office hours or fax 02 4924 6901 or email

Available for interview

Dr Gavin Hazel
Program Manager, Mental Health and Research
Marc Bryant
Program Manager, Suicide Prevention

Media resources

The media has an important role to play in influencing social attitudes towards, and perceptions of, mental illness and suicide.

We encourage media and communications professionals to refer to our Mindframe National Media Initiative guidelines for reporting issues related to mental illness and suicide.

Quick reference guides

Below you will find quick reference cards for practical tips and advice for media stories.

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