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Life working in an Aboriginal Medical Service with the team from Carbal Medical Services

By | Indigenous Health
In this podcast, Dr Danielle Arabena sits down with the team from Carbal Medical Services to discuss life working in an Aboriginal Medical Service in Toowoomba.


They examine Indigenous health issues, as seen through the eyes of a Doctor, a clinic CEO, an aboriginal medical worker, a nurse and a programs manager.


Guests: Charlie Rowe, Tamika Campbell, Amy Arabena-Byrnes, Dr Adrian Castelli, Brian Hewitt (CEO).

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Suicide intervention program trains Aboriginal communities to ‘ask the question’.

By | Suicide Prevention

In quiet country towns, families, police and community leaders are being trained to hold suicide interventions in a bid to reduce the tragically high rate of Indigenous people who take their own lives.

Aboriginal adults are more than twice as likely than non-Indigenous Australians to commit suicide.

Key points:

  • Aboriginal communities are being trained in suicide prevention in new direct approach
  • Of the 100 people already trained, all report having had to use it
  • Communities devastated by suicide feel empowered to help prevent it

Aboriginal adults are more than twice as likely than non-Indigenous Australians to commit suicide.

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Researchers develop frontline suicide prevention strategy – Rural and remote Indigenous communities.

By | Suicide Prevention
Friday, March 8, 2019

Researchers from the Rural Clinical School at The University of Queensland have designed a suicide prevention strategy to help reduce the alarming suicide rate among Indigenous Australians in remote and rural communities.

Almost 95 per cent of Indigenous Australians have been impacted by rates of suicide that are more than twice those of the broader community. Importantly, suicide is the leading cause of death among 5 to 17-year-old Indigenous children.

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Community specific programs prove successful in preventing Indigenous suicide.

By | Suicide Prevention

It’s World Mental Health Day, a moment when we can stop and think about how we can improve our mental wellbeing as well as how we can improve the mental health of Indigenous Australians.

The suicide rate among Indigenous Australians is currently double that of non-Indigenous people and a recent spike in the annual suicide rate suggests current prevention methods aren’t working.

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