Promoting Best Practice

The Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP) aims to reduce the causes, prevalence and impact of suicide on Indigenous individuals, families and communities. A focus on at risk groups, by identifying, translating and promoting the adoption of best practice in Indigenous specific suicide prevention activity, including that which is found in emerging national and international research.

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  • Artwork created at the 2nd National and World Indigenous Suicide Prevention conferences organised by the Sister Kate’s Home Kid’s Aboriginal Corporation Healing Hub.
  • Professor Tom Calma speaks about LOVE and HOPE at the 2nd National World Suicide Prevention Conferences in Perth WA in November 2018.
    Professor Tom Calma AO, Conference Patron, Ambassador, Suicide Prevention Australia, Co-Chair Reconciliation of Australia, is an Aboriginal Elder of the Kungarakan people and member of the Iwaidja tribal group whose traditional lands are south west of Darwin and on the Cobourg Peninsula in the Northern Territory.
  • Professor Helen Milroy speaks about the importance of culture at the 2nd National and World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conferences in Perth, WA in November 2018.
    Winthrop Professor Milroy, National Mental Health Commissioner and Consultant Psychiatrist (Child and Adolescence) is a descendant of the Palyka people from the Pilbara Region, Western Australia.
  • Michael Etherington, Indigenous Relations Consultant, Cree Nation, Mushkegowuk Territory, Ontario, Canada
  • Raymond Zada, LBBTIQ+SB Tekwabi Giz, talks about realising our true selves. Raymond Zada is from the Barkindji people, Port Augusta, South Australia.

Share Your Program 

CBPATSISP aims to highlight best practice in order to support communities to further develop their programs and services. Towards this aim, the Centre will provide a clearing house of best practice programs and services in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention.

Information on your program or service will help others to develop programs and services and to identify successful approaches and learn from your experience.

If you would like to provide your program or service as best practice, please click here.

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Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention

School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia 

+61 8 6488 6926

Acknowledgement of Country:

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadjuk people of the Noongar nation, and their Elders past, present and emerging. We also wish to acknowledge and respect the continuing culture, strength, and resilience of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities as well as our Indigenous members from other parts of the world.