Best Practice Programs and Services
The Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP) promotes evidence-based suicide prevention practice that empowers individuals, families and communities and respects their culture.
The Clearing House shares promising and best practice programs and services in order to recognise the important work that communities are doing and to support others to further develop their own suicide prevention initiatives. The programs listed have been evaluated holistically by the CBPATSISP team and are strongly guided by the criteria below:
Community Consultation and Co-design
- An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community reference group was established for the program or service, and included key stakeholders or members of the target group (e.g., youth, Elders, consumers, carers, LGBTQI+, lived experience) and meetings were held regularly.
- Evidenced by minutes of meetings.
Ongoing program or service evaluation is in place to ensure continuous quality improvement, including feedback from participants or community, during delivery or after completion of the program or service.
- Evidenced by internal review documenting any resulting action plan, including timeline and status update when actioned.
Non-Indigenous staff have undertaken cultural responsiveness and safety training.
- Evidenced by documentation of completion of training.
The program builds Indigenous community capacity through the training, mentoring and support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to lead and deliver future similar programs or services.
- Evidenced by plans for training and other capacity building activities.