Speaking today at the launch of Willing To WorkAge and Disability Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan warned that people in their 50s who lose their jobs face decades of unemployment. Key recommendations from the Willing to Work report include:
A story may be improved by obtaining the views of health experts or appropriate community leaders who can assist by providing accurate interpretation of statistics and placing situations or campaigns in context. Be mindful of reinforcing common stereotypes Balanced and accurate reporting has the potential to increase understanding of mental illness.
However, stereotypes can lead to negative community attitudes and stigma. The table below shows myths and facts that can be used as a reference point. Myths Facts People who are mentally ill are violent, dangerous, untrustworthy or unpredictable Many violent people have no history of mental illness and most people with a mental illness have no history of violence.
People with a mental illness are much Australian stereotypes likely to be the victims of violence and crime than the perpetrators People are unable to recover from mental illness Mental illness is not a life sentence. Most people will recover completely Australian stereotypes go on to live full and productive lives.
A diagnosis will tell you little about a person's ability and personal characteristics Some cultural groups are more likely than others to experience mental illness Anyone can develop a mental illness and no one is immune to mental health problems.
Cultural background may affect how people experience mental illness and how they understand and interpret the symptoms of mental illness People with a mental illness differ in appearance to others in the community People with mental illness do not look any different from others in the community Apply specific cultural considerations Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities prefer the term 'social and emotional wellbeing' to describe mental health.
Remember that no one person can speak for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Be aware of differences in language and communication styles for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
While evidence is still emerging, recommendations should also be applied to the online environment, including social media.
Given the instant nature and potential reach of online posts, implementing procedures to monitor and manage message boards for posts that may be harmful or from people in crisis, is recommended. Online channels provide an opportunity for reinforcing help-seeking information.
Specific recommendations for eating disorders Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses with serious physical consequences. Mindframe has developed specific guidance for the reporting and portrayal of eating disorders available online here which is briefly outlined below. Present eating disorders as serious mental illnesses accompanied by physical consequences, rather than a lifestyle choice or part of an entertainment story.
It is useful to focus on the impact eating disorders have on the person and their family. Include a diversity of images, such as people who are a variety of sizes and shapes, as using images of people with extreme body weights or shapes may motivate some people who are at risk to strive to achieve an unrealistic shape or size.
Discuss behaviours in general terms e. If someone is telling their personal story, it is best if they are supported by an appropriate organisation. Take care NOT to label the person by their illness or to present eating disorders as glamourous or as an option for dealing with problems. Consider how celebrity stories are handled and try not to glamourise the illness.
Eating disorders are a specialised field, so consult with recognised experts for accurate information. Promote help-seeking by adding information about support services. Please contact the Mindframe project team if you need further assistance:So let’s check the Top 10 incorrect Australian stereotypes (or not).
Some stereotypes do exist. For instance, in Australia, most of us are platonic ‘mates’ to each other. The men here are definitely tall, beefy and brawny, thanks to their love for footy and AFL.
Animal stereotyping in general. Many animal stereotypes reflect anthropomorphic notions unrelated to animals' true behaviors. Carnivores, for instance, will be viewed as antagonists and their prey as the underdogs. Thus, while a shark feeds as nature intends, in folklore the shark tends to be stereotyped as "cruel", implying a conscious choice to inflict pain.
Satirical cartography project about geographic prejudices and national stereotypes by visual artist, graphic designer and writer Yanko Tsvetkov. Lisbon is amazing! I loved my stay there! Of course I had in my head some of portuguese stereotypes as: The portuguese women have mustache, everybody smell like bacalhau, everybody likes Fado, they are explorers and have so much story to tell us and so on.
This stereotype is pretty prevalent on television (see Bogan Pride, Upper Middle Bogan, and Housos).
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Turns out there's some truth to this because every Aussie has encountered a bogan at some point. . Frustrated by a lack of opportunities after landing his first principal role as Lee Takkam in the Australian film Tomorrow, When the War Began in , Pang moved to Los Angeles in