Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP) Clearing House – Best Practice Programs and Services

What are the aims of the CBPATSISP Clearing House?

The CBPATSISP  aims to encourage and support the development and implementation of culturally safe and evidence-informed suicide prevention programs, services and research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.

The Clearing House has been designed as a key resource toward this aim and as a key source of information about the prevention of suicide in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The Clearing House is a repository for programs, services and research that are considered to be best practice in suicide prevention. The Clearing House also lists best practice resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Who is the Clearing House for?

Community people, service providers, project workers and researchers can:

  • Explore the Clearing House for information about best practice suicide prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and/or
  • Share their suicide prevention program or service by submitting it for review and assessment against the CBPATSISP best practice criteria.

Commissioning organisations, such as the Primary Health Networks, will be able to look at the evaluated projects to ascertain what potential programs, services and/or research activities to fund in their regions.

How are submissions to the Clearing House assessed?

The evaluation framework used by the CBPATSISP is based on the research findings of ATSISPEP and summarised in the ATSISPEP Solutions that Work: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project report, and a review of relevant literature. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander principles are used when reviewing the effectiveness and quality of programs and services.

Details on the assessment process are available here.

How do I make a request for inclusion in the Clearing House?

Directions on how to submit a program or service for review can be found here.