Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice
A new book on social and emotional wellbeing Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice, edited by Nola Purdie, Pat Dudgeon and Roz Walker was released in July 2010.
It was developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research and the Kulunga Research Network, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research with funding through the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
The book offers a high quality, comprehensive examination of issues and strategies influencing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and social and emotional wellbeing.
The Working Together book contains 21 chapters and is divided into four parts.
Part 1 contains four chapters that outline the historical, social, cultural, and policy contexts that have shaped Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing.
Part 2 contains seven chapters on a number of issues that are particularly relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing.
Part 3 contains five chapters that focus on practice within the field.
Part 4 presents examples of models and programs for practitioners working with different groups.
Electronic pdf copy
You can download the complete book as a single pdf or download individual chapters and sections.
Please note: A correction has been made on page 94 which is reflected in the full pdf above and chapter 7 below. If you would like to replace this page in the original printed book or pdf, you can download the single page below.
Components of the book:
Chapter 11 - Indigenous family violence: pathways forward[288KB]
Chapter 21 - Mental health programs and services [112KB]