Indigenous Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Helpline

18 May 2020 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) leaders call for Indigenous mental health and suicide prevention helpline Responding to the National Cabinet announcement of $48.1m to support a National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan including an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ mental health and social and emotional wellbeing pandemic response plan to be developed and implemented through Indigenous leadership, Indigenous leaders look forward to positive changes. Indigenous mental health and suicide prevention leaders specifically called for an Indigenous phone help line, operated under Indigenous leadership and with Indigenous counsellors and mental health practitioners available 24/7. The time to close the Indigenous helpline gap is now. Indigenous people have long been challenged by mental health [...]