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Media Matters Podcast: Áine O’Meara of Headline

Headline is the national media monitoring programme for mental health and suicide. This project works to promote accurate and responsible media coverage of mental health and suicide related issues, in accordance with international media guidelines on responsible reporting.

Headline guides journalists in relation to challenging issues that can arise when working on mental health related issue. It also offers training to journalism students and media professionals to help them develop new ways to cover the issues responsibly.

Media Matters, hosted by Colette Sexton, spoke to Áine O’Meara, Headline Programme Leader on the 5th September about how the misrepresentation of mental illness in some media coverage can be tackled.

You can listen to the podcast online. 

For further information on Headline  E-mail: or call 01 860 1549