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OCT 8 - 10, 2024

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Let’s unite our voices to propel a globally connected movement that prioritizes mental health in journalism

The Mental Health in Journalism Summit will be an inspiring arena to reflect on our profession, share good practices for mental health, and nurture a global movement that prioritizes a healthy work culture in the media sector. The program will feature sessions in English and Spanish.

Mental health has become one of the most important challenges for media professionals all over the world. Burnout, anxiety, PTSD and vicarious trauma are on the rise.

It’s time to stop this invisible pandemic, together.

Join us for this first-ever online summit, a global and free event. The Summit is designed for managers, editors, reporters, freelancers, and anyone working in the media industry, as well as those in academic institutions, journalism unions, and associations. 

Save the date and register today!

The Mental Health in Journalism Summit will be held online on 8, 9 and 10 October 2024, coinciding with World Mental Health Day (Oct 10).

This summit is a free and collaborative forum addressed to anyone working in the media ecosystem.

Save your spot today by filling this form and you will receive updates on the event, program and speakers.


We are currently designing a program that will include a diversity of session formats, topics and two tracks: one in English and one in Spanish.

This Summit will be a collaborative effort to showcase experiences and best practices from around the world.

Are you interested in delivering a session? This will be a co-created program, register and submit your session proposal below!

The first sessions of the Summit’s program will be announced in July 2024.

The Summit program will include relevant topics, such as:

Call for Proposals

The call for proposals concluded on June 23 at 23:59 PST.

Would you like to participate as a speaker at the first-ever global summit on mental health in journalism? If your answer is yes, this is your opportunity to be part of our online program next October 8-10, 2024. 

At the Mental Health in Journalism Summit, we’re bringing together media, well-being, and mental health experts from around the world for a collaborative exploration of this vital issue.

The deadline to submit a session or an activity proposal was on June 23 at 23:59 PST. 


What kind of proposals are we looking for?

You can offer your expertise to the MHIJS in two ways:

  • Session Proposals: Did your newsroom apply a new protocol to prevent burnout? Have you started a peer-support group with colleagues? Are you a newsroom leader who has reflected and taken action to prioritize mental health in your team? We want to hear from you! Propose a case study, a panel discussion, a lightning talk or a practical workshop.
  • Well-being Activities: You’re welcome to submit a 1:1 or a group activity proposal if you’re a coach or yoga instructor, or you lead music, art, dance or other well-being courses. Please note that these activities should have a duration of 50 minutes and, if selected, they’ll be pro-bono.

The Self-Investigation team, alongside our strategic partners, will carefully review all submissions to ensure the inclusion of diverse perspectives and topics. Our goal is to co-create a program that surfaces voices and experiences from newsrooms and practitioners from all around the world.

The deadline to submit a session or an activity proposal is on June 23 at 23:59 PST.

We will then review all applications and expect to contact the selected applicants during the week of July 15 via email. Please email us at if you have questions. 

Watch the recorded Q&A session about the Call for Proposals

We hosted Q&A sessions explaining how to make the most of the Call for Proposals. 

You can watch the recordings in English & Spanish below.

English info session recording

Spanish info session recording

Organized by:

The Self-Investigation is a nonprofit organization that operates globally to catalyze a healthy work culture in the media industry. Our vision is driven by our belief that to sustain high-quality journalism, we need mentally healthy media professionals. 

Co-funded by:

The Fred Foundation was created in 1996 by Fred Matser, a leading Dutch philanthropist, humanitarian and philosopher. The Fred Foundation supports social initiatives dedicated to living life in harmony – harmony with ourselves and each other, and with nature.

Strategic Partners

Outreach Partners

Join the mental health revolution and partner with us

If you believe that truth-seeking and truth-telling are essential to creating and strengthening a more democratic and just society, then we need healthy media workers.

Let’s join forces and change the media system’s work culture together. The Summit aims to be the birth of a changemaking movement towards a healthy journalism industry.

Sponsorships and partnerships with this Summit are an excellent way to showcase your organisation’s commitment to an international audience. Email us at to discuss options.