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Lived Experience Workshop

Video Series Release: Voices from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lived Experience

Today, the Centre for Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP) at the University of Western Australia (UWA) announces the release of a series of YouTube videos, offering invaluable insights and discussions on coronial responses to suicides within First Nations families.

In collaboration with the Black Dog Institute’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lived Experience Centre (ILEC), workshops were held with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family members who have lost loved ones to suicide to understand the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families who have lost loved ones to suicide. These workshops served as the central element of the “Coronial Responses to Suicides of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Research Report.” Building upon the findings of this report, these videos continue our efforts to share lived experiences and foster dialogue surrounding suicide prevention strategies.

The YouTube series features interviews with First Nations families, providing a platform for them to share their experiences and valuable perspectives. Additionally, we are honoured to include insights from Vicki McKenna, Head of the ILEC, enriching the conversation with her depth of knowledge and expertise.

To access the reports on coronial responses to suicides of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, click below:

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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