Name of recipient
Kia ora [name],
I was [reading/watching/listening to] your [state the article or show] that was featured in/on [name of publication] on [add date].
I was very impressed with the way you reported what can often be a difficult subject to talk or kōrero about. [Explain why the media item impressed you]. Ka pai.
Coverage like this helps to inform and educate the public and tāngata whai ora about distress in a useful way. This helps to reduce the discrimination often faced by people with experience of distress, something the Like Minds, Like Mine programme has been working to reduce for more than 10 years.
Mental illness and distress is often reported in a sensationalist way, using tones and language that can cause offence and upset to those living with or distress.
I will recommend your [article/show] to the Like Minds, Like Mine Media Watch project as a positive example of mental health coverage.
Thank you once again for producing an informative and constructive piece of mahi about mental illness and distress.
Ngā mihi nui,