Broadcast Journalism Psychologist

Covering Traumatic Breaking News: a guide for journalists and newsrooms

A short visual guide, produced by Headlines Network and Dr Sian Williams, to help protect journalists’ mental health when covering traumatic events.

Journalists are highly resilient, despite being exposed to traumatic events regularly. But their levels of trauma, including PTSD, are higher than the general population. This visual guide, developed by Headlines Network and Dr Sian Williams provides tips and tools for journalists to help protect their mental health. 

‘All journalists, no matter where you are in the world, should watch these videos’

Leona O’Neill Head of journalism, Ulster University