Northern Territory Suicide Prevention

Mental Health Planning 2019

Starting on 30 January, the following consultation sessions will be open for all Territorians:

A) Community consultation to review the Northern Territory Mental Health Strategic Plan

Participation in the community consultation will allow you to provide feedback on the Strategic Plan’s vision, principles and key priority areas. Session dates and venues are available from the Registration form.

B) Community briefing sessions to develop regional suicide prevention plans

Sessions are designed to assist in the development of regional suicide prevention plans. These plans provide communities direction and regional goals to help support those in need and outlines measures to reduce suicide in the area. Session dates and venues are available from the Registration form.

How to have your say

1. Attend a consultation session by emailing the completed Registration form to MHAOD.doh@nt.gov.au

2. Complete the online questionnaire by 31 March 2019.

Northern Territory Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework 2018-2023

The Northern Territory Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework 2018-2023 represents our strategy to reduce the Territories suicide rate by half over the next ten years.

It outlines the three priority areas for focus:

  • Building stronger communities that have increased capacity to respond to and prevent suicidal behaviour through raising awareness and reducing stigma
  • Informed, inclusive services that provide timely, integrated, compassionate and culturally safe responses that meet the diverse needs of people across the Territory
  • Focused and evidence-informed support for the most vulnerable groups of people.

Northern Territory Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework 2018-2023

Consultation to develop the framework

The framework was developed as the result of extensive public consultation across the Northern Territory, to ensure care will be delivered in a culturally safe, respectful and compassionate manner.

Implementation Plan

To support the strategic framework, an implementation plan has been established and will be overseen by the Northern Territory Suicide Prevention Coordination Committee.

The plan outlines the government’s vision in achieving its goal to reducing the suicide rate over the next 10 years and improve the health and wellbeing of the Northern Territory people.

Northern Territory Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework, Implementation Plan

Northern Territory Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework 2018-2023 -

Implementation Plan 12 Month Progress Report

The Suicide Prevention 12 Month Progress Report Card provides a snapshot of the key achievements and developments for the first year of operation of the NT Suicide Prevention Implementation Plan.

Suicide Prevention 12 Month Progress Report

Community Grant

The Northern Territory Suicide Prevention Community Grant provides community members and non-government organisations funding to deliver localised suicide prevention activities across the Territory.

Suicide prevention community grant recipients

Successful projects - 2019

Organisation Name

Project

Community / Region covering

Grant amount

Region

WYDAC

Warra Warra Kanyi - Strengthening Walpiri Youth - Training for key staff members

Nyirripi/ Willowra/Lajamanu/ Yuendumu

7,520.00

Central Australia

Canteen Creek Owairtilla Aboriginal Corporation

At Risk Response Group and Harm Minimisation Diversion Program

Canteen Creek Community

10,000.00

Central Australia

Pioneer Football Club Incorporated

Resilience Camp - Strong hearts, Strong minds

Alice Springs

10,000.00

Central Australia

YMCA of the Northern Territory Youth & Community Services Ltd

mYnd-pump: Supporting young people to create connections and be active

Alice Springs

10,000.00

Central Australia

Pintupi Homelands Health Service

Connecting the Community, development of and implementation of the Community Mental Health Strategy CMHS.

Kintore

3,500.00

Central Australia

Tangentyere Council Incorporated

"Men Can Get Support" project

Alice Springs

10,000.00

Central Australia

Mental Health Association of Central Australia

The Men’s Yarning Circle

Alice Springs

6,100.00

Central Australia

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Waltja-Tjutangku Tjungkungku Kanyintjaku Tjananya / Coming Together Looking After Them – Papunya community

Papunya

10,000.00

Central Australia

Reeling Veterans

Fishing Trip to correspond with veteran's health week

Darwin

3,500.00

Darwin

Gravel Rash Hash NT

To provide a dedicated trailer fitted with a barbecue for use by the club in its weekly rides to be used for weekly social rides

Darwin

2,000.00

Darwin

Come Walk With Me NT

World Suicide Prevention Day Walk/Event

Darwin

4,000.00

Darwin

Darwin Festival

Man With the Iron Neck – Darwin Festival Season Community Ticketing Access Program

Darwin

5,000.00

Darwin

Catherine Booth House (The Salvation Army)

Therapeutic Drumming and Art Therapy (Suicide Awareness and Prevention)

Darwin

4,250.00

Darwin

Rotary Club of Litchfield/Palmerston Inc.

