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.
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.
CEO, Fiona Cornforth announces the release of the Make Healing Happen: It’s time to act report during recent National Press Club address.
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Advocates for men's mental health say significant funding must be allocated to suicide prevention programs and services that are specifically targeted at men.
A recent publication exploring the implementation of best practice suicide prevention initiatives in the NSW Hunter New England and Central Coast regions identified that systems modelling could act as an effective evidence-based regional decision-making tool to facilitate optimally coordinated investment in suicide prevention.
The new 2021 Snapshot of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Statistics for LGBTIQ+ People and LGBTIQ+ Health and Wellbeing Policy Priorities 2021 resources aim to increase understanding and improve mental health and wellbeing outcomes for LGBTIQ+ people.
The Victorian Government shows leadership in mental health and suicide prevention with the 21/22 State Budget announcement
The State Budget directly responds to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System’s 10-year plan to transform the state’s mental health and wellbeing system. It also builds on the Federal Government’s announcement earlier this month of a $2.3 billion investment into mental health and suicide prevention in the 2021/22 budget.
Organisations working in mental health and suicide prevention welcomed the commitment to issues in urgent need of national attention while cautioning that the funding must be followed up with continued support and investment in future years.