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Calls for a new approach to mental health and suicide prevention in Aboriginal Australians

Professor Pat Dudgeon features in this story calling for new approaches to mental health and suicide in Aboriginal Australians.


The COVID-19 pandemic has seen Aboriginal health groups leading the response to the health crisis in their communities.

Now, there are renewed calls for a similar approach to be adopted when it comes to mental health and suicide prevention.


If you or someone you know needs help or support, you can contact your local Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisation or

  • Lifeline: 131 114
  • Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
  • Mensline: 1300 78 99 78
  • Beyondblue 1300 22 46 36
  • Q Life 1800 18 45 27,
  • Open Arms Veterans & Families Counselling 1800 01 10 46
  • The National Indigenous Critical Response Service 1800 80 58 01
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