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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.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family led decision making trial
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family led decision making aimed to promote self-determination, participation and shared decision making at different phases of the child protection continuum; deepen families’ understanding of child protection processes and the reasons for the involvement of child protection services; empower families to make informed choices about the child’s best interest and put decision-making around child protection concerns in the hands of the child’s immediate and extended family; empower families and their support networks to think and plan creatively for their children and utilise family strengths and resources to resolve child protection worries; and redress the power imbalance in child protection decision-making by providing accessible and culturally safe forums where families feel comfortable actively participating and working in partnership with the statutory organisations.
Regions in scope
Qld Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services