Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

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    Thirrili Postvention Services

    Once we are notified of a loss of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person to suicide or other traumatic incident, we assess who is best placed to assist the family.

    We will work with local Elders, community and Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander organisations to ensure a community response is put in place to support bereaved individuals and families.

    We can travel to provide support if invited by the family or we can provide advice to Community Leaders or Elders and local services on how best to respond.

    Our aim is not to replace the good work being done by local services. Rather, we aim to compliment the work being done by them to ensure the best outcome for families and their communities.

    We meet with individuals and families to discuss their needs. We are able to provide practical social support, link people with a range of local social, health and community services and where appropriate continue to work with local services to ensure care and support continues beyond the immediate aftermath of the traumatic incident (we call this throughcare).

    We can advocate on behalf of families to assist them access the supports they need in their time of grief. Our impartiality and independence enables us to be strong advocates for families, ensuring that services are working together to provide coordinated care.

    To contact a Postvention Advocate call 1800 805 801

    The 1800 805 801 number is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

    If you or someone you know is suicidal

    If you are looking for help, please call one of the following national helplines:

    Lifeline Counselling Service: 13 11 14

    Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 (cost of a local call).

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    Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation – Family Mental Health

    This program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. It aims to support families who are worried about their children’s mental health. We use family and art as a way to effectively support people in a relaxed and non-invasive way. Community workers engage with families to discuss challenges and how to overcome them.  Because we have a close and ongoing relationship with family members of different generations, Waltja staff can identify people in need and recommend appropriate actions of support.

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    Adam

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    Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation – Youth Programs

    Reconnect is a program aimed at helping young people aged between 12 and 18 who are at risk of homelessness to feel safe and to re- engage with their family and their community. If it is needed, we help youth find a safe place to live, and help get them back into school, or training or work.  We assist young people with boarding school applications and also with the transition if they are successful. We run programs, initiated by the communities, around important issues like problem gambling, youth suicide and healthy relationships.
    Nintipulka mitiyaku – Getting smart about media
    This program focuses on disadvantaged youth by engaging them with media and technology, in order to allow protect, revive and maintain Indigenous culture, language and knowledge. We also provide media traineeships for young people helping them to become job ready in the areas of graphic design, photography, new media and Arts management.

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    Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service – Clinical Services

    Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service’s aim is to relieve poverty, sickness, destitution, distress, suffering, misfortune and helplessness of the Aboriginal people of the Katherine Region.

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    Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service – Community Services

    Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service’s aim is to relieve poverty, sickness, destitution, distress, suffering, misfortune and helplessness of the Aboriginal people of the Katherine Region.

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    Adam

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