Global Speakers

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Senator Patrick Dodson

Senator / Shadow Assistant Minister

Western Australia / Indigenous Affairs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Topic: Keynote – Addressing The Problem Of Depression, Despair And Suicide In Australia’s Indigenous Communities

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Gerry Georgatos

National Coordinator

National Suicide Prevention & Trauma Recovery Project (NSPTRP)

Topic: A Cry For Help – The Suicide Crisis Among Indigenous Youths

Fireside Chat With Gerry Georgatos: Tackling Poverty In The Indigenous Community

NSPTRP

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Megan Krakouer

Director

National Suicide Prevention & Trauma Recovery Project (NSPTRP)

Topic: A Cry For Help – The Suicide Crisis Among Indigenous Youths

NSPTRP

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Sandy Davies

Chairperson

Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (GRAMS)

Topic: Highlights On The Government’s $64M Commitment For Suicide Prevention

GRAMS

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Ghillar Michael Anderson

Senior Euahlayi Law Man, Goodooga, New South Wales

Topic: Defining Solastalgia And Its Impact On The Emotional And Spiritual Wellbeing Of The Indigenous Community

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Cleavon Davis

Director

Kalka Healing

Topic: Kalka Healing: Lifting Up Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Social Emotional Well Being To Prevent, Cope And Respond To Suicide In The Community

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Kevin McKenzie

Team Leader

ALIVE & Kicking Goals! Suicide Prevention Project

Topic: Australia’s First Suicide Prevention App For the Indigenous Community

Case Study: Kicking Out Depression – How The Alive And Kicking Goals! Program Helps Enhanced Indigenous Youth Self-esteem

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Nathaniel Blacklock

Founder

NB2

Workshop (B): Indigenous-specific Suicide Prevention Training

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Tony McAvoy SC

Barrister

Frederick Jordan Chambers

Topic: Rooting Out Racism: Discrimination And The Role It Plays In Affecting Mental Health

FJC

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Kym Marsden

Program Coordinator

Queensland Health

Topic: Providing Mental Care To Indigenous Community: How To Integrate Culture In Mental Health Screening

Queensland Government

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Jeremy Donovan

Chief Executive Officer

Walking With Wisdom

Topic: How Community-led Efforts Won The Fight Against Suicide

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Edward Mosby

Principal Psychologist

Wakai Waian Healing

Topic: Why Are Indigenous Suicide Prevention Programs Not Working?

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Caroline Kell

Founder

Blak Wattle Coaching & Consulting

Chairperson

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Laura Smith

Project Manager

University of Tasmania

Topic: The 4 Cs And Their Role In Suicide Prevention For Australia’s Indigenous Youth

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Michael Naera

Mental Health Foundation, Advocacy and Alliance Specialist

Panel Discussion: Suicide Prevention Approaches

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Dr Bushra Nasir

Research Fellow

The University of Queensland

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

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Alana Rossmann

Regional Youth Suicide Prevention and Aftercare Project Coordinator

Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation

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Malcolm Aston

Owner

Aston Training & Consultancy

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10. Black Dog Institute

Senior Management

Black Dog Institute

Case Study: How Black Dog Institute’s Lifespan Uses Indigenous Experiences To Develop Strategies

10. Black Dog Institute

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Alexander Stevens II

Chief Executive & Founder

StandingTallNZ

Panel Discussion: Tackling Domestic Violence And Sexual Abuse For Aboriginal Women And Children

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