Jaru Pirrjirdi Suicide Prevention Project

  • Research program: Prevention and early intervention
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: March 2008
  • Expected end date: March 2011
  • Completion date: December 2010
  • Funded by: Mt Theo-Yuendumu Substance Misuse Aboriginal Corporation
  • Lead organisation:

This project is an evaluation of the Jaru Pirrjirdi Project, which is a part of the Mt Theo-Yuendumu Substance Misuse Program (MYSMAC). The Jaru Pirrjirdi Project serves as a significant mechanism for the empowerment of young adults aged 17-25 within Yuendumu community. The project aims to develop them as young community leaders, in turn preventing suicide and substance misuse, especially petrol sniffing. The evaluation will measure and evaluate the processes and the overall effectiveness of the Program model.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
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Dr Annalee Stearne
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1630
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Chief Investigator

Alcohol policy and strategies


Professor Sherry Saggers
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1600
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This project aligns with the following Sustainable Development Goals and Targets: