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Suicide story training project

 

Overview

The aim of the project is to provide an Indigenous specific training resource to contribute to an increased level of understanding about suicide and the skills necessary to intervene when someone is at risk.

Training tools include a DVD made up of short films that were developed with Indigenous people and that feature the voices of Indigenous people. Animation, art work and music combined with these voices focuses on issues relevant to suicide. Topics covered include:

Training will be delivered to eight remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory. A train-the-trainer program will also be developed and used to deliver two workshops.

Adapted from Mental Health Association of Central Australia

Contacts

Laurencia Grant
Mental Health Association of Central Australia
65 Hartley Street
PO Box 2326
Alice Springs NT 0871
Ph: (08) 8950 4600
Fax: (08) 8953 5577
Email: laurencia.grant@mhaca.org.au

Related publications

Mental Health Association of Central Australia (2010)

Suicide story.

: Mental Health Association of Central Australia

This DVD is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific training tool that focuses on how to create suicide safer communities and families. Suicide story includes a series of short films that feature the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as culturally appropriate animation, artwork, and music. The DVD is directed at interested community members and workers, and accompanies a 3-day training program.

The DVD provides information on the following topics:

Abstract adapted from Mental Health Association of Central Australia

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Last updated: 27 March 2013
 
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