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Cultural Solutions - Healing Foundation forum 2014

Suicide prevention needs to be a priority during times of austerity: #NSPC14

Matthew Giles reports: The relationship between the economy and suicide prevention was under the spotlight yesterday during day one of the 2014 National Suicide Prevention Conference, with a plenary panel addressing the topic. The discussion follows recent research suggesting that the economic crisis in Europe and North America was associated with at least an extra […]

Recognise the importance of culture for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - 52 weeks of the year

“There are close to 500 million indigenous peoples the world over and if you think of the collective wisdom that represents that is extraordinary, why wouldn’t we be drawing on that in order how we progress as people?” Professor Ngiare Brown, of the Yuin nation. In her final report from the Healing Foundation’s recent Cultural […]

#CulturalSolutions forum calls for strengths-based, localised approaches to preventing suicide

The Healing Foundation convened a public forum with live streaming in Canberra last week, called Cultural Solutions: Understanding Suicide: trauma capability and responses in Indigenous communities. Summer May Finlay, a Yorta Yorta woman and public health researcher, covered the event for the Croakey Conference Reporting Service. *** Summer May Finlay writes: Right from the start you […]

Public forum to focus on #CulturalSolutions to preventing suicides in Indigenous communities

The Healing Foundation is convening a public forum with live streaming in Canberra on Friday morning, called Cultural Solutions: Understanding Suicide. The forum will focus on the effects of trauma and how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are applying cultural solutions to promote healing in communities. You are invited to join the discussion online […]