Campaigns & Videos HomeResourcesCampaigns & Videos All Campaigns Videos Western NSW PHN International Lowitja Institute - Valuing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young Men In 2017, the Lowitja Institute, Australia's National Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research, funded a research study called Valuing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young Men on Youtube. It is aimed at sharing knowledge on the strengths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young men and the supporting role they play, and aspire to play, in their relationships, families and communities. Yarns Heal Yarns Heal is a suicide prevention campaign for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy community, #YouCanTalk #YouCanTalk is a joint national suicide prevention campaign aimed at giving people the confidence to respond to friends and family when they need help and guide them to the right support services. Wot Na Wot Kine Wot Na Wot Kine is an awareness campaign that encourages young people to talk to each other and to get professional help if required, when they have problems that affect their social and emotional wellbeing. We want to decrease the stigma associated with talking about these problems and positively role model ways to stay strong and well. Wunju (Welcome) - this is a message to our Indigenous Youth Elders sending message of hope to our youths Love and Hope - Professor Tom Calma AO The Importance of Culture - Professor Helen Milroy Men Need to Learn How to Cry - Michael Etherington Realising Our True Selves - Raymond Zada Love and Hope music Understanding Indigenous Mental Health Helping those most in need: understanding Indigenous mental health. Voices of Indigenous Youth Hosted by the Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention, University of Western Australia, the 2nd National and World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conferences (November 2018, Perth WA), featured strong representation from Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders from across community, government and policy, research, program and service sectors. A total of five hundred and fifty one participants attended over the four days including twenty four from Canada, twenty five from New Zealand and two from the USA. National Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference Part 3 On 5 May 2016 an episode from the NITV-SBS program "The Point" hosted by Stan Grant was filmed at the the National Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference, Alice Springs. Several interviews and extracts from the conference proceedings have been downloaded from this episode. Stan Grant and Professor Pat Dudgeon, Project Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP), University of Western Australia Suicide & Indigenous Australians This is a discussion on suicide in relation to indigenous Australians. This discussion features Professor Pat Dudgeon and suicide prevention researcher Gerry Georgatos. this went to air on the 21st of November 2016 ABC TV. If you need to talk to someone you can call lifeline on 13 11 14 or beyond blue on 1300 22 46 36. Pat Dudgeon - ATSISPEP Q&A FactCheck - Indigenous Suicide Pat Dudgeon discusses the major risk factors leading to high rates of suicide in Indigenous Australians #QandA University Research Changes Lives University Research Changes Lives - Kimberley Suicide Prevention Trial Site Love and Hope - Pat Dudgeon Listening with our hearts to the lived experiences of First Nations young people, their friends, families and communities #loveandhope #culturesquad #cultureislife Alive and kicking goals: Women's reference group This short video provides an introduction to the Alive and kicking goals suicide prevention women's reference group project. The project aims is to breathe hope back into families, communities, people and country through capacity building, resource development and peer-education. The project will we empower individuals to bring back balance to their spirits (Liyan), and to find their place in the world peacefully. "Our spirituality is our culture and suicide prevention is our fight” Bathurst Changes 'Changes' is a story of resilience, strength and positivity - it's celebration of survival and also a commentary on the multi-layered social issues that affect Indigenous young people in Western NSW. In a context where mental health is at crisis point for young Indigenous Australians, and the pressures of living in two worlds are bigger than ever, Wambool Worldwide wants to remind us of the irrepressible spirituality that flows through First Nations people, and the inherent strength and resilience that can carry us into a positive future. Condobolin How Ya Feelin' 'How Ya Feelin' is a conversation driven by young people to yarn up about wellness, to be positive, inclusive and supportive of each other and our community. Pride, culture, family and connection are vital in this story, and critical thinking about how we can affect positive change. In a context where mental health is at crisis point for young Indigenous Australians, and the pressures of living in two worlds are bigger than ever, the Condo Crew wants to remind us of the importance of connection to family, to country, and to our own well being. Coomella Where The Eagle Roams Where The Eagle Roams is a West Coast R&B club banger with soul undertones, and an excellent attitude. Inspired by a community of wonderful, sharing, caring connected people Where The Eagle Roams takes a progressive and positive angle on some serious and debilitating social and cultural issues such as grief, trauma and suicide. Enngonia Pridelands is a blues-inspired, funky, dusty number written to celebrate country, community, resilence, family and the irrepressible sense of humour that lives in the community of Enngonia. This song is about pride, culture, history and strength – co-written and collaboratively created to articulate an important, inter-generational conversation about social change. Forbes The Real World is an uplifting, hip hop/trap anthem for the Central West. This track is a brave conversation about a range of hard-hitting social issues. Including The Stolen Generation, institutionalised racism, domestic violence, grief & trauma – The Real World is an attempt to change the paradigm, start the conversation and celebrate the resilience and strength of the Wiradjuri People. Walgett Speak With Me 'Speak With Me' is an invitation from the Kamileroi people to the Government and Private Services working in the community. A call to country. In a context where mental health is at crisis point for young Indigenous Australians, and the pressures of living in two worlds are bigger than ever, 'The Mob' want us all to connect, around the fire, by the river, where we all belong. This song is an invitation born of warmth, respect and inclusion. The oldest culture on earth welcoming people to country with a sense of genuine calm and generosity. Wellington Bring It Back 'Bring It Back' was created via a five day Desert Pea Media storytelling workshop in Wellington, NSW. This music video was created as part of a campaign to create awareness and conversation about well-being and mental health for Indigenous young people in Western NSW. The program was designed to create inter-generational dialogue around community, culture and identity and to break down some of the stigmas attached to mental health. Cowra What We Can Do? 'What We Can Do' is a nod to the leaders of the resistance - the freedom fighters of Erambie Mission and Western NSW who fought for Indigenous rights for decades. This story talks about the importance of knowing and understanding your cultural heritage, of celebrating diversity, and of working together to create an inclusive and positive popular culture. Orange Pride Within 'Pride Within' is an affirmation of resilience, strength and positivity - it's celebration of family and cultural connection and also a commentary on the multi-layered social issues that affect Indigenous young people. This campaign was developed to create awareness and conversation about well-being and mental health for Indigenous young people in Western NSW. The program was designed to create inter-generational dialogue around community, culture and identity and to break down some of the stigmas attached to mental health. Bourke My Generation 'My Generation' is a call to arms. A call to country. In a context where mental health is at crisis point for young Indigenous Australians, and the pressures of living in two worlds are bigger than ever. With support from the elders of five nations, The B-Town Warriors are challenging ALL of us to participate in positive change. Walk the river. Connect. This song is an invitation born of warmth, respect and inclusion. The oldest culture on earth welcoming people to country with a sense of genuine calm and generosity. Wilcannia Next Generation 'River Down' 'River Down' stars one of the original members of 'The Wilcannia Mob' Lyndall King, and a group of community members including vocalist Owen Whyman Snr and Maureen King aka 'Radio Mor'. DPM was invited to Wilcannia to facilitate a conversation about important issues facing the community around healthy choices and to create some works that would inspire and educate. Condobolin Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention Resources (Canada) Indigenous Story Studio has just found out their our motion comics, based on suicide prevention graphic novels they created for the Government of Alberta – Tomorrow’s Hope and Strength of the Sash – has been selected to screen at the 45th Annual American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco. This is the third time their suicide prevention work has been recognised. The first being the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention’s President’s Award and a nomination for best animated short at the same festival for Darkness Calls in Gitxsan – funded by the BC Ministry of Health. Previews and pricing for the graphic novels can be found at www.istorystudio.com. November 2020 Transforming Tribal Communities Video Series Culturally relevant suicide prevention strategies that are endorsed by community members can lead to long-lasting change. The following six-to-eight-minute webinar clips, adapted from SPRC’s Tribal Community of Learning Series, feature expert advice on addressing the root causes of mental health issues and suicide in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities by drawing on community strengths. Connect with Culture...For Life (Canada) A site for Indigenous Youth who know the value of culture and living their best life, but need a little help getting there.