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This suicide prevention project targets Indigenous men in the remote communities of Titjikala, Mt. Liebig, and Santa Teresa in the Northern Territory. The aim of the project is to initially develop resources to enable the local communities to tackle the immediate issues surrounding suicide and self-harm and then also provide guidance for future intervention projects. The project involves, for example, culturally and community appropriate activities which value the role of Indigenous men within their communities.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi
3 Ghan Road
Alice Springs NT 0870
Ph: (08) 8953 4488
Fax: (08) 8953 4577
This report was written for non-Indigenous workers to provide helpful information on addressing suicide in remote communities. The report describes the We know our strengths project - a suicide prevention project that targeted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in three remote communities in Central Australia. In addition to providing information about the project's aims, methods, and findings, the report also includes information on the subject of suicidal behaviour, suicide awareness and intervention training, and self-care.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract