The National Suicide Prevention
& Trauma Recovery Project

Preventing suicide in First Nations people

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Reduce future risks of tragedy for someone you know.

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We’re a committed team that cares about closing the gaps and getting support to the most vulnerable.

Whether you’re experiencing:

We’re in it for the long haul with psychosocial supports, counselling, mentoring, care coordination, advocacy and arbitration. Our purpose is to not just shine a light on the Black Struggle but to actively work to prevent tragedy and trauma from occurring.
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We can’t change the world but we can change somebody’s world.

Why Prevention is Critical

Every day we’re focused on changing these statistics
Cause of death
# 1
The leading cause of death of First Nations children is suicide. The leading cause of death of First Nations people aged 10 to 35 is suicide. Suicide is the 5th leading cause of death for all First Nations people.
First Nations deaths is by suicide
1 in 1
Suicides of First Nation people have increased during this century. One in 50 Australian deaths is by suicide. One in 16 First Nations deaths is by suicide. Nearly 100 percent of First Nations deaths by suicide are of individuals from below the poverty line.
Removals since the apology
tripled
Without urgent action, the number of First Nations children in out-of-home care will double by 2030. In the 15 years since Rudd’s Apology, First Nations children removed has tripled. There is a disastrous entrenched trend to permanent placement of First Nations children.
Permanently out-of-home
0 % +
More than 80% (nearly 20,000) of First Nations children in out-of-home care are living permanently away from both birth parents until the age of 18. A tragic crisis intertwined with incarceration and suicidality.
Higher for indigenous children
1 x
First Nations children are 10 times more likely to be forcibly living away from their families than non-Indigenous children, an over-representation that has increased consistently over the last 15 years. It is time to completely change this broken system that is not working for First Nations kids.
Removals
1
First Nations children represent more than 40% of the total population of all children who have been removed from their parents – a staggering 23,000 children – but represent only 6% of the total population of children in Australia.
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How We Can Help

Megan, Gerry and the NSPTRP outreach team are ready to help in crisis and with creating a positive journey for your future. We know the struggle and work tirelessly with our hands-on radical empathy.

More than a yarn, we’re about active on-the-ground support:

Harnessing HOPE for what’s possible for your life.

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Our Vision

To change lives and save lives
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