Evaluation of suicide prevention activities

Healing Through the Map

Page last updated: January 2014

1. Project Profile

Project Name(s)Healing Through the Map
Funded OrganisationInjury Control Council of WA
Geographical AreaLocal
State/TerritoryWestern Australia
LIFE Action Areas
  • Building individual resilience and the capacity for self-help
  • Improving community strength, resilience and capacity in suicide prevention
Target Groups
  • Indigenous populations
  • Rural and remote communities

2. Project Description

The aim of the project was to build the capacity of communities to recognise and respond appropriately to people at risk of suicide with a focus on Aboriginal communities and families and Aboriginal health workers involved in the justice system in the South West and Great Southern regions of Western Australia.

This project focused on delivering 'Map of Loss' workshops to provide participants with skills to make positive life decisions, build personal resilience and social and emotional well-being. The 'Map of Loss' is a simple visual tool aimed at developing coping skills, building resilience, increasing self-awareness and promoting self care by raising awareness of responses to stressors and challenges in life and the processes of change. The project did not receive funding beyond June 2012.

3. Activities

The key activities undertaken by the project were:
  • Delivering Map of Loss workshops and Map of Loss theory workshops
  • Facilitation of intersectoral collaboration and formalisation of partnerships with relevant service providers, through: formal linkages with relevant providers in the region, integration of 'Map of Loss' with existing Indigenous programs and agencies, connecting Aboriginal people with local services that support their healing process
  • Developing formalised approach for the follow-up and ongoing support of workshop participants and referral support if required
  • Providing information to workshop participants on other health and suicide bereavement/postvention services
  • Improving promotion of Map of Loss workshops
  • Supporting facilitators of Map of Loss with an Aboriginal Health Worker to ensure cultural security and connections. Top of page

4. Funding

  • Round 1
    • NSPP funding
      • 2006/07 - $292,245
      • 2007/08 - $275,400
      • 2008/09 - $382,355
    • % project funding - not applicable
  • Round 2
    • NSPP funding
      • 2009/10 - $202,821
      • 2010/11 - $261,942
    • % project funding - No data supplied
  • Round 3
    • NSPP funding
      • 2011/12 - $266,657
      • 2012/13 - not applicable
    • % project funding - no data supplied

5. Staffing

  • Round 1 (2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09)
    • Number staff positions funded (FTE) - not applicable
    • Number staff positions filled (FTE) - not applicable
  • Round 2 (2009/10, 2010/11)
    • Number staff positions funded (FTE) - no data supplied
    • Number staff positions filled (FTE) - no data supplied
  • Round 3 (2011/12, 2012/13)
    • Number staff positions funded (FTE) - no data supplied
    • Number staff positions filled (FTE) - no data supplied