Cbpatsisp

Manual of Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention

The suicide rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is twice that of other Australians. Among children and youth, the suicide rate is four times as high.  

The Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP) at The University of Western Australia has developed the first compressive national collection of resources to assist in preventing suicide in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. 

The Manual of Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention is an online collection of practical resources and tools to improve knowledge and encourage best practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention. 

The Manual contains information for:

  • individuals, families, Elders and community members
  • clinicians and other front-line workers, both Indigenous and mainstream
  • Primary Health Networks and other service and commissioning organisations.

The manual builds on the foundational work of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP) led by the Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention.