Manual of Resources for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention

AIMhi Stay Strong

This app is designed to be used by service providers and clients in a client session. It is available in iOS and Android versions and facilitates discussion about:

Friends and family who help keep clients strong and healthy
Personal strengths relating to spiritual and cultural, physical, family, social and work, and mental and emotional aspects of clients’ lives – represented visually as leaves on a tree
Aspects of clients’ lives that take away their strength in the same four areas
Setting client-driven goals for change to work on
Plans for achieving their goals and steps towards goals
It includes screening based on K5 and K10 scales and help-seeking prompts for people who score high levels of psychological distress.

A youth version of the AIMhi app, AIMhi-y, is under development but not yet available for download. It is funded by Northern Territory PHN as part of the National Suicide Prevention Trial.
Source: Menzies School of Health Research

More Suggested Resources

The Break It Down video project, with youth in North Queensland, includes original music and stories of cultural connection from five communities. All the videos are also available through the Hitnet kiosk and wifi service for remote communities which may not have regular internet access. Break It Down is a project of North Queensland Primary Health Network, with Desert Pea Media. Music video featuring the Kuranda KDA Crew of young people from the Djabuganydji community of Kuranda.

Yarn up is a safe space for First Nations young people to connect with community, hear from others, and access wellbeing resources and support. It has been co-designed with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and young First Nations people, and includes: - videos about social and emotional wellbeing and community connection - strategies for self-care when people are feeling not good - cartoons for younger kids. Many of these resources are also included individually within the Manual of Resources. Source: ReachOut Australia

The Break It Down video project, with youth in North Queensland, includes original music and stories of cultural connection from five communities. All the videos are also available through the Hitnet kiosk and wifi service for remote communities which may not have regular internet access. Break It Down is a project of North Queensland Primary Health Network, with Desert Pea Media. Music video featuring the Bowen Connection group of Juru and South Sea Islander young people in the Bowen region.

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