Suicide prevention

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.

Australian Indigenous Suicide Prevention Policy Concordance)

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.

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.

Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia