Topics: Social and emotional wellbeing

This list is a topic specific collection of information relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. It includes peer reviewed original articles and reports and non-peer reviewed summaries or reviews published in the HealthBulletin. Journal articles, reports and other publications, conference presentations, theses, resources and websites published or presented elsewhere are also included. Please see the about section for further information.

World Indigenous Cancer Conference 2016

The World Indigenous Cancer Conference (WICC) was held in Brisbane, Queensland from 12 – 14 April 2016. The theme of the inaugural conference was Connecting, communicating and collaborating across the globe. The aim of the conference was to provide opportunities to foster new collaboration, enhance capacity and share knowledge and information about cancer and Indigenous people internationally. […]


The Jekkora group: an Aboriginal model of early identification, and support of persons with psychological distress and suicidal ideation in rural communities

Hearn S, Wanganeen G, Sutton K, Isaacs A (2016) The Jekkora group: an Aboriginal model of early identification, and support of persons with psychological distress and suicidal ideation in rural communities Advances in Mental Health: Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention; Latest articles: (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/18387357.2016.1196110)


Factors contributing to delayed diagnosis of cancer among Aboriginal people in Australia: a qualitative study

Shahid S, Teng T-H K, Bessarab D, Aoun S, Baxi S, Thompson SC (2016) Factors contributing to delayed diagnosis of cancer among Aboriginal people in Australia: a qualitative study BMJ Open; 6(6): e010909 Retrieved 3 June 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010909


Strategies to improve maternal health for indigenous women and children

de-Vitry Smith S (2016) Strategies to improve maternal health for indigenous women and children Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal; 23: (43)


Health workers’ views of help seeking and suicide among Aboriginal people in rural Victoria

Isaacs AN, Sutton K, Hearn S, Wanganeen G, Dudgeon P (2016) Health workers’ views of help seeking and suicide among Aboriginal people in rural Victoria Australian Journal of Rural Health; Early view: (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajr.12303)


Positive community responses to an arts–health program designed to tackle diabetes and kidney disease in remote Aboriginal communities in Australia: a qualitative study

Sinclair C, Stokes A, Jeffries-Stokes C, Daly J (2016) Positive community responses to an arts–health program designed to tackle diabetes and kidney disease in remote Aboriginal communities in Australia: a qualitative study Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; Early View: (1-6)


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations: online services report – key results 2014-15

Rodgers R, Kovacevic C, Zhang X, Tuttle R, Nebe B (2016) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations: online services report – key results 2014-15 Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2014-15

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2014-15 Retrieved 28 April 2016 from http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4714.0?OpenDocument


Understanding autism

Autism Queensland (2016) Understanding autism Brisbane: Autism Queensland This short film aims to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families understand and recognise the early signs of autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).


The West Australian Indigenous storybook: celebrating and sharing good news stories: the Perth & Peel edition

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2015) The West Australian Indigenous storybook: celebrating and sharing good news stories: the Perth & Peel edition 7th ed. Perth: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA


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