DepartmentDepartment of Mental Health Education
Minimum requirement for admissionMedia Professionals: Those working as journalists in various media organizations (Print media, Broadcast media and Digital media) Media students: Diploma or Master’s Degree in Media studies, Mass communication, Journalism and Visual Communication related courses. (Completed or Pursuing)
No. of Seats20 seats per batch
Duration of the CourseThree months – 36 hours : E-learning module (2 hour X 9 sessions = 18 hours + Online Live Interactive sessions (2 hours X  9 sessions = 18 hours)
Commencement of CourseAugust to October
FeesRs. 2700/-
Brief Description of the CourseThe course aims to: To train the media professionals and media students on the role of sensible media reporting related to mental health issues. To strengthen skills for content writing with regards to mental health for media professionals & students. To understand the impact of sensationalized reporting on mental health and to promote factual & sensitive portrayal on mental health.To eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness through appropriate media awareness and responsible reporting.
Course Coordinator & Contact detailsDr Latha K Assistant Professor Department of Mental Health Education     Dr K S Meena Additional Professor & Head Department of Mental Health Education   Contact details: academics.mhed@gmail.com education.health@gmail.com  
FacultyDr. Poornima Bhola, Professor, Department of Cliinical Psychology Dr. Prasanthi Nattala, Additional Professor, Department of Nursing Dr Vranda M N, Additional Professor, Department of Psychiatric Social WorkDr. Anish, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatric Social Work Dr. Chethan B, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry Mr. Manoj Chandran, CEO, White Swan Foundation Dr. Indrani Lahiri, Senior Lecturer, Media and Communications, Leicester Media School, De Mont Fort University, UK Mr. Prabhu Dev, Assistant Editor, Publications, NIMHANS  
How to apply?Once the advertisement is out, application will be available online in the website and interested candidates can apply
Selection processAfter the expression of interest is filled, the institution will review the application and those who have fulfilled the criteria will be sent a link for the payment.