Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSIPEP) Report released
4 Dec 2016
The report was released at a ceremony in Parliament House attended by members of the project team, key stakeholders, the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, Minister for Health and Aged Care, Sussan Ley, and Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt.
Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory
25 Nov 2016
News and interviews on the NT Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children
Lowitja Institute International Conference
14 Nov 2016
The Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Conference on Health and Wellbeing was held in Melbourne 8–10 November.
The Conference Statement, issued at the close of the conference, is a call to action "to ensure that we grow strong Indigenous children into strong and healthy adults able to reach the full potential of their lives".
Australian Indigenous Psychology Education Project (AIPEP) papers published
13 Nov 2016
The Australian Indigenous Psychology Education Project (AIPEP) launched its curriculum framework, recruitment, retention and graduation guidelines, and workforce capabilities framework at the 2016 APS Congress in Melbourne. The documents have now been published on the AIPEP website.
Kimberley Indigenous suicide roundtable
21 Oct 2016
News items associated with the Kimberley Indigenous suicide roundtable
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
21 Oct 2016
News, reports and resources associated with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
Indigenous suicide roundtable to be held in Kimberley
14 Oct 2016
The Federal Government is set to hold a high-level roundtable on Indigenous suicide in the West Australian Kimberley region as suicide rates continue to escalate.
AIPA's joint submission to the APAC Consultation on Standards
12 Oct 2016
AIPA, with the Australian Indigenous Psychology Education Project (AIPEP) team and Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) provided a submission to the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) consultation on standards for undergraduate and postgraduate psychology programs.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Conference
12 Oct 2016
The inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Conference gathered together experts and members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and wider communities to exchange learnings, share lived experiences, build knowledge and inspire one another as to how we can best strengthen communities to tackle the entrenched tragedy of Indigenous suicide.
The Redfern Statement
23 Sep 2016
Australia’s peak Indigenous organisations released a Statement calling for urgent government commitment and action to address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage and act on the recommendations of past reports and inquiries.
APS Apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
15 Sep 2016
The Australian Psychological Society issued a formal apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, acknowledging psychology’s role in contributing to the erosion of culture and to their mistreatment.
Launch of the Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Declaration
27 Aug 2015
The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership in Mental Health (NATSILMH) Chair and National Mental Health Commissioner Professor Pat Dudgeon launched the Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Declaration.
AIPA takes a stand against Racism
30 Jul 2015
AIPA would encourage others to make a stand against racism and to have discussions about how to make significant steps forward towards genuine reconciliation.
The National Aboriginal Leadership in Mental Health calls for 6 steps to close the Indigenous mental health gap
13 Feb 2015
The National Aboriginal Leadership in Mental Health is calling for 6 steps to close the mental health gap.
Professor Pat Dudgeon Chairs National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership In Mental Health
24 Jun 2014
The priority work of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership in Mental Health is to provide advice for the mental health commissions of Australia.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Roundtable
24 Jun 2014
In June 2014, Indigenous leaders, experts and stakeholders met in Perth to discuss suicide prevention among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to identify the actions needed to turn the high rates of suicide around.
AIPA has delivered cultural competence training to 600 psychologists
20 Mar 2014
This has included 54 clinical psychologists
AIPA has trained one thousand mental health practitioners
18 Oct 2013
In October AIPA delivered cultural competence training to its thousandth workshop participant.
Mental health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing anxiety and depression.
24 Sep 2013
The Department of Health of Ageing has funded AIPA to deliver cultural competence training to all non-Indigenous mental health practitioners who provide services through Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) programs. ATAPS programs are delivered nationally through Medicare Locals and offer free mental health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing anxiety and depression.
Referrals to ATAPS programs are made by local GPs.
AIPA funded by the Department of Health & Ageing to deliver cultural competence workshops
21 Aug 2012
AIPA has been contracted by the Department of Health and Ageing to deliver cultural competence workshops for psychologists, social workers, mental health nurses and OT's providing mental health services under the following programs:
• Access To Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS)
• Mental Health Services In Rural & Remote Areas (MHSRRA)
For enquiries about eligibility to attend these workshops please see: http://www.culturalcompetence.net.au/
Formation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Advisory Group
23 Dec 2011
An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Advisory Group (ATSIMHAG) has been formed to offer advice to the Department of Health and Ageing on strategic and practical ways to improve the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
AIPA has been engaged to provide secretariat support for this group.
AIPA joins the National Health Leadership Forum of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples
3 Nov 2011
Eleven Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health groups have formed a National Health Leadership Forum within the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples.