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Living on the edge: social and emotional wellbeing risk and protective factors for serious psychological distress among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

This paper has been prepared by the Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association (AIPA) to generate discussion around the determinants of Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB), and to provide a range of recommendations for addressing the current gap in social and emotional wellbeing between Indigenous and...

What do Aboriginal women think is good antenatal care?

This report documents the first phase of the research project entitled Developing a Health Information System to Support Continuous Improvement in Antenatal Care for Aboriginal Women in the Central Australian Region. The project consisted of four major elements: a literature review; consultations with Aboriginal women...

'Sort of like reading a map'

Over the past ten years or so, there has been a dramatic rise in the general appreciation and development of Aboriginal visual art practices in south-east Australia. Although Aboriginal people in the south-east (which in this report is the whole of Victoria including the adjoining...

The overburden report: Contracting for Indigenous health services

In Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health organisations play a significant role as providers of essential primary health care (PHC) in rural, remote and urban settings. Australian governments have developed policies and funding programs to support this growing health sector. But the current...

The role of spirituality in social and emotional wellbeing initiatives: The Family Wellbeing Program at Yarrabah

The relationship between spirituality, religion and health is an emerging area of research worldwide. Although the available evidence generally supports a positive association between religious beliefs, spirituality and health, the reasons underlying this association are not well understood. This paper explores the role that spirituality...