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Elders and Leaders Voice

Elders and Leaders Voices: Messages of Hope

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. This year, we are sharing a short video series that brings together esteemed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders and Leaders. In these videos, they share their wisdom and insights on how to support wellness and prevent suicide. The primary purpose of this project is to allow Elders and Leaders to speak directly to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth. These role models impart messages of love and hope, emphasising the transformative power of reconnecting with culture, Country, and families.

Watch messages from Aunty Elizabeth Hayden:

Watch messages from Megan Krakouer:

Watch messages from Aunty Tjalaminu Mia:

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

  • 13YARN: 13 92 76
  • 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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