NT suicide prevention community grants awarded

The Territory Government is working to deliver its promise on reducing the suicide rates in the NT, with a second round of 29 grants being awarded this financial year.

A total of $200 000 in grants has been allocated ranging from $1,000 – $10,000, with a focus on community-based activities.

Thamarrur Development Corporation in Wadeye, is using their $10,000 grant to run an Aboriginal Men’s Health & Wellness Camps, similar to one in Alice Springs where Tangentyere Council run the “Men Can Get Support” project.

Tennant Creek’s Time and Place Consulting & Collaboration group will be running the Tennant Creek Archive of Hope, Strengthen and Resilience: Women Stories; similarly in East Arnhem Land, a Resilience Workshop and Fashion Show run by Rachel Baker.

In Palmerston, Come Walk with Me NT has been provided with $4,000 to deliver their World Suicide Prevention Day walk event, where Territorians honour loved ones lost to suicide and increase awareness of the statistics and the devastation that suicide causes.

Territory wide, the Australian Sports Medicine Federation will be offering SafeTalk Training for 15 accredited Sports Trainers, making sure our kids are receiving positive messages in sports.

Over the next 10 years, The Territory Government is working to deliver its promise to reduce the suicide rate by half.

Source: NT Government