Read the latest Australian news and updates within suicide prevention. Find out what's happening in communities, organisations, sectors and Primary Health Networks across the country.
Posted in SPA Knowledge Exchange 2021
Highlights from the Knowledge Exchange webinar 'Safe spaces'.
The Black Dog Institute launches new network connecting regions, workers and evidence in suicide prevention
The Black Dog Institute has established a network aiming to connect those working in suicide prevention to each other and to evidence-based resources and research.
It is hoped that encouraging more workplaces to facilitate these conversations will help to reduce stigma and ultimately prevent deaths by suicide.
A new telephone call-back service will support people with lived experience of suicide by connecting them to others with a similar lived experience.
The National Ambulance Surveillance System is an innovation that will provide a more complete picture of suicidal and intentional self-harm behaviours in Australia.
A new toolkit is available to support business managers in the event of a public death by suicide at a site they are responsible for.
Posted in eNews
This edition features information and links to the recently released Manual of Resources in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention, ground-breaking reports from The Healing Foundation and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lived Experience Centre, and new research to support suicide prevention through cultural connection and social and emotional wellbeing.
Voices from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lived Experience Centre Yarning Circles Report
Compiled by The Seedling Group and The Lived Experience Centre in collaboration with Black Dog Institute, "We are Strong. We are Resilient. But we are Tired" - Voices from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lived Experience Centre Yarning Circles Report highlights the power in stories being shared and voices being heard to not only inform what can be done in suicide prevention but create deadly ripples that have the potential to change the way that things are done.
A new study led by researchers from the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention has investigated how cultural connectedness can aid in preventing suicide, particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.
The Life in Mind team spoke with Professor Pat Dudgeon, Director of the Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention at the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia, about the role of the Manual of Resources in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention.