1. Building resilience in remote Aboriginal students

    Building resilience in remote Aboriginal students

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    The innovative study by researchers at Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) is part of a program in partnership with five NT secondary/middle schools which sought to evaluate the implementation of Skills for Life.

  2. Study highlights dimensions of resilience among remote Aboriginal middle school students

    Study highlights dimensions of resilience among remote Aboriginal middle school students

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    More than 1000 students and teachers from remote Northern Territory (NT) schools have assisted in implementing the Skills for Life resilience program with results now published in the highly regarded multidisciplinary journal PLOS ONE.

  3. The Australian | Risk study 'would cut child suicides'

    The Australian | Risk study 'would cut child suicides'

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    The Northern Territory could lower its shockingly high rates of child and youth suicide by using data from police, justice and child protection agencies to model the individual risk that kids face from primary school onwards, a leading researcher has suggested.

  4. Strengthening family relationships through play

    Strengthening family relationships through play

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    Local Aboriginal implementation officers are delivering an innovative variation of the Play to Connect parenting program in Wurrumiyanga, Tiwi Islands to support families through learning and play. The Menzies Play to Connect team works with parents and...

  5. Healthy Tomorrow | Christmas edition 2019

    Healthy Tomorrow | Christmas edition 2019

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    In this edition, we are proud to present a snapshot of the announcements, awards and events that have occurred over the past few months.

  6. NTG Media Release | Investing in Our Children: MECSH Program Evaluation

    NTG Media Release | Investing in Our Children: MECSH Program Evaluation

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    The Menzies School of Health Research won the tender to evaluate the Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-Visiting (MECSH) program.

  7. Guidelines to improve assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital with self-harm and suicidal thought

    Guidelines to improve assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital with self-harm and suicidal thought

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    Scimex (the Science Media Exchange) is an online news portal aimed primarily at helping journalists cover science.

  8. Guidelines to improve assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital

    Guidelines to improve assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital

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    Life in Mind is a national gateway connecting Australian suicide prevention services to each other and the community.

  9. New guidelines to improve assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital with self-harm and suicidal thoughts

    New guidelines to improve assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital with self-harm and suicidal thoughts

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    The Centre for Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention - Guidelines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital with self-harm and suicidal thought

  10. NEW GUIDELINES TO IMPROVE CARE OF ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE AT RISK OF SELF-HARM AND SUICIDE

    NEW GUIDELINES TO IMPROVE CARE OF ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE AT RISK OF SELF-HARM AND SUICIDE

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    Tanja Hirvonen, Bernard Leckning and Gary Robinson write: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have higher rates of hospitalisation involving self-harm in comparison with non-Indigenous Australians

  11. At Pioneer FC, suicide does discriminate

    At Pioneer FC, suicide does discriminate

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    Gary Robinson, a suicide researcher at Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin, traces a wave of suicides that hit Western Australia’s Kimberley region in recent years to the arrival of alcohol and cash-based economies, and a breakdown of cultural authority structures

  12. Urgent response ‘no fix for suicide’

    Urgent response ‘no fix for suicide’

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    Professor Gary Robinson said to get indigenous suicide rates back under control, Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt would need to “look through” many urgent calls for support

  13. New app uses real-life stories from Indigenous kids to help others deal with bullying

    New app uses real-life stories from Indigenous kids to help others deal with bullying

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    A group of Northern Territory youth workers, Aboriginal broadcasters and health researchers have launched a new digital resource.

  14. The Wire | NEW ONLINE TOOL INTRODUCED TO PREVENT BULLYING OF INDIGENOUS YOUTH

    The Wire | NEW ONLINE TOOL INTRODUCED TO PREVENT BULLYING OF INDIGENOUS YOUTH

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    Digital Trakz uses interactive cartoon graphics to present real-life scenarios of bullying and teasing that happens in the Indigenous communities and asks youth what they what do in particular situations.

  15. Digital Trakz - A resource to reduce the impact of teasing in the lives of Aboriginal youth

    Digital Trakz - A resource to reduce the impact of teasing in the lives of Aboriginal youth

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    A new resource has been launched in Darwin today designed to help youths cope with teasing and bullying.

  16. National Forum on Child Protection | The Stringer

    National Forum on Child Protection | The Stringer

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    A National Forum on Child Protection to be held in Darwin over three days – from June 26. Professor Gary Robinson will be one of the keynote presenters.

  17. ABC Radio AM | Belyuen Hip Hop on Mental Health

    ABC Radio AM | Belyuen Hip Hop on Mental Health

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    Teenagers in the Northern Territory Aboriginal community of Belyuen say they hope their hip hop video clip about mental illness will encourage other kids to be open about their problems. Professor Gary Robinson Director, Menzies Centre for Child Development and Education praised their efforts.

  18. Teenagers make hip hop clip about mental illness

    Teenagers make hip hop clip about mental illness

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    Teenagers in the Northern Territory Aboriginal community of Belyuen say they hope their hip hop video clip about mental illness will encourage other kids to be open about their problems.

  19. Menzies centre tackles Indigenous youth suicide this World Suicide Prevention Day

    Menzies centre tackles Indigenous youth suicide this World Suicide Prevention Day

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    A Northern Territory-based research project aimed at curbing high rates of Indigenous youth suicide will expand its critical work following a funding announcement made to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day (Wednesday, 10 September).

  20. Specialist supports the role of culture in communities to keep kids safe this National ATSI Children’s Day

    Specialist supports the role of culture in communities to keep kids safe this National ATSI Children’s Day

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    To mark National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children's Day 2014 (Monday, 4 August), one of Australia’s leading child development specialists has emphasised the importance of culture in the education and development of Indigenous children.

  21. Let's Start in the Tiwis

    Let's Start in the Tiwis

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    A program for pre-school aged kids with behavioural problems nurtures stronger relationships between parents and children.

  22. New study to investigate drivers of Indigenous suicide

    New study to investigate drivers of Indigenous suicide

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    The Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) will investigate the key drivers of suicide attempts and opportunities for prevention amongst Indigenous Australians in a new study.

  23. Fighting For Life

    Fighting For Life

    Our researchers traverse the country to speak to communities about preventing Indigenous suicide.

  24. National consultations seek answers to Indigenous suicide

    National consultations seek answers to Indigenous suicide

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    The Menzies School of Health Research will this week embark on a nationwide consultation on the development of Australia’s first national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy.

  25. Confronting the scourge of Indigenous Suicide

    Confronting the scourge of Indigenous Suicide

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    In June this year, the Menzies School of Health Research welcomed the Australian Government’s decision to appoint it to help develop the nation’s first National Indigenous Suicide Prevention Strategy.

  26. Menzies to lead development of Australia's first National Indigenous Suicide Prevention Strategy

    Menzies to lead development of Australia's first National Indigenous Suicide Prevention Strategy

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    Menzies School of Health Research has welcomed the Australian Government’s decision to appoint it to help develop the nation’s first National Indigenous Suicide Prevention Strategy.