National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy

Team Leaders: Gary Robinson, Sven Silburn, Heather D'Antoine
Project Coordinator: Bernard Leckning
Project Start/Finish Dates: 2012-2013
For more information, please contact: gary.robinson@menzies.edu.au

 

On 1 June 2012 the Department of Health and Ageing appointed the Menzies School of Health Research to conduct a national consultation process to inform the development of a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy.

Menzies worked in partnership with the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) to conduct a series of community forums at selected locations in all states and territories.

Following the community consultations, a national workshop was held in Canberra in October 2012 where experts and key stakeholders discussed and provided feedback on a preliminary draft of the Strategy.

Menzies presented a draft National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy and Final Report on the consultations to the Department of Health and Ageing in December 2012.

 

The Strategy has now been launched by the Department of Health and Ageing: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mental-pub-atsi-suicide-prevention-strategy

 

Further information on the consultation process can be found on the website: www.indigenoussuicideprevention.org.au