Leilani Darwin was the proud recipient of the 2016 National LiFE Award for Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention, presented by Wesley Lifeforce at the National Suicide Prevention Conference 2016.
Leilani is a proud Aboriginal woman driven by her personal lived experience of suicide, working with young people at headspace Inala. Through her partnerships with the Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Program (SPAMHP), the Inala Elders Corporation, and various other local community organisations, Leilani designed and developed the United Health Education and Learning Program (UHELP) in consultation with the community. Leilani speaks with Suicide Prevention Australia about her program and approach to community consultations.
UHELP is referenced in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP) Report. More info and a link to download the report at https://www.suicidepreventionaust.org...
It is so important to talk openly and safely about suicide although it may trigger difficult emotions in you. If so, please talk about how you’re feeling with a trusted family member, friend or people at one of these organisations: Lifeline on 13 11 14, MensLine 1300 78 99 78, Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 or Kids Helpline 1800 551800 FREE