Send in your anonymous questions on mental health in the newsroom

Posted on: November 9, 2020 by admin

What do we mean when we talk about mental wellbeing in our newsrooms?

As the Society of Editors approaches the launch of its first panel discussion ‘Mental Health in the Newsroom’ tomorrow at 6pm, we are asking journalists around the country to submit their questions ahead of the debate.

The discussion aims to explore topics such as: What does mental wellbeing and self-care actually mean for those working in newsrooms? Can journalism be the cause of an illness? And what can editors do to make a difference?

You can submit your own questions via this anonymous Google form:

All questions will be passed on in confidence to the session’s chair Alison Gow.

Free registration for the debate is available here:

About the event

Mental Health in the Newsroom
A panel debate for the Society of Editors’ Virtual Conference series 2020
Tuesday 10 November 2020, 6pm

Top journalists and industry network leaders will debate what steps newsrooms could take to make a real difference to employees’ mental health and wellbeing. From investigating current newsroom initiatives to exploring work-related causes of illness, the upcoming panel will dig deep into this pressing issue. 

Chaired by SoE President Alison Gow, Audience and Content Editor for Reach North West, the discussion will hear from Hannah Storm, CEO of the Ethical Journalism Network; Shirish Kulkarni, Community Organiser for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism; freelance editor and consultant John Crowley and Jon Birchall, Reach’s sports audience strategy director.

We do hope you are able to join us.