July 13, 2018

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS CRITICAL RESPONSE SERVICE

The National Indigenous Critical Response Service has been funded by the Commonwealth Government of Australia to provide a critical response to support individuals, families and communities affected by suicide or other trauma that is culturally responsive to their needs.  Critical Response Support Advocates can be invited by families to advocate on their behalf to ensure they are able to access the supports they need in their time of grief. The service also works to strengthen community capacity by coordinating and responding to family and community needs when a suicide or other traumatic event occurs in communities.  They also work with communities to prevent suicide, by addressing some of the local factors that can contribute to suicide.

To contact a Critical Response Support Advocate call 1800 805 801 24 hours, 7 days a week or visit their website for more information.