The book is intended for staff and students and all health practitioners working in areas that support Indigenous mental health and wellbeing. Working Together offers a high quality, comprehensive examination of issues and strategies influencing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and social and emotional wellbeing.
The new book includes several new chapters. It examines issues across the life course, with a greater focus on children and young people; the significant impacts of mental health in the justice system; the cultural determinants of social and emotional wellbeing and intellectual and development disabilities. It includes holisitic models of care, as well as interdisciplinary and inter-professional approaches and working with carers to deliver an even more robust text and resource.
Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice was funded by the Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Telethon Kids Institute / Kulunga Aboriginal Research Development Unit in collaboration with the University of Western Australia.