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Joint Approach for Wicked Problems

  4 November 2019 Funded by a $5 million dollar grant, key Indigenous leaders from across Australia held their inaugural meeting last month in Perth, charged with the task of finding innovative approaches to the complex problem of Indigenous wellbeing. Lead researcher Professor Pat Dudgeon, from the UWA Poche Centre and School of Indigenous [...]

Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conferences 2018

The 2nd National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Conference and 2nd World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference was held in Perth, Western Australia in November 2018. The theme of the conferences, Building a Stronger Tomorrow: Connecting our Communities Through Culture, reflects the unique opportunities for Indigenous people and communities, policy makers and [...]

Guidelines for best practice psychosocial assessment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

New guidelines to improve assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital with self-harm and suicidal thoughts The Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies), commissioned by the Centre for Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP) have developed evidenced-based Guidelines for best practice psychosocial assessment of Aboriginal [...]

Professor Tom Calma AO

Professor Calma is an Aboriginal Elder from the Kungarakan (Koong ara kun) tribal group and a member of the Iwaidja (Ee wad ja) tribal group whose traditional lands are south west of Darwin and on the Cobourg Peninsula in the Northern Territory of Australia, respectively.  He has been involved in Indigenous affairs at [...]

Professor Pat Dudgeon

Professor Pat Dudgeon is from the Bardi people of the Kimberly area in Western Australia. She is a psychologist and Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society. Pat is a Professor and Poche Research Fellow at the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Western Australia. Her area of [...]

Tom Brideson

Over the past 25 years Tom has been active in mental health and health policy, social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB), clinical mental health care, suicide prevention, education and mental health leadership. Tom is a Kamilaroi/Gomeroi man born in Gunnedah, NSW. He is a member of the Red Chief Local Aboriginal Land Council, the [...]

Adele Cox

Adele Cox: Chief Executive and Project Director NICRS Adele Cox is a Bunuba and Gija woman from the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Adele works as an advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in a range of areas, specifically mental health and suicide prevention. She was previously engaged as a National [...]

Dr Mark Wenitong

Mark is from the Kabi Kabi tribal group of South Queensland. Mark brings extensive expertise and experience to the Council. Involved in both clinical and policy work throughout his career, he is currently the Aboriginal Public Health Medical Officer at Apunipima Cape York Health Council, where he is working on health reform across the [...]

Jacob Corpus

Jacob was raised in the small town of Broome and a proud descendant of the Yawuru and Nyul-Nyul tribes of the Kimberly region. Jacob is the Male Youth Representative for the West Kimberly and has been a strong youth Advocate since being elected by his peers to voice the 2017 Aboriginal Youth [...]

Tiarnee Schafer

Tiarnee Schafer is a proud Kalkadoon woman from Mt Isa and is currently living in Sydney working as a Human Resources graduate. She graduated with a double degree in Psychological Science and Business in 2017, majoring in Human Resources. After finishing high school, Tiarnee started to notice the alarmingly high rates of suicide [...]

Rob McPhee

Rob is the deputy chief executive officer of the Kimberly Aboriginal Medical Services (KAMS) based in Broome WA.  His people hail from Derby in the West Kimberley and the Pilbara region of WA. He has held a number of roles including a lecturer at Curtin and the University of Western Australia and has [...]

A/Professor Michael Wright

Michael Wright is a Yuat Nyoongar man from the Moora and New Norcia area of Western Australia, north of Perth. He has worked as a hospital-based social worker and as a mental health service manager and completed a Masters of Applied Epidemiology from the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the [...]