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Culture is life campaign

 

Overview

The Culture is life campaign aims to give a platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders and community leaders to influence public awareness, policy-making and service provision around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention. It aims to give voice to the Indigenous-held position that culture and connection to country are vital foundations for social and emotional wellbeing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Abstract adapted from Culture is life

Contacts

Max Dulumunmun Harrison
Project Director
Culture is life
Email: unclemax@cultureislife.org

Media enquiries
Culture is life
Ph: (02) 9212 5501
Email: media@thoughtbroker.com.au

Related publications

Culture Is Life (2014)

Be part of the healing.

: Culture Is Life

This video includes stories of community members who have experienced youth suicide first hand and the impact it has on families and their community. It highlights the issues young people face within the community including alcohol and other drug use and the importance of young people to connect with their culture, community and family.

This video is part of the Culture is life campaign which aims to give a platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders and community leaders to influence public awareness, policy-making and service provision around Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander suicide prevention.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

People Culture Environment (2014)

The Elders' report into preventing Indigenous self-harm and youth suicide.

Melbourne: People Culture Environment

This report considers suicide prevention among young Indigenous Australian populations from the perspective of Elders and community leaders in affected communities.

The report includes interviews with 31 Elders and community leaders living in 17 communities in northern Australia and addresses two primary questions:

This report was produced as a part of the Culture is life campaign which is led by Indigenous Elders and promotes community driven solutions to end Indigenous self-harm and youth suicide.

Abstract adapted from Culture is life

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Last updated: 14 May 2014
 
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