Pat Dudgeon

Mob: The Bardi people of the Kimberley in Western Australia.Professor Pat Dudgeon is the first Aboriginal psychologist to graduate in Australia and has made outstanding contributions to Indigenous psychology and higher education. Pat was inaugural Chair of the Australian Indigenous Psychologist's Association.  Pat is a Commissioner Australian National Mental Health Commission Research Professor and Project Leader, ARC Discovery Indigenous Grant,The School of Indigenous Studies. University of Western Australia. Chief Investigator on NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Aboriginal Health and
Conference proceedings

Empowerment and Accountability in Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention

In response to the recent high rate of suicide deaths among Indigenous young people and children, and the Western Australian Coroner’s report of the Inquest into the 13 Deaths of Children and Young Persons in the Kimberley Region, Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and...

The Elders’ report into preventing Indigenous self-harm and youth suicide

This report brings together the voices of Elders and community leaders from across affected communities that wished to speak publicly about the causes and solutions needed to address this issue of Indigenous self-harm and youth suicide.

Global overview: Indigenous suicide rates

This background paper presents an overview of suicide in Indigenous peoples in countries where there is a dominant white society. The countries reviewed for suicide rates were Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Canada, the United States of America, Greenland, and Scandinavian countries of Finland, Norway, Sweden, and...

Implementing integrated suicide prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

This document is a companion guide to the Centre for Evidence and Implementation and Black Dog Institute’s LifeSpan Implementation Framework – Implementing Integrated Suicide Prevention. It is intended to support Primary Health Networks (PHNs) as they work to implement integrated approaches to suicide prevention in...

We are not the problem, we are part of the solution: Indigenous Lived Experience Project report

In June 2018, the Centre of Best Practce in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Preventon (CBPATSISP) facilitated a workshop to investgate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lived experiences of suicide. The aims of the workshop were to ensure the meaningful inclusion of Aboriginal and...
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