Heal Our Way is a NSW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Campaign funded by NSW Ministry of Health under the Towards Zero Suicides (TZS), and is led by Cox Inall Ridgeway in partnership with Aboriginal Communities within NSW.
The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness of suicide within Aboriginal communities in NSW and to encourage help seeking from community by equipping them with the skills to have safe conversations around suicide and empowering Aboriginal communities to reach out for support.
Heal Our Way recognises that cultural identity, belonging and connectedness are central toAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing and are protective factors that assist in managing life stressors.
The TZS Statewide Community Response Package for Aboriginal People will be delivered across NSW through awareness raising and engaging services through the:
- Development and implementation of a social media campaign and other promotional campaigns happening within communities;
- Development and implementation of support tools and resources; and
- On ground activations including Community events and strengths-based yarning circles.