In this resource page, we examine how public media organisations can best implement workplace practices and strategies which consider and safeguard the mental wellbeing of their staff. 

There is an inhospitable climate towards public media staff and journalists, both in the online and offline spheres, and it is not getting any better. Under such circumstances, it is imperative public service media management and leadership teams recognise their responsibility in providing the services which consider staff mental wellbeing. 

In this resource page, we examine the different approaches being taken by organisations in response to this pressing situation. We highlight some of the leading organisations and the steps they’re taking. And we hear from the news leaders and practitioners themselves on how they are enacting change.

In their own words

In these three short videos, we ask newsroom leaders from PMA’s membership to talk about their tips when it comes to how you can effect change at your organisation.

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In this episode of PMA’s podcast, Media Uncovered, we examine the threats posed to journalists in the online sphere, and speak to three experts on the different ways in which journalists can stay safe online.

Featuring: Joe Hill, CBC/Radio-Canada Senior Director of Security and Resiliency, Lucy Westcott, Committee to Protect Journalists’ Emergencies Director, and Nicolle White, ABC Social Media Wellbeing Advisor.

Latest reports

Explore the latest insights and reports on mental wellbeing

Mental health for media professionals must be prioritised

Our recent workshop discussion, held at this year’s Radiodays Europe, found an urgent need for workplace mental health and wellbeing policies for media professionals.


Why newsrooms need to prioritise journalist safety in 2024

Media consultant Hannah Storm discusses the need for newsrooms to take seriously both the physical and mental safety of journalists in 2024. 

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Why newsrooms should have mental health strategies for climate journalists

It’s time to recognise that climate reporting can have a serious mental impact, says Seigonie Mohammed of CCN TV6 in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Public media organisations providing mental health services for staff

More public media organisations are offering mental health services and support for employees to improve mental health and wellbeing.