Commitment to Aboriginal Youth Wellbeing Progress Report
The first annual progress report on the WA Government’s Commitment to Aboriginal Youth Wellbeing has been released by the Minister for Mental Health, the Hon. Stephen Dawson MLC.
The progress report provides an update on the Government’s efforts to reduce the rate of Aboriginal youth suicide and enhance the social and emotional wellbeing of young Aboriginal people across WA. This includes progress made towards the recommendations from the State Coroner’s inquest into the deaths of 13 children and young people in the Kimberley, and Learnings from the Message Stick: the Report of the Inquiry into Aboriginal Youth Suicide in Remote Areas.
We respectfully acknowledge and pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past, present and emerging; and acknowledge the diversity and strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities today.
We remember those we have lost to suicide, and their families, friends, loved ones and others affected by their deaths.
We would in particular, like to acknowledge young Aboriginal people together along with their families and carers that contributed to the development of the Commitment to Aboriginal Youth Wellbeing.