Mental health news reporter x 3 (volunteer, 1–5 hours per week)

Summary:

  • Position: 3 news reporter positions

  • Pay: Voluntary

  • Hours: 1–5 hours/week

  • Role: Write news pieces for the Talking Mental Health news page


About us:

We’re Talking Mental Health, a company dedicated to changing the conversation about mental health.


Founded in 2020, we began as a social discussion website for people to share their mental health experiences with others. Our intent was, and still is, to help people realise they are not alone and to encourage people to seek help when needed.


Now, a year after starting our journey, we have expanded the kind of conversation we have on our site with the introduction of our news page. From developments in healthcare and technology, to fitness and wellbeing and youth mental health, we cover all of the latest mental health headlines.


Our news outlet is key to achieving our ultimate goal of changing the conversation about mental health. By collecting and sharing the most important stories from the mental health world, we kickstart the process of making mental health a mainstream conversation, reducing stigma and making it easier for people to broach the subject of their mental wellbeing with friends, family and healthcare professionals.

Our goal is to become a primary source of mental health news and, as such, we are looking to build a team of talented reporters passionate about mental health.

The role:

News reporter

Purpose of the job:

To write engaging and thought-provoking news articles for the Talking Mental Health news page

Responsibilities:

  • Research the latest headlines and developments from the mental health world

  • Write news articles of at least 600 words in length

About you:

Essential:

  • A passion for mental health and making a difference in the way we talk about it

  • The ability to write interesting and stimulating copy

  • A solid grasp of the English language and grammar

Desirable:

  • Experience in writing news articles, whether about mental health or any other topic

  • An understanding of search engine optimisation (SEO) preferences when writing pieces for online publishing

  • A willingness to share any news pieces either you or a member of the team create with your own social media networks

Please note, this role is voluntary. We are currently in the stages of monetising our business.


Apply here

Although we at Talking Mental Health believe that sharing experiences of mental health issues can help people better understand and manage their conditions, we do not condone using this website as a substitute for clinically-approved psychological or medicinal treatment.​ If you think you may have a mental health issue or may be experiencing symptoms that could be related to one, we recommend seeing your doctor.

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