Rotary Litchfield/Palmerston Suicide Prevention Awareness Campaign for Males 40+

Litchfield Municipality

3,500.00

Darwin

Red Lily Health Service

Emotional Wellbeing promotion through the honouring of young women

Minjilang

10,000.00

East and West Arnhem

Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation

YOUR LIFE IS PRECIOUS Campaign, THE ENEMY WITHIN (TEW), SCHOOL HOLIDAY WELLBEING SOCIAL MEDIA Campaign, MERCHANDISE Campaign

Nhulunbuy / Yirrkala

8,500.00

East and West Arnhem

Red Lily Health Service

Cooking classes for the development of a forum for community feedback and dynamic input to local issues

Minjilang

4,480.00

East and West Arnhem

Yalu Marnggithinyaraw Indigenous Corporation

Galiwinku Yothu Miyalk / Miyalk  Mental Health Yarning Circles Workshops and web-based self help guide.(Galiwinku Young Girls and Women’s Mental Health Yarning Circles Workshops)

Galiwinku

9,490.00

East and West Arnhem

Yalu Marnggithinyaraw Indigenous Corporation

Football Leaders

Galiwinku

9,750.00

East and West Arnhem

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation

Gunyangara Ḏirramu Mala Camp

Gunyangara/ Birritjimi/ Nhulunbuy

5,000.00

East and West Arnhem

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation

Yirrkala Ḏirramu Mala Camp

Yirrkala

5,000.00

East and West Arnhem

Thamarrurr Development Corporation (Men’s Shed Dept.)

Aboriginal Men’s Health & Wellness Camps

Wadeye

10,000.00

Top End West

YMCA of the Northern Territory Youth & Community Services Ltd

mYnd-pump: Supporting young people to create connections and be active

Katherine

10,000.00

Katherine

Jilkminggan Community

Mangarrayi minds alive, Musical Therapy for entire Community

Katherine

5,500.00

Katherine

Australian Sports Medicine Federation Ltd

SafeTalk training for 15 accredited Sports Trainers

Territory Wide

1,000.00

NT Wide

Darwin RSL Sub Branch Incorporated

PTSD and Suicide Awareness at Billeroy House

Darwin

4,500.00

NT Wide

Rodney Fejo

Hand Up Project

NT Wide

7,600.00

NT Wide

Time and Place Consulting & Collaboration

Co-creating the Tennant Creek Archive of Hope, Strength and Resilience: Women stories

