Manual of Resources for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention

Mervyn Taylor’s Story

Wiradjuri man Mervyn Taylor discusses his experience as an Aboriginal Men’s Health District Coordinator in the Camden region of NSW in this 45 minute podcast. He works with the Gooboora Men’s Group, helping Indigenous men to understand connections between health and culture, and supporting them on their healing journeys.

Source: We Are Men

More Suggested Resources

This short checklist can help people think about when to seek help. Source: Menzies School of Health Research Aboriginal and Islander Mental Health Initiative (AimHi)

Short film about an Aboriginal boy who is dealing with depression as a result of his cousin’s suicide, and how he finds help. Source: Mental Health First Aid Australia

A series of conversations about promoting social and emotional wellbeing and preventing suicides in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, recorded by Luke Pearson from Indigenous X and featuring: Dr Jackie Huggins AM, Co-chair of the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, Birri-Gubba Juru and Bidjara woman from Queensland Aunty Lorraine Peeters, Managing Director and Facilitator of Winangali-Marumali from the Gamilaroi and Wailwun Nations Richard Weston, former CEO of the Healing Foundation, descendant from Meriam People of Torres Strait Source: Everymind

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