Learning from the experts: Building bridges to implement successful life promotion and suicide prevention expertise across Aboriginal communities
The Building Bridges: Learning from the Experts report describes the implementation and findings of a community based suicide prevention initiative. The project aimed to disseminate successful Indigenous suicide prevention activities that had been developed in one community; Yarrabah, to two regional communities in Cape York, one rural setting in Southwest Queensland (Dalby) and a correctional facility in which the majority of prisoners are Indigenous.
In addition to documenting the implementation of this project, it also discusses the various challenges encountered which have valuable implications for future Indigenous community based suicide prevention programs that use an empowerment approach.
Project Co-ordinator, South West Queensland: Raelene Ward
Project Team: De Leo, D., Gorman, D., Haswell, M., Hunter, E., McCalman, J., Travers, H.
Funding: National Suicide Prevention Strategy Community Based Projects Funding, $1,500,000. Partners: James Cook University, University of Queensland, University of Southern Queensland (CRRAH), Queensland Health, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Griffith University (AISRAP).
Project Report: Building Bridges Learning from the Experts