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This project focuses on the ways in which communities find things that, at the local level, provide support to people with a mental illness. In understanding this, the project explored how communities are resilient and how resilience can be further developed. The project focused on...
These guidelines have been written to fill a significant gap in resources available to Primary Health Care and Mental Health services.
Inspiration for the document rose from the recognition of the need for a key practical resource and tools to guide training, management and...
This study aimed to identify barriers to assessment for clinicians working with Aboriginal people in a remote context, and evaluate characteristics of assessments that clinicians considered to be more or less appropriate and thereby identify potential ways forward.
The Audit of Disability Research in Australia (hereafter the Audit) identified research about people with disabilities, including psychosocial disability, and their families and carers living in Australia. The Audit covered both scientific and grey literature published in Australia between the years 2000–2013.
Rates of mental illness do not vary much across the country - this infographic shows that about 20 per cent of Australians had a mental health problem in the past 12 months. However Medicare expenditure per person is much lower in rural and remote areas....
This paper has two purposes: to draw attention to the unacceptable rates of rural suicide and to suggest where attention should be focused if people are serious about making a difference.
This submission is made on behalf of the Centre for Research Excellence in Integrated Quality Improvement (CRE-IQI).
Fostering the development of community groups can be an important part of boosting community participation and improving health and well-being outcomes in rural communities. In this article, we examine whether psychological well-being and resilience are linked to participating in particular kinds of...
This article reviews the social work literature on ICT, draws on research on tele-psychology and tele-education, and provides suggestions on how to enhance engagement with ICT by social workers to implement and provide mental health services and supports tailored to community values, needs, and preferences...
This report makes 18 recommendations to government, including calling for a national rural and remote mental health strategy to address the low rates of access to mental health services and the high rate of suicide in Australia's rural and remote communities.