4 June 2021
Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia (GDPSA) have been asked by the Australian Government to renew the 2013 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy (NATSISPS) in consultation with stakeholders and community members.
The RACGP welcomes the draft Strategy as it is determined by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experts and based on the best available evidence. This submission reinforces the need for a central role for general practice in mental health and suicide prevention; and the need for robust and equitable funding commitments to ensure workforce development and sustainability.
This submission follows our earlier contributions on the renewal of the 2013 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy.