Australian Indigenous Suicide Prevention Policy Concordance
Published by the Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention in October 2019, this Concordance is aimed at Indigenous communities, mental health and health services, Primary Health Networks, policy-makers, 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. It works by collating and organising extracts of relevant text from strategic directions and actions in these policy documents by themes and major subject matters. Against each extract, action numbers, page numbers are listed. In these ways, this Concordance aims to make cross-referencing across the number of documents that touch on Indigenous suicide prevention policy as easy as possible. In doing so, it highlights important shared elements in many policy documents, as well as responses that are Indigenous-specific and vary from mainstream responses.