Critical Response Service
National Indigenous Critical Response Service (NICRS)
The incidence of suicide among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is more than double the rate of other Australians.
To assist families and communities affected by suicide and other trauma, the Australian Government has established a National Indigenous Critical Response Service (NICRS), funded under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy. The value of the program over three years is
Healthcare Management Advisors (HMA) is honoured to have been appointed by the Minister to auspice this significant initiative.
The NICRS was launched by the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, the Hon. Nigel Scullion, MP, on Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria on Monday, 23 January 2017.
Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion, Minister for Indigenous Affairs (left), launched the National Indigenous Critical Response Service (NICRS), with Anindilyakwa Land Council Chair Tony Wurramarrba, and NICRS Project Director Adele Cox.
(Left to right) NICRS Lead Critical Response Support Advocate Gerry Georgatos, HMA Managing Director Wayne Kinrade, NICRS Project Director Adele Cox, Anindilyakwa Land Council Chair Tony Wurramarrba, and Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion, Minister for Indigenous Affairs
Click here to access the NICRS home page.
If you or someone you know is suicidal please call one of the following national helplines:
- Lifeline Counselling Service: 13 11 14
- Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 (cost of a local call)