National Talkblack 240619

National Talkblack 240619

On todays National Talkblack via NIRS – NIRS – National Indigenous Radio Service we had:

Deadly Choices team from @Wuchopperen Health Service Ltd yarning about the Maroon’s Community Fun Day coming up next week.

Neil Willmett – CEO Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC). The annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout raises much needed funds and awareness to address homelessness in Australia. For the CEOs involved it is one night of discomfort, but for more than 116,427 Australians is a constant reality. “It is well known that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are over-represented in the homeless population. Across Australia, approximately 25% of people who access specialist homelessness services.”

Professor Pat Dudgeon – Psychologist and Project Director, Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention. Indigenous suicide is a global concern. The 2nd National and World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conferences in Perth WA in November 2018 brought together Indigenous peoples from Australia, Canada, United States of America and New Zealand.

The Conference Report, released recently by the Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention, confirms the urgent need for action in colonised countries throughout the world.”

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