Cultural Solutions: Understanding Suicide 

Cultural Solutions: Understanding Suicide was a public forum held in Canberra with live streaming across Australia. Held by the Healing Foundation on July 4 2014, the forum discussed the critical issue of suicide and wellbeing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The keynote speaker was Professor Michael Chandler and panel members included Pat Anderson AO, Professor Ngiare Brown, Jeremy Donovan and MC Greg Turnbull.

The discussion focused on the effects of trauma and how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are applying cultural solutions to promote healing in their communities.

A full video of the Cultural Solutions: Understanding Suicide public forum is now available to watch in the media player below.


The Healing Foundation invited the online community to contribute to the conversation by sending in questions and comments using the Twitter hashtag #CulturalSolutions. See all the comments below.

Live Blog Healing Foundation: Understanding Suicide

For people who may be experiencing sadness or trauma during this event please visit these links to services and support; or

Call Lifeline 13 11 14

Suicide callback service 1300 659 467

For young people 5-25 years
Call kids help line 1800 55 1800