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  • 26 August 2015

    Hi dear Cassie


    not quite what you are seeking but may be of some benefit?

    KidsHelpline (and possibly Lifeline, Beyond Blue and SuicideCallBack service) has had some good training for staff on Indigenous access.




    Sorry delay responding... written couple of days ago, mistakenly hit 'reply' to email notification and can see it doesnt get passed on that way :)


    Also, where in remote Australia are you located? May be useful to talk to regional state or territory health services and /or local or regional AMS  to find out what local services are available, that if not Indigenous specific, may have well trained staff with good cultural skills.

    What do others think? Kind regards, Ruth
  • Member
    26 August 2015
    Thanks heaps guys! Great starting point for me, I'll look into those ones and see what I can come up with :)
    Thanks again.
  • 25 August 2015

    Hi Cassie


     


    You could contact Sisters Inside.  The organisation supports aborginal women and their families in crisis. Here is the link http://www.sistersinside.com.au/ .  You could ask to speak to Jenny Speed.


    You could contact https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ and ask them the question.  Also you could contact http://www.link-upqld.org.au/home.html the organisation have support lines.  Also the other that comes to mind is http://www.harmonyplace.org.au/ this organisation is part of the partners in recovery program that looks to provide initiatives for people requiring services that are not around.  I hope some of these places might be a tip of the iceberg for you - so to speak.  Having an indigneous contact line is a requirement and please let me know if I can be of any further use. 

  • Member
    25 August 2015

    Hi Cassie,


    As far as I know there are no Indigenous specific suicide/depression hotlines.


    headspace has a campaign called Yarn Safe which promotes Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander youth to talk about mental health to headspace counsellors: http://headspace.org.au/yarn-safe/#resources


    beyondblue also has resources for Indigenous mental health first aid: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/resources/for-me/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-people


    I hope these will be of some assistance to you.


    Kind regards,


    Renee Lynch


    Research Assistant
    Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

  • Member
    23 August 2015

    Hey, are there any Indigenous suicide/depression hot lines?


    I currently live in a remote community and am trying to find a hotline I can add to a project im working on. I have had a google search but cant find any that cater specifically for the Indigenous.


     


    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • 28 June 2015

    Hi there!  I am studying mental health certificate 4.  The unit I am doing is called - work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.  I am struggling. Now I have to write a paper.  Hope to learn by using this website as a resource to link with others.




    I facilitate a 2 day learning approach. This learning is not a clinical model.  The evidence are the people facilitating. Really hoping to meet friends here. (by the way, how can I introduce myself on the home page before I choose a group?)



  • Member
    28 January 2014

    Is there anyone in SA that assists elderly Aboriginal clients with relocation and storage of furniture and household items in the Yorke Peninsula region?

  • Member
    30 August 2013
    Hi, I am an Indigenous worker within an NGO, working with people suffering from severe and persistant mental illness.
    I have just started our own Cultural Recovery Group, and I would like to plan a camp run by Indigenous services.
    I have sourced some local services, however, the cost of almost $400 for one night seems a little too high for our clients.
    Esentially, we would like to have to travel no further then Sydney in the north and Batemans Bay in the south.
    I would appreciate any ideas.
  • Member
    21 August 2013
    This type of behaviour can sometimes be considered as, or lead to, an emotional/psychological form of "Elder Abuse". Try this website (and choose the state/territory that is applicable) http://agedrights.asn.au/
  • 4 July 2013
    Thanks Glenn. Its a good link ( I hadnt thought of them but COPMI is good value).
    I dont think that this group have MH issues but AOD is part of the reason they take off and leave their kids. MH may be part of it.
    thanks again

    M