• Health in Culture - Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Declaration Implementation Guide 
    A comprehensive guide for governments and organisations across the mental health system to implementing the Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Declaration as per Article 12.3 of the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan.
  • Health in Culture - Policy Concordance 
    The Policy Concordance cross references documents as diverse as the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, the National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s Mental Health Social and Emotional Wellbeing, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan and the Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Declaration, among many others. It sets out clearly what is required of Australian governments, PHNs and the mental health system overall to improve the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health of, and prevent suicide among, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 







International Initiative on Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) Exchange, Cairns Indigenous Match

IIMHL is a unique international collaboration that focuses on improving mental health and addiction services through international innovation sharing, networking and problem solving across countries and agencies. The 2017 IIMHL Exchange (or conference) was held from 27 February to 3 March 2017 in Sydney. 

A part of the 2017 IIMHL Exchange was the Cairns Indigenous Match (or workshop) - Healing and Empowerment: Indigenous Leadership in Suicide Prevention. This match was co-hosted by NATSILMH, the Queensland Mental Health Commission and Queensland Department of Health and attended by Australian, Canadian and New Zealand Indigenous leaders and experts in mental health and suicide prevention. 

For more information download:


Work Plan

Sydney Declaration

Wharerata Declaration