Kimberley Aboriginal
Suicide Prevention Trial

The Kimberley region is one of 12 sites across Australia selected by the Australian Government to participate in The National Suicide Prevention Trial.

The 12 locations chosen for the Trial 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.

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, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Kununurra, the Kutjunka region and Wyndham.

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.

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Community Fact Sheet

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Stakeholder update 4

Stakeholder update 3

Stakeholder update 2

Stakeholder update 1

 

Young Aboriginal leaders call for change

Empowered Young Leaders in the Kimberley are calling for change, with the release of a powerful report and recommendations to embed and amplify the voice of youth in the consultation, co-design and delivery of programs and services for young Aboriginal people.

The young people involved want action-orientated recommendations to come out of their work, to build a better future for themselves and future generations.

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2019 Kimberley Empowered Young Leaders Forums Report

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