Journal article

How can mobile applications support suicide prevention gatekeepers in Australian Indigenous communities?

Kelly Brown, Maree Toombs, Bushra Nasir, Steve Kisely, Geetha Ranmuthugala, Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, Geoffrey C Nicholson, Neeraj S Gill, Noel S Hayman, Srinivas Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan, Leanne Hides



RATIONALE: Suicide prevention training in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is a national health priority in Australia. OBJECTIVE: This paper describes a qualitative study to increase understanding of how a mobile application (app) could be used to support suicide prevention gatekeepers in Indigenous communities. We respectfully use the term Indigenous to refer to Australian peoples of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent. METHOD: Two participatory design workshops were held with 12 participants who were either Indigenous health workers or community members. The workshops first explored what knowledge, skills, and support suicide prevention gatekeepers in Indigeno..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by NHMRC

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant (APP1076729) and the Australian Government Department of Health Rural Clinical Training and Support scheme. LH's research is funded by an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (APP1119098). SLB-O's research is funded by a Career Development Fellowship from the NHMRC (APP1107510) and a Research Fellowship from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne.