ATSISPEP is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Considerable research has been undertaken on the subject of suicide, and suicide prevention is a high priority for the community and the government.
Suicide is a personal and social tragedy and often difficult to speak about. It is essential that communities and individuals have access to supportive information and good research.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project is being undertaken by the University of Western Australia’s School of Indigenous Studies in collaboration with the Telethon Kids Institute and The Healing Foundation.
The Telethon Kids Institute provides expertise in research and evaluation activities and is leading Phases 1 and 2 of the project: conducting systematic reviews of Suicide Prevention programs and services; analysis of literature and data; mapping the prevalence of suicides and self-harm; and developing a culturally appropriate Evaluation Framework.
The Healing Foundation is providing in-kind and financial support for the project, hosting the national thematic roundtables in Canberra and supporting the program of community consultations.
Key organisations working in the area of Suicide Prevention and, in particular, the incidence of suicide and self-harm amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, are detailed below:
Links to a range of important research material and public reports on the rates and trends in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide and self-harm, are listed below: