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Indigenous suicide and mental health summit launches new leadership group

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Indigenous and international leaders in mental health gathered in Perth last week to address the unacceptably high rates of suicide in Australian Indigenous communities, and for the launch of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership in Mental Health group.

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A new ministerial advisory body, co-chaired by Dr Tom Calma AO and Professor Pat Dudgeon, has been set up to advise the Federal Government on improving mental health and suicide prevention programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Other members include : Tom Brideson, Lisa Briggs, Ashley Couzens, Adele Cox, Katherine Hams, Victoria Hovane, Ernest Hunter, Rod Little, Peter O’Mara, Charles Passi, Lorraine Peeters, Valda Shannon and Marshall Watson.

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Read more here : http://www.qmhc.qld.gov.au/indigenous-suicide-mental-health-summit-launches-new-leadership-group/

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