The wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youths is concerning, with a growing number of young people suffering from deteriorating health.
Research shows that young Aboriginal people are four times more likely to commit suicide compared to their non-Indigenous peers and 33 per cent reported having serious mental health issues.
The high youth-suicide rates are an indicator that something is seriously wrong and the Australian society, its communities, service providers and people need to take action now to turn the statistics around.
The 3rd National Indigenous Social & Emotional Wellbeing Forum has been developed together with community and industry leaders to provide attendees with the tools on how to better support Indigenous children and youth at risk and how to create communities that allows Indigenous children and youths to thrive.
Attend this forum and learn how to:
- Provide support and meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youths
- Collaborate and create communities that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youths to thrive
- Tackle drug, alcohol and gambling addictions
- Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youths in youth and detention centres