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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.
The Uti Kulintjaku Project: The Path to Clear Thinking. An Evaluation of an Innovative, Aboriginal‐Led Approach to Developing Bi‐Cultural Understanding of Mental Health and Wellbeing
Uti kulintjaku means “to think and understand clearly.” Led by senior Aboriginal women, the Uti Kulintjaku Project took an innovative approach to developing a process to strengthen shared understandings of mental health between Aboriginal people and non‐Aboriginal health professionals with the long‐term aims of increasing help‐seeking, strengthening health services’ cultural competency, and Aboriginal leadership.
Regions in scope
Australian Government Department of Health
Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council