We believe in people till they believe in themselves
The National Suicide Prevention & Trauma Recovery Project works with and supports the most vulnerable individuals in our community and where possible, their families and carers. We’re a unique force in the Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islanders support program network and as a not-for-profit, we need ongoing support and funding for our work to keep making a difference.
We work with individuals with complex and high needs and our focus is to improve the life circumstances of those affected by mental health, hardship, trauma and struggle.
The Black Struggle
Since its inception in 2019, the National Suicide Prevention and Trauma Recovery Project have provided support to 20,000 critically vulnerable individuals across the nation in a range of issues. A snapshot includes:
Self-harming at Acacia prison
Reduced self-harming at Acacia Prison, the largest adult male prison in the southern hemisphere within one quarter of a year, in the last quarter 2020, during a nine-month contract.
First Nations self-harms were 33 in the preceding quarter when we commenced work at Acacia Prison, and we positively impacted immediately.
In the last quarter 2020, after we started mid-October, we succeeded in achieving a record low of First Nations self-harms 3, which were not considered serious. This was an Acacia record low.
Changed laws in Western Australia with relentless advocacy including the Bail Law Act, Fines Enforcement amendments, and were pivotal in securing a Custody Notification Service for WA, the NT and SA, while also imperative in saving the CNS in NSW and the ACT.