Informed media coverage on mental health is important. It creates recognition of mental illness as a serious national health problem. It can help change societal attitudes. It can also help reduce stigma.

From arranging comments and interviews to providing mental health statistics and more – if you’re in the media, Beyond Blue are here to assist you.

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Media contacts

If you’re a journalist, editor or producer, the Beyond Blue media team are available to:
  • connect you with people who can share their personal experience of a mental health condition  
  • arrange spokespeople to provide comments, information or interviews
  • provide evidence-based mental health information and statistics.  
Please note: the details listed here are solely for the use of editors, journalists and producers. Our media team does not manage advertising or marketing activity. For marketing or advertising enquiries, contact the main switchboard on (03) 9810 6100 during office hours. Or email

For media releases prior to 1 January, 2023, content the media team:

Sarah Farnsworth

Communications Manager 

Phone 0428 645 457 

Maureen Devlin

Communications Senior Adviser 

Phone 0404 853 764

Caroline Illingworth

Communications Senior Adviser 

Phone 0417 037 595

General media enquiries

Available for comment on

  • Mental health system reform
  • Depression and anxiety-related conditions
  • Suicide prevention
  • Prevention of mental health conditions
  • Non-clinical supports, including peer support and digital supports
  • Workplace mental health
  • Mental health in regional/rural communities
  • Reducing stigma
  • Social isolation
  • Impact of financial stress on mental health
  • Support for small business owners
  • Climate anxiety
  • Mental health coaching


Unfortunately we do not have the staff or resources to respond to student requests.

For information on depression, anxiety and suicide prevention: visit Learn about mental health.

To learn more about Beyond Blue: browse the About section.

Guide to responsible reporting

Mindframe is managed by Everymind and funded by the Australian Government. It provides the latest advice on how to safely portray or report on:
  • suicide
  • mental health conditions
  • alcohol or other drugs.
You can access guidelines for language and image use, as well as other resources, on the Guidelines page of the Mindframe website.
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