Tennant Creek

10,000.00

Tennant Creek

Successful projects - 2018

Organisation Project nameDescription Grant AmountRegion
Urapuntja Health Service Aboriginal Health Service Community mental health first aid courses To provide specifically age and culturally identified and appropriate mental health first aid courses to community members, local staff and students. $10,000 Central Australia
The Hub of Respect  Making a Difference Program The Making A Difference program is a prevention and early intervention program aimed at vulnerable young people and adults that have been identified as engaging or likely to be engaged in high risk behaviours. $9,800 Central Australia
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation  Waltja-Tjutangku Tjungkungku Kanyintjaku Tjananya 'Coming Together Looking After Them Project' The provision of workshops for males and females to identify safe places, safe people, and develop the skills to feel safe when you have "big worries". $10,000 Central Australia
MacDonnell Regional Council  Central Australia Suicide Prevention Workshop Bringing together people from throughout the Central Australian region with a focus on suicide prevention strategies for both youth and adults. The “Little Red Threatbook” will be redeveloped to ensure it is culturally appropriate. $10,000 Central Australia
Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Program The delivery of a suicide awareness campaign as part of the Health Bodies Healthy Mind program in the Yirrkala community. $10,000 East Arnhem
Miwatj Aboriginal Health Corporation Gunyangara Dirramu Mala Walk Project The provision of a safe space where Gunyanagra Birritjmi men can meet with clinicians to share stories and understanding and creating a platform for health education and support. $10,000 East Arnhem
Miwatj Aboriginal Health Corporation Yirrkala Dirramu Mala Walk Project The provision of a safe space where Yirrkala men can meet with clinicians to share stories and understanding and creating a platform for health education and support. $10,000 East Arnhem
Miwatj Aboriginal Health Corporation Miwatj Youth Reference Group Engage young people in a youth reference group to advise Miwatj Health on youth related matters, and generate actions and awareness. $10,000 East Arnhem
Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation Girls Youth Wellbeing Camps The provision of mental health, suicide prevention education and information sessions to Indigenous youth aged 12-18 years within a wellbeing camp model. $10,000 East Arnhem
AFL Northern Territory Kicking Community Goals on Suicide Prevention project Suicide prevention training to be provided to staff who support ALF programs in remote communities. These staff will then provide awareness campaigns in Galiwinku, Maningrida and the Gove peninsula. $8,811 West and East Arnhem
Tiwi Contractors  Community BBQ event Hosting a community BBQ to provide information on community development programs, employment opportunities and showcasing existing helpline and support organisations with guest speakers to provide expertise on suicide prevention strategies. $960 Tiwi Islands
Telling Story: Sudha Coutinho Tiwi Strong Women: Watering the Tree of Life A narrative therapy project utilising the Tree of Life methodology. In collaboration with Tiwi Strong Women’s Group. Tree of Life promotes the development of protective factors and resilience building. $10,000 Tiwi Islands
Darwin Indigenous Men's Service Inc Aboriginal Men's Healing and Yarning Circles An early intervention strategy with healing and yarning circles focus on increasing emotional resilience and reducing vulnerability to mental health and suicide ideation. $10,000 Darwin 
Dawn House Women and children's therapy Support for art materials to engage women and children in weekly programs to aid interpersonal skills, problem solving, mindfulness, self-esteem, resilience and self‑confidence building. $2,500 Darwin 
Multilingual Broadcasting Council NT Inc. Multilingual Suicide Awareness and Support Broadcasting Program Produce and broadcast through the Multilingual Broadcasting Council, suicide prevention and support messages in languages other than English that target the migrant and refugee sector in Darwin. $10,000 Darwin 
SabrinasRide4life Darwin Suicide Bereavement Support Group Establishment of a support group in Darwin for those in the community who have been impacted and have a lived experience of suicide, to educate others in the community about accessing help in times of need. $10,000 Darwin 
Darwin Region Indigenous Suicide Prevention Network Community Engagement Project Facilitate community events in direct response to local community needs as well as to support events around suicide prevention and mental health awareness. $10,000 Darwin 
Darwin Youth Suicide Prevention Network Dance for Life events Engage youth across Darwin and Palmerston to reduce stigma associated with suicide. The bi-monthly community events will raise awareness on the issues of bullying and social and emotional wellbeing. $9,650 Darwin and Palmerston 
Palmerston Rugby Union Club NT Rugby: R U OK? Round 2019 NT Rugby Union and Palmerston Rugby Club will facilitate an R U OK? Round in the rugby 2019 competition with the objective of promoting R U OK? Suicide prevention and wellbeing strategies to players, their families and friends, and the wider NT community. $8,000 Palmerston 
Telling Story: Sudha Coutinho Good stories that make spirit strong - unearthing Beswick community wisdom to face hard times  Telling Story will collaborate with Roper Gulf Regional Council to support community members who have experienced grief, loss and trauma to promote strengths based approaches and transformative stories. $10,000 Katherine 
OzHelp Foundation Suicide prevention for remote cattle stations in NT OzHelp staff will travel throughout the NT to remote cattle stations and provide support and awareness for physical and mental health. $9,983 Katherine and throughout NT
Charles Darwin University (CDU) Suicide prevention awareness training for CDU staff Suicide prevention training for CDU staff to increase suicide awareness and skills to identify at risk students. $9,820 Territory wide

Contact

To find out more contact the Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch on (08) 8999 2553 or email suicide.prevention@nt.gov.au.

Last updated: 06 December 2019

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