(meaning “Cover Myself”)
187 Riverside Drive, Airds, NSW 2560
Suicide Prevention A Strong Mind is A Strong Spirit
Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation is committed to reducing the intergenerational grief loss and trauma that still impacts our communities and youth today. For every family that we can help heal and nourish, our community will grow stronger and our futures glow brighter.
“Darryl Wright CEO”
About the Program
Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for Indigenous Australians living in NSW compared to 17th for Non – Indigenous Australians.
Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation welcomes being a part of the NSW Governments Building on Resilience in Aboriginal Communities Initiative. This initiative is part of Towards Zero Suicides a NSW Premier’s Priority and the NSW Government Investment of $87 million over three years.
The funding was allocated to 12 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) across NSW. This funding will support community – led and culturally appropriate initiatives to tackle these important issues.
Tharawal AMS has entered into a service partnership with Lifeline Macarthur and Headspace Campbelltown to provide suicide prevention support and training opportunities to local Aboriginal youth, community members and Elders in the Macarthur, Wollondilly and Wingecaribee local council areas.
Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation will be working closely and have signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding with Campbelltown City Council, Wollondilly Shire Council and Wingercarribee Shire Council to provide a regional approach to suicide prevention and aftercare support. The MoU aims to strengthen support services networks and form regional working parties made up of local Aboriginal community members and people with lived experience, to inform local decision-making policy and programs around suicide prevention, suicide support services and aftercare support in the three regions providing a multi sector approach.
If you are in need of urgent, emergency help please call 000 and request an ambulance.
Need to speak to someone now?
Contact Lifeline Australia – 13 11 14 – Crisis Support. Suicide Prevention.
If you would like a confidential discussion with one of our support workers, please call Tharawal AMS on (02) 02 4628 4837 or you can use the contact form below and we will contact you as soon as possible.
Thank you, Tharawal AMS
Proudly supported and funded by:
NSW Ministry of Health