About The Forum

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Clariden Global acknowledges and pays respect to Elders, both past and present and all generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples now and into the future as the Traditional Owners of this land.

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According to the Coroners Court of Victoria, 117 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders lost their lives by suicide between January 2009 to April 2020 in Victoria – a state with 0.8% Indigenous population. This is double the suicide rate of the state’s non-Indigenous population over the past decade. The Coroners Court’s report also found that two-thirds of Indigenous people experienced abuse before their death, a fourth were victims of bullying and 82% experienced substance use or misuse – all significantly higher figures than for non-Indigenous people.

This is both an unspeakable human tragedy and a highly complex issue, involving many factors that contribute to people’s decisions to take their own lives. The time for dialogue and action is now: we must all unite to gain awareness of Indigenous suicides and work together to overcome it, beginning with the critical need to build an understanding of what really works in relation to suicide prevention.

Clariden Global cordially invites you to the Indigenous Suicide Prevention Forum (via Zoom) this coming June 2021. In this 2-day forum, bringing together thought leaders and experts for a deep-dive into this critical issue, you will learn how to collaborate with Indigenous communities to deliver integrated interventions targeted at reducing suicide rates among Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders. You will also acquire insights, solutions, and strategies to create effective programs and tools that help promote the mental health and wellbeing of Indigenous communities.

Why You Must Join Us At This Forum

5 Powerful Takeaways From Attending The Forum

  1. Ways to build confidence and resilience to prevent, respond and recover from suicidal behavior among Indigenous communities
  2. Strategies to empower Indigenous communities to have effective and safe discussion on the rise in suicide-related issues, and helping each other overcome it
  3. Best practices from various suicide prevention outreach experts in suicide prevention programs and implementations
  4. Opportunities to engage and build strong partnerships with key stakeholders in implementing early intervention and prevention initiatives to overcome growing concerns on Indigenous suicide
  5. How to reinforce Indigenous communities’ culture, identity and self-determination to promote wellbeing and mental health

The Forum At A Glance

PRE-FORUM WORKSHOPS (VIRTUAL): 9 JUNE 2021

  • Workshop A: Co-designing Indigenous Suicide Prevention Strategy And Program With Local Community
  • Workshop B: Indigenous-specific Suicide Prevention Training

MAIN FORUM DAY 1 (VIRTUAL): 10 JUNE 2021

  • Demystifying The Problem Of Depression, Despair And Suicide In Australia’s Indigenous Communities
  • Tackling Indigenous Youth Suicide With Peer Mentoring
  • Using Community Led Efforts To Prevent Indigenous Suicide
  • Preventing Substance Abuse And Suicides In Indigenous Communities

MAIN FORUM DAY 2 (VIRTUAL): 11 JUNE 2021

  • Reinforcing Culture, Identity And Self-determination In Indigenous Youth
  • Addressing Intergenerational And Social Wounds
  • Exploring Government Led Efforts In Suicide Prevention
  • Tackling Violence And Poverty Within the Indigenous Communities
  • Leveraging Technology To Deliver Mental Health Care
  • Ensuring Effective Mental Care For The Indigenous Communities

Unique To This Year's Event

PRE-FORUM WORKSHOPS (VIA ZOOM): WEDNESDAY, 9 JUNE 2021

Workshop A: Co-designing Indigenous Suicide Prevention Strategies And Programs With Local Communities

Workshop B: Indigenous-specific Suicide Prevention Training