"The Manual" - Culturally responsive suicide prevention resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities - 3 November 2021 at 12:30pm (AEDT)


The online Manual of Resources in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention(link is external) brings together for the first time more than 400 culturally responsive multimedia and written information resources for three distinct audiences:

  • individuals, families, Elders and community members 
  • clinicians and other front-line workforces; and  
  • Primary Health Networks and other funding organisations. 

The Manual emphasises practical advice, and early feedback since its June launch suggests that it is likely to have specific roles in training and clinical consultations as well as more generally developing knowledge and understanding among these audiences.

This presentation, which will include a short demonstration, will describe the information needs that the Manual seeks to address, the consultation processes through which it was developed, and how the resources can be used to promote social and emotional wellbeing and prevent suicide among Indigenous people, who take their own lives at twice the rate of other Australians.

Featured speaker:

Julie Robotham
Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention

Julie Robotham joined the University of WA's Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention in 2019, working with community, clinical and government stakeholders to promote culturally-safe, empowering suicide prevention responses. Based in Sydney, she also represents the Centre where appropriate in East Coast-based policy processes.

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