First Nations People Suicide Prevention Strategy
First Nations Peoples Suicide Prevention Strategy
We have worked alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to develop a suicide prevention strategy that is culturally-appropriate and meets the needs of communities on the Sunshine Coast.
The strategy is relevant to all Sunshine Coast residents – Indigenous peoples, and non-Indigenous people who want to walk alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in creating a suicide-safer Sunshine Coast.
The strategy’s action plan commits to:
- Delivering an evidence-based community program to increase the community’s capabilities to identify and respond to depression and suicidality. This includes: Upskilling primary healthcare professionals; Indigenous-specific suicide prevention training; Public awareness campaigns; and support for high-risk groups
- Strengthen engagement and partnerships within the community
- Increase research productivity and impact
View the strategy
It is important that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people play an active part in suicide prevention and broader health outcomes, and that they be at the centre of decision-making that affects their community. The Alliance acknowledges the work of its Indigenous Advisory Group of community leaders, Elders and community-controlled organisations, who have significantly contributed to the formation of the strategy.