LOVE and HOPE

Suicide Prevention Campaign
9 November – 6 December 2018

Listening with our hearts to the lived experiences of First Nations young people, their friends, families and communities.

#loveandhope

LOVE and HOPE
Suicide Prevention Campaign
9 November – 6 December 2018

The history of colonisation in countries such as Australia, and the intergenerational trauma left by past policies and ongoing racism, combined with the everyday realities of life have created difficult lived experiences for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with serious implications for our young people.

In Australia, suicide remains a leading cause of death for young people and the suicide rate among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people remains unacceptably high at more than double the national suicide rate.

Culture is Life’s LOVE & HOPE Suicide Prevention campaign aims to raise awareness through communicating the evidence, lived experiences and Aboriginal-led solutions. The campaign will encourage everyone to listen with their hearts to the lived experiences of First Nations young people, their friends, families and communities.

 

Help and Support

If you or someone you know needs help or support, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 (24 hours-a-day), contact your local Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisation, call Beyondblue on 1300 22 4636 or call Q Life: 1800 184 527.

Latest from the campaign blog

LOVE and HOPE #3
December 4, 2018
LOVE and HOPE #2
November 16, 2018
LOVE and HOPE #1
November 9, 2018