The Charter

The National Communications Charter (The Charter) is a unified approach to mental health and suicide prevention supports coordinated and consistent messaging around mental health and suicide prevention.

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.

How do we use The Charter?

The Charter sets out broad and strategic communication principles and key messages about mental health and wellbeing, social and emotional wellbeing, 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

Champions

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

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

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.