Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for Aboriginal people living in NSW.
Under the Building on Aboriginal Communities’ Resilience initiative, 12 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) are being funded to:
The programs are being designed and led by Aboriginal people.
Emerging evidence has shown that key factors in suicide prevention approaches for Aboriginal communities include:
The model of care is designed and led by Aboriginal people, with consideration of work done by the University of Western Australia’s Centre for Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention’s work.
To support the implementation of this initiative, NSW Health will continue to work closely with:
Using culture for community connection