Indigenous mental health

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Journal article

Community perspectives of complex trauma assessment for Aboriginal parents: ‘It's important, but how these discussions are held is critical’

This paper describes views of predominantly Aboriginal stakeholders regarding the relative importance of complex trauma assessment, and how to conduct these sensitive discussions with Aboriginal parents.
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.
Journal article

Addressing inequities in Indigenous mental health and wellbeing through transformative and decolonising research and practice

This paper discusses the current mental health and social and emotional wellbeing in Indigenous Australian mental health and wellbeing, the gaps in research, the need for transformative and decolonising research and practice, and the opportunities and recommendations to address existing mental health inequities.
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.