ATSISPEP Final Report


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP) Final Report [2.5MB pdf]

This ground-breaking report, commissioned by the Australian Government and released on 10 November 2016, ‘sets out a new blueprint to improve suicide-prevention services and programmes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people based on the principle of prioritising community-led, culturally-appropriate services’.

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The Elders’ Report

Elders-Report

The Culture is Life Elders’ Report Into Preventing Indigenous Self-harm and Youth Suicide is a solutions-based report (film, photography and written) that was put together under the instruction of Indigenous Elders detailing their experience, concerns and insights into what they see as the solution to lowering, and ultimately ending, the alarmingly high incidence of self-harm and Indigenous youth suicide in Australia. The report has now been distributed widely throughout Australia as well as to the international community. It has also been presented to all members of the State and Federal parliaments, as well as key stakeholder groups in the medical, academic and legal communities. And with this we continue lobbying for change.

“Not supporting homelands, not supporting cultural education, and not supporting cultural activities is actually a matter of life and death for us. It’s not just a nice little thing to support; it’s our people’s inner soul” – Bernard Tipiloura, Melville Island NT

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 Below is a selection of interview excerpts of Elders featured in the Report

Lorna Hudson

Lorna Hudson OAM

Bardi Elder
Derby, WA

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James Gaykamangu

Yolngu Elder
Milingimbi, NT

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Baydon Williams

Traditional Owner
Hermannsburg, NT

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Andrew Dowadi

Barada Elder
Maningrida, NT

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