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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 show that young Aboriginal people and 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 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

Why attend:

International key note speakers

Over 100 delegates

Speakers from across the country

Practical case studies from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised when viewing this website that it may contain names, images, voices, photos of people who may have since passed away.

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  4. Australia

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