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Community consultations & development of best practice guidelines for funded service organisations and Indigenous families and carers of people with tier 3 psychiatric disability in remote West Australian Indigenous communities: a practical design fund project: final research report

Posted on: 2 October, 2013
Issue: Vol 13 No 4, October 2013 - December 2013
Related to Disability Social and emotional wellbeing Remote Rural Western Australia

Arafmi (2013)
Community consultations & development of best practice guidelines for funded service organisations and Indigenous families and carers of people with tier 3 psychiatric disability in remote West Australian Indigenous communities: a practical design fund project: final research report
Canberra: DisabilityCare Australia

This report was produced to inform those responsible for the rollout and sustainability of the National disabilities insurance scheme (NDIS) of the needs of carers and families of people with mental health disabilities in Indigenous rural and remote communities in Western Australia. Using data gathered from focus groups and individual interviews, this report outlines the challenges for the successful implementation of the NDIS, highlights the specific needs of carers and families involved with Indigenous people with psychiatric disabilities, and discusses how Indigenous people socially and culturally construct mental illness. The conclusion of the report includes detailed recommendations and specific guidelines designed to maximise the success of the NDIS implementation in rural and remote Indigenous communities.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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