Talking together about how to stay strong against suicide
Suicide Story is a suicide prevention program developed specifically with and for remote Aboriginal communities of the Northern Territory. The program is a three-day skills-based workshop, grounded in the practices of ‘both-ways’ learning and comprised of story-telling, group work, short films and animation. Suicide Story creates a safe space for Aboriginal people to share knowledge and learning about culturally appropriate ways to address suicide awareness and create more resilient, suicide-safer communities.
Suicide Story was developed by MHACA in partnership with local Aboriginal people of the Northern Territory and maintains an Aboriginal Advisory Group (SSAAG), to ensure cultural safety and story-telling integrity throughout workshop deliveries. The program uses cultural practices to guide participants through the process of understanding suicide and reducing stigma so that participants can effectively identify and respond to the risk signs in their communities.
NT Human Rights Awards 2016 Winner of The Fitzgerald's Social Change Award
14 Lindsay Ave, Alice Springs (NT), 0870, Australia