Sun editor to learn the basics on Sane mental health class

The editor of The Sun newspaper will attend a training course run by mental health charity Sane next week. Rebekah Wade will receive advice from psychiatrists on how to handle suicidal callers to the charity's Saneline.

Sane chief executive Marjorie Wallace, a former reporter on the Sunday Times, branded The Sun 'ignorant' in September for its "Bonkers Bruno" headline.

Wade responded by launching an appeal for Sane that raised £30,000. She and her health editor, Jacqui Thornton, have now agreed to see for themselves how the charity handles people with mental health problems.

"We are very selective in who we take on as volunteers but Wade has a great deal of empathy," said Wallace. Sane is also working on a style guide for Sun journalists reporting on mental health issues.

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