The Kimberley, The Midwest and Peel, Rockingham and Kwinana regions are three of 12 sites across Australia selected by the Australian Government to participate in The National Suicide Prevention Trial.
These locations have a higher than average suicide rate and this major trial aims to find the most effective approaches to suicide prevention for at-risk populations and share this knowledge across Australia.
Each year about 3,000 Australians take their lives and the suicide rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders is about twice that of non-Indigenous people.
Preventing suicide is a complex problem and a one-size-fits-all strategy for dealing with the challenge may not be the best approach. This is exactly what this prevention trial is all about.
The Kimberley Trial
The Kimberley Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Trial is helping to develop a model of suicide prevention that meets the unique and culturally-sensitive needs of the region’s Aboriginal communities.
The communities involved are: Broome, Bidyadanga, Dampier Peninsula (including Beagle Bay, Lombadina, Djarindjin and Ardyaloon), Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Kununurra, Wyndham and the Kutjunka region.
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The Midwest Trial
The Midwest Suicide Prevention Trial is focussing on the Aboriginal community and men aged 25 to 54, specifically farmers, fishers and fly in, fly out (FIFO) workers.
The communities involved are: Geraldton, Carnarvon, Gascoyne Junction, Coral Bay, Shark Bay, Meekatharra, Yalgoo, Mt Magnet, Mullewa, Dongara, Morawa, Mingenew, Perenjori, Three Springs, Carnamah and Coorow.
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The Peel, Rockingham and Kwinana Trial
The Peel, Rockingham and Kwinana Suicide Prevention Trial is focussing on young people between the ages of 16 to 24.
The communities involved are: Peel, Rockingham, Kwinana, Pinjarra and Waroona.
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Suicide Prevention Program Manager – Sharleen Delane
T: (08) 6272 4974 M: 0472 843 317 E: firstname.lastname@example.org