Take part in national Indigenous suicide prevention forums

Posted: August 3rd, 2012

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A series of consultation forums on the subject of Indigenous suicide prevention will be held across Australia throughout August and September this year.

The Department of Health and Aging, the Menzies School of Health Research and the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) are working towards a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy, which will coordinate programs and resources aimed at preventing Indigenous suicide in Australia.

The consultation forums aim to generate feedback and advice on the proposed strategy. All agencies, groups, communities and individuals involved in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing are encouraged to attend, to ensure that their voices are reflected in the national strategy.

The WA forums will be held in Perth and Broome at the following venues:

–  Perth: Tuesday 7 August, 2012 at Burswood Park, Roger MacKay Drive
–  Broome: Thursday 9 August, 2012 at Goolarri Media Gemme Club

If you would like to attend a community consultation forum, please register online or contact the project team on (08) 8943 5017 or email preventsuicide@menzies.edu.au

If you cannot attend a forum, there is also the opportunity to complete a public input form or submit an outline of your existing suicide prevention program, via email preventsuicide@menzies.edu.au or post:

National Suicide Consultation
Menzies School of Health Research
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811

All resources contributing to the consultative process are appreciated.

For more information on the Community Consultative Forums, including a full list of locations and dates, contact the Project Coordination Team via the details above, or visit the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy website.