Suicide prevention

National Agreement on Closing the Gap)

The new Closing the Gap Agreement

The National Agreement on Closing the Gap (the National Agreement) is to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and governments to work together to overcome the inequality experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and achieve life outcomes equal to all Australians. Outcome 14 is that ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people enjoy high levels of social and emotional wellbeing’ and Target 14 is for ‘Significant and sustained reduction in suicide of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people towards zero.

2018 National Suicide Prevention Leadership & Support Program (NSPLSP)

2018 National Suicide Prevention Leadership & Support Program (NSPLSP)

A number of projects and leadership bodies have been funded by the Australian Government under the National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program that commenced in 2017. This includes the Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention. The document here was developed to help Primary Health Networks work with the program.

Indigenous Suicide Prevention Policy Concordance)

Indigenous Suicide Prevention Policy Concordance

Developed by the Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention, this Concordance is aimed at Indigenous communities, mental health and health services, Primary Health Networks, policymakers, researchers and advocates interested in Indigenous suicide prevention. It aims to assist readers navigate the many policy documents that encompass Indigenous and mainstream suicide prevention and related areas at the Commonwealth, States and Territory and community levels. This includes Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing and relevant mental health-related policy documents.

Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention)

Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention

CBPATSISP aims to reduce the causes, prevalence and impact of suicide on Indigenous individuals, families and communities. A focus on at risk groups, by identifying, translating and promoting the adoption of best practice in Indigenous specific suicide prevention activity, including that which is found in emerging national and international research. Its website lists a range of Indigenous specific suicide prevention resources.

National Indigenous Critical Response Service)

National Indigenous Critical Response Service

THE NICRS supports individuals, families, and communities affected by suicide or other significant trauma. See the website for resources or for immediate help call: 1800 805 801.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy (2013))

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy (2013)

By action (ii) of the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, a Suicide Prevention Subcommittee will develop a new National Suicide Prevention Implementation Strategy for COAG Health Council endorsement. The development of an Indigenous specific plan within this context has been tasked to Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia over 2020. This will be developed upon the foundation provided by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP), Solutions That Work – What the Evidence and our People Tell Us (2017)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP), Solutions That Work – What the Evidence and our People Tell Us (2017)

This report summarises the work of ATSISPEP in expanding the evidence-base for what works in Indigenous community-led suicide prevention. It identifies a potential set of success factors based on a meta-evaluation of evaluated, community-led, Indigenous suicide prevention programs.

Inquest into the 13 Deaths of Children and Young Persons in the Kimberley Region

Inquest into the 13 Deaths of Children and Young Persons in the Kimberley Region

The deaths of thirteen children and young persons in the Kimberley Region were investigated at the one Inquest because there were similar circumstances, life events, developmental experiences and behaviours that appear to have contributed to making them vulnerable to suicide.

Interim Advice Report – Towards a national whole of government approach to suicide prevention in Australia

Interim Advice Report – Towards a national whole of government approach to suicide prevention in Australia

A report developed by the National Suicide Prevention Taskforce as part of the Interim Advice to the Prime Minister.

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