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Walk together, learn together, work together: a practical guide for the training of Aboriginal mental health professionals in New South Wales

Posted on: 20 December, 2010
Issue: Vol 10 No 4, October - December 2010
Related to Social and emotional wellbeing New South Wales Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

Watson C, Harrison N, Brideson T, Greenwood C (2010)
Walk together, learn together, work together: a practical guide for the training of Aboriginal mental health professionals in New South Wales
Sydney: Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health

This guide is a resource designed especially for the Aboriginal mental health worker training program. The aim of the program is to increase the availability of accessible, culturally appropriate mental health services to Aboriginal people by increasing the capacity of the Aboriginal mental health workforce.

The three year training program incorporates three components: workplace, university and clinical placements. Together, these components develop competent Aboriginal mental health clinicians. Aboriginal mental health worker trainees are employed with NSW Health as part of mental health teams.

Area health services are committed to ensuring management, support and guidance to trainees in order to complete the degree within the boundaries of the workplace.

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