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Strategies and practices for promoting the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Posted on: 4 March, 2013
Issue: Vol 13 No 1, January 2013 – March 2013
Related to Closing the gap Cultural ways Social and emotional wellbeing

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse (2013)
Strategies and practices for promoting the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This paper provides information on programs developed to promote social and emotional wellbeing and prevent mental illness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. The paper identifies national initiatives, Indigenous specific programs, and non-Indigenous specific programs and reports on the efficacy of these programs in enhancing the mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. A summary of the findings is also provided highlighting the elements of effective and ineffective SEWB programs, and the areas that require further investigation.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract