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Indigenous Communities

26 – 28 October 2021 – TIMHWB SEWB Gathering 2

On the 26-28 October representatives from community-controlled health organisations, traditional healer groups, policy and academia, psychologists and psychiatrists, came together in Fremantle and online to share Indigenous knowledges, challenge paradigms and change the way mental health and wellbeing support for Indigenous people is planned and delivered.
The Gathering was presented by the Transforming Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing (TIMHWB) project, a groundbreaking research program based at the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia.
Professor Pat Dudgeon, director of the TIMHWB project, said those attending the Gathering “have the cultural and practical
expertise to design empowering responses that will make a real difference in our people’s lives.

States of Mind – The Importance of Mental Health in the Public Sector

On Thursday 4 November 2021 Professor Pat Dudgeon took part in an IPAA ACT and Griffith Review virtual event on mental health awareness and its importance to the public sector.
The event included Dr Ashley Hay, Editor, Griffith Review, who facilitated an exploration of the importance of mental health challenges in a broad conversation. Others taking part alongside Pat in the distinguished panel, included Dr Steven Kennedy PSM, Secretary of The Treasury and IPAA ACT President and Professor Patrick McGorry AO, Executive Director of the Orygen Youth Health Research Centre and Professor of Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne.
The discussion covered psychological, psychiatric and economic dimensions of the mental health question in depth. The panel drew on its considerable personal and professional background to consider what has worked well and what needs improvement to meet our mental health challenges, and issued a hopeful call to action for the public sector and the wider citizenry to face and continue to develop its policies and approaches.

‘We will continue to Create Hope through Action’ NACCHO’s message on World Suicide Prevention Day

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) believes this year’s theme on World Suicide Prevention Day, ‘Creating hope through action’, aligns with the innovative work done by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led organisations and by NACCHO’s members to address disproportionate suicide rates amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, particularly amongst our young people.

New integrated systems approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention announced

Two leading organisations will work together on a new approach to preventing suicides among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, combining proven strategies, to create a powerful blueprint for saving lives.

The Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP) at The University of Western Australia will collaborate with Black Dog Institute to develop an integrated systems approach to suicide prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Professor Pat Dudgeon responds to the Commonwealth Closing the Gap Implementation Plan

Professor Pat Dudgeon responds to the Commonwealth Closing the Gap Implementation 6 August 2021: Professor Pat Dudgeon, Director of the Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention, welcomed the release yesterday of the Commonwealth Closing The Gap Implementation Plan, and its strong focus on suicide prevention. “The unacceptable rate of suicide in our …

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