Caution: Some people may find the content on this website confronting or distressing. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are also warned that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons.
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.
This report provides an overview of the National Suicide Prevention Trial activities and highlights the innovative approach undertaken by the PHN and communities. It also seeks to identify the trial’s impacts and recommend opportunities to improve future work in community-based suicide prevention. This report will also fulfill its original objective to help guide the creation of transitionary communication materials for service providers. While the initial auspice of this report was focused on highlighting the innovative trial design and strategic communications recommendations, the richness of information and insights captured has also provided an opportunity to highlight recommendations for improving future activities.