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Reducing the mental health impact of Indigenous incarceration on people, communities and services

Posted on: 27 November, 2017
Issue: Vol 17 No 4, October 2017 – December 2017
Related to Social and emotional wellbeing Offender health

Tongs J, Peachey L, Watson M, Nelson J (2017)
Reducing the mental health impact of Indigenous incarceration on people, communities and services
Melbourne, Vic: Mental Health Professionals Network

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) facilitated a mental health webinar in conjunction with the Mental Health Professionals Network as part of its professional development work. This mental health webinar focused on reducing the mental health impacts of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander incarceration on people, communities and services. The webinar is a question and answer format, with a panel of experts, who explore the key issues and impact that incarceration has on individuals, families and communities. The panel also discuss strategies to enhance cultural awareness and develop responsive services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities affected by incarceration. Strategies to increase self-esteem and enhance emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing of individuals are also explored.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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