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Aboriginal mental health first aid
Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in mental health crises, until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crises is resolved. The Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid course teaches members of the public aged over 18 years how to provide culturally appropriate assistance…
Alive and Kicking Goals
Community based and community driven youth suicide prevention program using peer education and peer leadership to reduce high rate of suicide among Indigenous youth in the Kimberley. The program uses a peer education and support model to train and support youth leaders who then run workshops and programs within their own communities. The project also…
App to assist suicide prevention amongst indigenous youth
The project has developed an app for tablets that targets youth suicide risk among Australian Indigenous youth. The app is for people who are distressed but is not a crisis intervention. The app is designed to deliver a brief treatment program through the use of imagery and metaphors. The app consists of 3 modules- dealing…
Applied suicide intervention skills training (ASIST)
ASIST is a two day interactive workshop that aims to enhance participants ability to increase the immediate safety of a person at risk of suicide. Version: ASIST 11 by Livingworks Education International
ARBOR (Active Response Bereavment Outreach project)
ARBOR is a cross cultural service which provides short to medium term bereavement counseling and support, for people bereaved by suicide. ARBOR also has Volunteer Peer Supporters who volunteer their time to provide support and assistance to the newly bereaved. These Volunteer Supporters are people who have themselves been bereaved by suicide. ARBOR offers initial…
Australian Psychological Society Suicide Prevention Professional Development Training
The aim of the online training is to equip allied health clinicians with foundation knowledge and skills to assist them in working with and effectively engaging populations at risk of suicide and serious self harm.
Brain and Mind Research Institute Suicide prevention short course
The program provides participants with the latest knowledge in research relating to suicide and suicide prevention in Australia, as well as providing participants with practical skills for responding to people at risk of suicide.
Building Bridges (Community Suicide Prevention Initiative)
Building Bridges is a community based suicide prevention initiative that aims to use the knowledge and experience of communities to establish effective, innovative and sustainable community based approaches to building resilience, reducing stigma, reducing suicide risk exposure and reducing self-harm.
Community Broadcasting Suicide Prevention Project
The Project uses satellite and community radio to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention and promote help-seeking behaviour among people in hard to reach areas.
Community Connections Suicide Prevention Project
The project aims to assist service providers to work more effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, and to support CALD community members to build capacity in their responses to suicide. The key concepts are: suicide is everyone’s responsibility, targeting at risk groups and providing culturally appropriate suicide prevention activities. We do this through:…
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