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Gayaa Dhuwi Proud Spirit Australia (GDPSA) welcome the release of the Productivity Commission Mental Health Inquiry Report and the Prime Minister’s National Suicide Prevention Advisor’s - Interim Advice today. We are thankful that the importance of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has been recognised in both reports as a priority and the…

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The ABS last week released its latest figures on Intentional self-harm (suicide) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The rate per 100,00 persons of suicide deaths has increased from 21.3 in 2010-2014 to 24.6 in 2015-2019 Suicide is the fifth leading cause of death for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The median age at death due to suicide in Aboriginal and Torres Strait…

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To find out more or to make a submission please visit: https://www.gayaadhuwi.org.au/sp-strategy-renewal/ GDPSA CEO Mr Tom Brideson explained: The NATSISPS was released in May 2013. It was developed by Indigenous experts and leaders in mental health and suicide prevention and remains a sound evidence-based strategic response to Indigenous suicide. However, it also responded to a set of…

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Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia welcomed today’s reports of Australian governments adopting Indigenous incarceration Closing the Gap targets. Noting that Indigenous Australians are almost ten times proportionally overrepresented in prison, Professor Tom Calma AO, Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia Patron, said: The 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was a response to…

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Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia, the national Indigenous wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention leadership body, today launched three money stress, wellbeing and mental health support posters for Indigenous Australians for staying healthy and strong during the coronavirus outbreak. The new posters add to the seven ‘tips’ posters Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia has already…

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Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia, the new national Indigenous wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention leadership body, today launched two additional wellbeing and mental health support posters for Indigenous Australians for staying healthy and strong during the coronavirus outbreak. The first, Looking After Ourselves – Our Way is a contemporary expression of the social and emotional…

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Gayaa Dhuwi Proud Spirit Australia welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ mental health and social and emotional wellbeing pandemic response plan Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia Chair Professor Helen Milroy welcomed today’s National Cabinet announcement of $48.1m to support a National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan including an Aboriginal and Torres Strait…

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Staying Strong and Healthy During the Coronavirus Outbreak Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia, the new national Indigenous wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention leadership body, today launched five free posters for Indigenous Australians containing 20 tips for staying healthy and strong during the coronavirus outbreak. CEO Mr Tom Brideson said today: These five posters are based on the…

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Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia, the new national Indigenous wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention leadership body, welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement today of government support for Indigenous wellbeing and mental health during the Coronavirus pandemic. Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia Chair Professor Helen Milroy said: I thank the Prime Minister for acknowledging the…

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