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Please carefully consider your needs when reading the following information about Indigenous mental health and suicide prevention. If you are looking for help or crisis support, please contact:
13YARN (13 92 76), Lifeline (13 11 14) or Beyond Blue (1300 22 4536).
The AIHW acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and communities that are affected by suicide each year. If you or your community has been affected by suicide and need support, please contact the Indigenous Suicide Postvention Services on 1800 805 801.
The AIHW supports the use of the Mindframe guidelines on responsible, accurate and safe suicide and self-harm reporting. Please consider these guidelines when reporting on these topics.
A mixed methods study of the impact of the recent 2019-20 bushfires on Aboriginal people’s mental health, wellbeing and resilience
The aim of this project is to collaboratively develop and evaluate the impact of an innovative arts-based storytelling mental health promotion intervention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (hereafter referred to as Aboriginal people) affected by the current Australian bushfires. The research team will engage with Aboriginal communities to build coping and resilience strategies to manage distress that may have arisen during or after the bushfires.