This report focuses on Indigenous injury deaths and their causes that occurred over a 5-year period (2011–12 to 2015–16). The report also examines long-term trends in injury deaths over a 15-year period.
This article by Tracy Westerman is feedback for the WA Government's response to the Inquiry examining the suicide of 13 Aboriginal children in the Kimberley.
This document outlines 12 key commitments by which the Western Australian Government will work to improve lived experiences for young Aboriginal people in the state, and particularly in the Kimberley region.
Qualitative study of psychosocial factors impacting on Aboriginal women’s management of chronic disease
This research aims to understand the roles and responsibilities taken on by Aboriginal women within their families and communities and how this affected their ability to manage their own health and chronic conditions.
The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation's (VACCHO) response to the Productivity Commission's draft report on Mental Health.
Suicide in rural and remote Australia: mental health strategies cannot effectively operate in isolation
This paper argues that a national rural and remote mental health strategy is necessary to improve the capacity of mental health services to combat the disturbing trend of high rates of suicide in remote and rural Australia. Also needed are other policies and strategies that...
National strategic framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ mental health and social and emotional wellbeing 2017-2023
The National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ Mental Health and Social and Emotional Wellbeing (2017-2023) sets out a comprehensive and culturally appropriate stepped care model that is equally applicable to both Indigenous specific and mainstream health services.
Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) has been represented on the Western Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Policy Working Group and, further to verbal advice already provided, provided a submission with formal written feedback on the policy.
Positive attitudes towards ethnic-racial identity (ERI) is a key factor in Aboriginal Australian children’s development. This study aims to offer evidence of construct and criterion validity, reliability, and measurement invariance of a brief measure of Aboriginal children’s ERI affirmation.
The 2019 Kimberley Empowered Young Leaders Forums in Broome and Kununurra were facilitated to build the skills, responsibility, confidence and capacity in young people.