Progress of the nation’s first Indigenous suicide prevention strategy

Researchers from the Menzies Centre for Child Development and Education (CCDE) criss-crossed the country during August and September conducting public consultations in 16 capital cities and regional centres. Their ultimate task was to seek information that may help to reduce the distressingly high rates of suicide in Indigenous communities around Australia.

The team, lead by Associate Professor Gary Robinson, has been charged with capturing material to feed into the development of a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention strategy. It has spoken to more than 500 people and received over 50 submissions to the consultation website.

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