First Peoples mental health

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Indigenous mental health
NARROWER TERMS
Journal article

Impact of racism and discrimination on physical and mental health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples living in Australia: a systematic scoping review

This systematic scoping review aimed to assess, synthesise, and analyse the evidence in Australia about the impacts of racism on the mental and physical health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Report

Improving mental health outcomes for Indigenous Australians in the criminal justice system

This report synthesises available evidence from programs and initiatives that aim to improve mental health for Indigenous Australians who have contact with the criminal justice system.
Report

Breaking the Silence

This summary report presents the key findings of a state-wide survey completed by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, living in Western Australia and identifying as LGBTIQ+.
Strategy

ACCHS Social and emotional wellbeing: service model

This report presents a strategy for the WA Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services’ Social and Emotional Wellbeing Model and has been informed by a review of relevant literature and consultations with Aboriginal Health Council of WA Member Services during 2018.
Strategy

National mental health and suicide prevention plan

This strategy document recognises that Australians need a system that acts early to help people before mental health conditions and suicidal distress worsen. It also suggests that whole-of-government and whole-of-community changes are needed to deliver preventative, compassionate, and effective care.
Journal article

Opinions and perceptions of Indigenous mental health applications from service providers and youth samples: a pilot study

This journal article evaluates opinions and perceptions around managing health and the relevance of available mental health applications for Indigenous youth by surveying values of Indigenous service providers and youth samples in a regional area, in order to better target online mental health information.
Journal article

An exploration of interventions for healing intergeneration trauma to develop successful healing programs for Aboriginal Australians: a literature review

This article explores literature about Indigenous people from around the world to seek interventions which have been successful in healing intergenerational trauma.
Evaluation

Summative evaluation of the national Indigenous critical response service: final report

This report is an evaluation of the development and implementation of the National Indigenous Crisis Response Service, providing support for individuals and families who have experienced a suicide or other traumatic event in their family network.
Report

Wellbeing and healing through connection and culture

This review summarises the emerging research and knowledge, key themes and principles surrounding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural perspectives and concepts of healing and social and emotional wellbeing as they relate to suicide prevention.
Working paper

Language use is connected to indicators of wellbeing: evidence from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey 2014–15

Applying cross-sectional regressions analysis to data from the 2014–15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS), this study examines the link between the use of Indigenous languages and a range of wellbeing indicators.
Report

“He’s never coming back”: People with disabilities dying in Western Australia’s prisons

This report examines the cases of eight people with disabilities who died in custody in Western Australia between 2015 and 2020, six of whom were Aboriginal people.
Journal article

What are the resourcing requirements for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care research project?

This article explores the findings of a research project that aimed to determine the validity of a previously developed culturally adapted depression screening tool for Indigenous people.
Discussion paper

Discussion paper on renewing the 2013 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy

Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia have produced this discussion paper which identifies key elements of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy (NATSISPS) for renewal, changes to the policy space since 2013, and questions as to how the NATSISPS could be updated...
Report

Aboriginal participatory action research: an Indigenous research methodology strengthening decolonisation and social and emotional wellbeing

This report articulates how and why Indigenous knowledge and research methodologies need to be recognised as critical components of research to improve social and emotional wellbeing for First Nations people.
Report

A profile of suicide and self-harm in the Kimberley

In Australia, suicide is a prominent public health concern and previous research has identified the disproportionately high rates of suicide in Aboriginal communities This report profiles self-harm, suicide attempts and completed suicide in the Kimberley region.
Guide

Promising practice guide: improving the social and emotional wellbeing of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with severe and complex mental health needs

This practice guide aims to support service providers, commissioners and policy-makers to adopt strengths-based, equitable and culturally responsive approaches that better meet the social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.
Strategy

Journey of wellbeing

This document contributes to the ongoing conversation about good practice in supporting Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing.
Journal article

Why validation is not enough: setting the scene for the implementation of the Kimberley Mum’s Mood Scale

This is an exploration of the Kimberley Mum’s Mood Scale (KMMS) to see if it can be clinically used as a culturally appropriate perinatal depression and anxiety screening tool for Aboriginal woman living in the Kimberley.
Report

"Don't judge, and listen": Experiences of stigma and discrimination related to problematic alcohol and other drug use

This report is the outcome of research into the effect of stigma and discrimination on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a lived experience of alcohol and other drug use.
Report

A national COVID-19 pandemic issues paper on mental health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

This report calls for a coordinated response based on best practice research in Indigenous psychology and mental health.