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The mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, families and communities

Posted on: 8 April, 2013
Issue: Vol 13 No 2, April 2013 – June 2013
Related to Cultural ways Social and emotional wellbeing Social issues

Holland C, Dudgeon P, Milroy H (2013)
The mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, families and communities
Canberra: National Mental Health Commission

This comprehensive paper provides great insight into the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It builds on the information contained in A contributing life: the 2012 national report on mental health and suicide prevention by exploring more broadly the story of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the multitude of factors that impact on the mental health and wellbeing of this population. The paper is presented in three parts, with Part 1 providing an overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ mental health and social and emotional wellbeing. Part 2 reports on the unmet need for social and emotional wellbeing and mental health services and programs, and Part 3 focuses on national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and mental health policy.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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