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PRESS RELEASE – As requested by some media workers in the Ministry of Health’s Whatsapp group on Wednesday April 17th for an intervention to assist with strengthening their coping skill with the recent upsurge in gun violence and suicides with particular reference to scripting and reporting of such stories by the media.
The Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations through the Media and Communications unit and the Division of Human Services has organised a media counselling session on Monday 20th April 2014 on the 3rd floor of the National Mental Wellness Centre from 9am – 11am, for all media workers engaged in the reporting of such events (reporters, technicians, editors, ets.)
The media can be described as 4th level victims of Bloody April and do themselves require counselling as the stories in question may involve persons known to them.
This session will be facilitated by Mrs. Elizabeth Lewis, Director of Human Services who has an extensive wealth of knowledge and experience in dealing with such issues.
Please be on time for this session and come out in your numbers as the request came from media workers.