This page features Reports produced through CBPATSISP and the foundational work of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP) and the National Empowerment Project (NEP) which informed CBPATSISP. In addition, the Clearing House includes a series of relevant reports produced by partner organisations and government and non-government agencies and research institutes involved in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention.

CBPATSISP Reports

We are not the problem, we are part of the solution: Indigenous Lived Experience Project Report

In June 2018, the CBPATSISP facilitated a workshop to investigate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lived experiences of suicide. The aims of the workshop were to ensure the meaningful inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in an overall Lived Experience Project (the Project).

Implementing Integrated Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities – A Guide for Primary Health Networks

This document is a companion guide to the Centre for Evidence and Implementation and Black Dog Institute’s LifeSpan Implementation Framework – Implementing Integrated Suicide Prevention. It is intended to support Primary Health Networks (PHNs) as they work to implement integrated approaches to suicide prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) communities.

Global Overview – Indigenous Rates

This background paper presents an overview of suicide in Indigenous peoples in countries where there is a dominant White society. The countries identified for this background paper share similar colonial histories and all but Greenland have populations where the Indigenous population is significantly smaller in comparison to the non-Indigenous/mainstream population.

Indigenous Governance for Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities

This is the second Guide intended to support Primary Health Networks (PHNs) working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations to co-design and co-implement integrated approaches to suicide prevention. It follows implementing Integrated Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities: A Guide for PHNs (2018).

Solutions That Work: What the Evidence and Our People Tell Us

A report of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP) Report. This report summarises the work of ATSISPEP in expanding the evidence-base for what works in Indigenous community-led suicide prevention.

Indigenous Lived Experience of Suicide: Literature Review 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project outcomes, including both the final report Solutions that Work: What the Evidence and Our People Tell Us (Dudgeon et. al., 2016) and the National Empowerment Project (NEP), led the CBPATSISP and the Black Dog Institute to establish the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lived Experience Project.

Empowerment and Accountability in Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention – Report on Workshop Proceedings

In response to the recent high rate of suicide deaths among Indigenous young people and children, and the Western Australian Coroner’s report of the Inquest into the 13 Deaths of Children and Young Persons in the Kimberley Region, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Advisory Group (ATSIMHSPAG) and Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPASTSISP) supported by the Commonwealth Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) hosted an Empowerment and Accountability in Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention workshop on the 30th April 2019 in Canberra.

Aboriginal Youth Wellbeing Workshop Report 

Overview of the workshop and summary of discussions. A workshop on Aboriginal youth wellbeing was held in Broome on 26 August 2019 to inform the Western Australia (WA) Government’s response to the recommendations from the Message Stick and State Coroner’s reports on Aboriginal youth suicide.The workshop was co-hosted WA Government and Kimberley Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Trial (KASPT), and co-facilitated by young Aboriginal leaders and Nous Group (Nous).

Other Reports

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 and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital with self-harm and suicidal thoughts (Guidelines) to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people presenting with suicidal thoughts and behaviours.

This report documents the May 2019 Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities in Relation to Strengthening the Social and Emotional Wellbeing Workforce. The aim of the workshop was to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, wisdom and preferred ways of working among the existing SEWB workforce; to identify structural, and practical supports to strengthen the SEWB and mental health workforces and systems, prioritising the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce at worker, organisational and systems levels; and to agree on ways to strengthen and sustain SEWB Workforce.

This report is an overview of discussions held by senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector and service representatives, senior Queensland Health officers as well as senior representatives from the Queensland Primary Health Networks and Health and Hospital Services. It focuses on what could be done to implement the challenge subject matters in the short and medium term in Queensland in relation to the Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Declaration implementation Guide and the draft CBPATSISP Indigenous Governance Framework.

This report is an overview of discussions held by health sector and service representatives, senior DHSS officers as well as senior representatives from the Victorian Primary Health Networks and Local Hospital Networks.  It focuses on what could be done to implement the challenge subject matters in the short and medium term in Victoria in relation to the Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Declaration implementation Guide and the draft CBPATSISP Indigenous Governance Framework.

This report is an overview of discussions held with senior Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS) sector representatives, senior NSW Health officers, NSW Government agency officers, as well as senior representatives from the Primary Health Networks (PHN) in NSW and Local Hospital Districts (LHD).  It focuses on what could be done to implement the challenge subject matters in the short and medium term in NSW in relation to the Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Declaration implementation Guide and the draft CBPATSISP Indigenous Governance Framework.

This report is an overview of discussions held with senior Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS) sector representatives, senior WA Health officers, WA Government agency officers, as well as senior representatives from the Primary Health Networks (PHN) in WA and Local Hospital Services.  It focuses on what could be done to implement the challenge subject matters in the short and medium term in WA in relation to the Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Declaration implementation Guide and the draft CBPATSISP Indigenous Governance Framework.

This report is an overview of discussions held with senior Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS) sector representatives, senior NT Health officers, NT Government agency officers, as well as senior representatives from the Primary Health Networks (PHN) in NT and Local Hospital Districts (LHD).  It focuses on what could be done to implement the challenge subject matters in the short and medium term in NT in relation to the Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Declaration implementation Guide and the draft CBPATSISP Indigenous Governance Framework.

This report is an overview of discussions held with senior Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS) sector representatives, senior SA Health officers, SA Government agency officers, as well as senior representatives from the Primary Health Networks (PHN) in SA and Local Hospital Districts (LHD).  It focuses on what could be done to implement the challenge subject matters in the short and medium term in SA in relation to the Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Declaration implementation Guide and the draft CBPATSISP Indigenous Governance Framework.

This report is a combined Report on the State and Territory Implementation Workshops and the Final National Workshop Report.