The Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention
The Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (CBPATSISP) is Australia’s leading voice on Indigenous suicide. The centre is led by one of the first Indigenous Psychologists, Professor Pat Dudgeon and is based at the University of Western Australia. CBPATSISP aims to reduce the causes, prevalence and impact of suicide on Indigenous individuals, families and communities (with a focus on at risk groups) by identifying, translating and promoting the adoption of best practice in Indigenous specific suicide prevention activity, including that which is found in emerging domestic and international research.
CBPATSISP has a clearing house website and has developed best practice guidance and resource materials to support responsible and appropriate commissioning of Indigenous suicide prevention activities. A quick snapshot of the resources that may be useful for the individuals, their communities, as well as Primary Healthcare Networks (PHN) may be found below: