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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.
Improving emergency and follow-up care for suicidal crisis in Mildura LGA
This study, undertaken in partnership with Murray Primary Health Network (PHN), focused on improving emergency and follow-up care for suicidal crisis in the Mildura Local Government Area (LGA). The study identified Indigenous Australians as a key group of users of emergency and follow-up care in the Mildura LGA.
Specific aims of this study were to:
- investigate and map the current system of emergency care and follow-up for those in suicidal crisis in Mildura LGA; - take account of current recommended practice; - make recommendations for system improvement.
The study was conducted in two parts:
A) Scoping the current system of emergency and follow-up care for suicidal crisis, in terms of relationships and interconnectedness.
B) Workshops to investigate possible improvements to emergency and follow-up care for suicidal crisis in the Mildura LGA.
The research followed an action research framework whereby findings or outcomes from part A informed the design of part B.