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Effective strategies to strengthen the mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Posted on: 24 November, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 4, October 2014 – December 2014
Related to Closing the gap Social and emotional wellbeing

Dudgeon P, Walker R, Scrine C, Shepherd C, Calma T, Ring I (2014)
Effective strategies to strengthen the mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This report draws on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, theoretical understandings, and available evidence, to derive strategies that effectively address the mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The paper provides an evidence based discussion of factors that influence the effective development, implementation and outcomes of initiatives to address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing issues. The paper also discusses whether current investment in the area is aligned with available evidence on what works.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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