Manual of Resources for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention

Families, Friends & Elders

Stay Strong Care Plan

This strengths based mental health and wellbeing tool aims to improve culturally safe care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by offering a holistic, person-centred approach to having a yarn about wellbeing. It is aimed at strengthening connections, goal setting and self-management of mental wellbeing.

The interactive tool allows users to select different options or to write down:

the people that keep them strong
the strengths in their life
the worries that can take their strength away
the goals that can make change.

Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research

Source: Menzies School of Health Research

Woven Together: Yarns Heal artwork

This artwork was created by graphic artist Riki Salam for the Yarns Heal – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ+, BrotherBoy and Sistergirl Suicide Prevention Campaign, in collaboration with Indigilez, Gar’band’jee’lum and the Yarns Heal Community working group.
This resource describes how the artwork was created and the meaning of its symbols.

Source: Yarns Heal – funded by Brisbane North PHN

Always was, always will be our stories

This podcast series features conversations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people about their experiences, roles and achievements. It is hosted by writer and broadcaster Marlee Silva, a proud Gamilaroi and Dunghutti woman born and raised on Dharrawal country, south of Sydney.

Episode 11 is Coming Out Blak, with Matika Little and Courtney Hagen, who are black, gay and proud.
Connected online through their common experiences of being Aboriginal and identifying as lesbian, they have built a platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQIA+voices on Instagram @comingoutblak.
In this podcast they share their own experiences, discuss the issues that matter to them and offer solidarity to people struggling with their sexual identity.

Source: Marlee Silva

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