Our people are powerful and we believe in the strength of community. We are dedicated to empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through delivering our Social and Emotional Wellbeing services.

Thirrili responds to the collective trauma of suicide with coordinated services to provide holistic care. Drawing upon community resources and interdisciplinary services, we offer support through developing a care plan, following Wellbeing Songlines aligned to individual and community knowledges, strengths and lived experience. Our service is a culturally safe support system that respects the grieving process and paves a path toward healing.

We understand the importance of staying flexible, we respect and uphold local cultural protocols and practices related to mourning and Sorry Business.


Our Strategic Response Service Priorities

Supporting and strengthening individuals, families and communities

•Provide culturally led healing and trauma informed care through timely and responsive case coordination during times of grief and sorry business.

•Suicide postvention is prevention.

Social and emotional wellbeing

•Healing and strength though connections to Country, culture, community, family, and spirituality

•A holistic Model of Care and Health guided by Aboriginal worldviews.

Respect and honouring

•Our work respects the sovereignty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

•We honour the distinct and diverse ways of knowing, being, and doing among First Nations Peoples.

Postvention experts

•Our people are experienced and skilled and provide culturally informed suicide postvention and care.

•We are informed by lived experience and best practice.

Intergenerational Trauma

•Acknowledging the ongoing historical and traumatic effects of colonial dispossession on the health, wellbeing, and vitality of First Nations peoples.

•Suicide is a result and symptom of historical trauma.

Interdisciplinary Engagement

•Strengthen place-based service delivery capacity and engagement.

•Increase alignment and responsiveness of service delivery providers to provide wrap-around care at critical times.



Thirrili Welcomes Referrals from Community Members and All Services Across Australia and Torres Strait Islands.

Thirrili Referral Process offers guidance and support for individuals, families, and communities impacted by suicide or other traumatic, unexpected death.

If you wish to make a referral, find the information here:

Make a Referral