Our Research

The Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP) is showcasing research in Indigenous suicide prevention from our research reports, publications and guides.

Introduction

The Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP) has its genesis in the substantial work of the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP). The Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention builds on the work of ATSISPEP. The CBPATSISP website is intended to provide a clearinghouse and comprises:

  • An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention evaluation framework
  • A systems approach suicide prevention planning, implementation and evaluation guide (with Black Dog Institute)
  • A clearing house of best and promising practices, programs and services in  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention
  • A clearing house of best practice research about Indigenous suicide prevention
  • An Indigenous Governance Framework for PHNs (with Black Dog Institute)
  • A comprehensive range of resources
  • A National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and a World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference

The initial development of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Evaluation Framework was completed as one of the key aims of ATSISPEP, an initiative funded by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet for the Australian Government to identify what programs and services are most effective in helping reduce the high rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide. ATSISPEP was led by Professor Pat Dudgeon and managed by the School of Indigenous Studies (SIS), at the University of Western Australia, in collaboration with the Telethon Kids Institute and the Healing Foundation (HF).