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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 the implementation of 715 Health Checks for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients attending mainstream general practices (Supporting Healthy Futures)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples continue to experience greater chronic disease burden compared to non-Indigenous Australians. Health Checks help to identify health risk factors before they become bigger health problems by providing an opportunity for prevention and early disease management. Health Checks are available to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people each year. Currently, Health Checks are under-delivered in mainstream general practice.
Regions in scope
HNECC PHN region
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
The University of Newcastle
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Mental health, Social and emotional wellbeing, Suicide prevention