What the people said: Findings from the regional Roundtables of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project

Jill Milroy, Pat Dudgeon, Adele Cox, Gerry Georgatos, Abigail Bray

Abstract


This paper summarises key findings from the six community regional Roundtables that were undertaken as part of the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project. The six community regional Roundtables were held in different locations across the country. Common themes emerging included the need for self-determination and local leadership, the need to consider the social determinants of health, the need to address trauma, the role and impact of incarceration and justice issues and the need for culture and identity to be strengthened.

Keywords


Indigenous suicide, community perspectives, critical psychology, empowerment, self-determination, social determinants, Indigenous health and social and emotional wellbeing, suicide prevention

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