NACCHO #suicideprevention Alert : Indigenous-led suicide prevention plan needed to fight Aboriginal death crisis: report

NACCHO Aboriginal Health News Alerts


The ATSISPEP report, recently handed to the Prime Minister, recommends that all Indigenous suicide prevention programs be evaluated for effectiveness amid evidence the majority of existing programs are failing.

It recommends that Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services are positioned as the primary providers of mentalhealth care to Indigenous people, using funding channelled through mainstream Primary Health Networks.

Aboriginal suicides are at record levels in remote Australia and mainstream prevention programs are failing, a major report has concluded.

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The ABC has obtained a copy of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP), co-chaired by West Australian professor Pat Dudgeon and former social justice commissioner Tom Calma.

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