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.
Measuring child mental health, psychological distress, and social and emotional wellbeing in the longitudinal study of Indigenous children
The purpose of this report is to assess the validity of measures relevant to mental health, psychological distress, and/or social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the Footprints in Time study. In doing so, this Report contributes to expanding the evidence base surrounding the validity of measures of mental health, psychological distress, and SEWB for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.