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.
Report on the leaving care monitoring program 2020-21
In 2020-21, the Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG) reviewed leaving care practices in relation to 635 young people who turned 18 between 23 March 2020 and 31 December 2020, in accordance with the Children’s Guardian’s monitoring functions in relation to designated agencies1 . The review included a brief review of ChildStory records for every young person leaving care between 23 March 2020 and 31 December 2020 as well as an in-depth review of 169 young people’s leaving care records.