Informed media coverage creates greater recognition of depression and anxiety as a serious national health problem.
Print, electronic and web-based media are helping to change social attitudes and reduce stigma.
Beyond Blue can put journalists in touch with people who can tell the stories of their direct personal experience. Reporting the experience of Australians who live with depression and anxiety and their family and friends increases awareness of its symptoms, causes and treatments.
Beyond Blue's CEO and other senior staff can also provide information and comments while Beyond Blue's research provides media with facts and figures that demonstrate the magnitude of the problem, what needs to be done and what is being achieved.
Journalists wanting further information, a comment or an interview should contact the media team.