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Victorian Aboriginal suicide prevention and response action plan 2010-2015

Posted on: 17 January, 2011
Issue: Vol 11 No 1, January 2011 – March 2011
Related to Injury Social and emotional wellbeing Policies Remote Rural Urban Victoria

Mental Health Drugs and Regions Division Department of Health Victoria (2010)
Victorian Aboriginal suicide prevention and response action plan 2010-2015
Melbourne: Department of Health, Victoria

The Victorian Aboriginal suicide prevention and response action plan 2010-2015 details the approach of the Victorian Government to prevent and reduce the incidence, and associated impact, of suicide and self-harm in the Victorian Aboriginal population. This document has identified four priority areas and subsequently proposed a total of 45 strategies that seek to address the risks and protective factors for Aboriginal suicide and self-harm. The priority areas and strategies have been informed by Victorian Aboriginal communities and international experience, and are embedded within a holistic, strengths-based framework that embraces Aboriginal culture and promotes good mental health and wellbeing. The information contained in this document is intended to assist in the development of improved care and support for those at risk of, or affected by, suicide or self-harm. With the rate of suicide in the Australian Aboriginal population estimated to be approximately three times higher than the rate for non-Indigenous Australians, and in some Aboriginal communities 40% higher than that reported for non-Indigenous peoples, the importance of this document is evident.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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