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.

Building capacity towards health leadership in remote Indigenous communities in Cape York

Lavarack G, Hill K, Akenson L, Corrie R (2008) Building capacity towards health leadership in remote Indigenous communities in Cape York. Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin 9(1). Retrieved [access date] from http://healthbulletin.org.au/articles/building-capacity-towards-health-leadership-in-remote-indigenous-communities-in-cape-york/


Preventing crime and promoting rights for Indigenous young people with cognitive disabilities and mental health issues

Australian Human Rights Commission, Calma T (2008) Preventing crime and promoting rights for Indigenous young people with cognitive disabilities and mental health issues. (Report no. 3) Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission


Implementation of Indigenous mental health training in Victoria

Duke M, Ewen S (2008) Implementation of Indigenous mental health training in Victoria. Australasian Psychiatry;


“If the land is healthy … it makes the people healthy”: the relationship between caring for country and health for the Yorta Yorta Nation, Boonwurrung and Bangerang Tribes

Kingsley JY, Townsend M, Phillips R, Aldous D (2008) “If the land is healthy … it makes the people healthy”: the relationship between caring for country and health for the Yorta Yorta Nation, Boonwurrung and Bangerang Tribes. Health and Place;15(1):291-299


Australian Indigenous Mental Health

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health website has been developed by The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), in collaboration with Beyondblue: the national depression initiative.


A review of the social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous Australian peoples – considerations, challenges and opportunities (peer reviewed)

Garvey D (2008) A review of the social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous Australian peoples – considerations, challenges and opportunities. Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin 8(4). Retrieved [access date] from http://healthbulletin.org.au/articles/a-review-of-the-social-and-emotional-wellbeing-of-indigenous-australian-peoples-considerations-challenges-and-opportunities/


Working with Indigenous survivors of sexual assault

Cox D (2008) Working with Indigenous survivors of sexual assault. (ACSSA Wrap no.5) Melbourne: Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault


Heavy cannabis use and depressive symptoms in three Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory

Lee KSK, Clough AR, Jaragba MJ, Conigrave KM, Patton GC (2008) Heavy cannabis use and depressive symptoms in three Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Medical Journal of Australia;188(10):605-608


Beyond sorry: the first steps in laying claim to a future that embraces all Australians.

Pulver LRJ, Fitzpatrick SA (2008) Beyond sorry: the first steps in laying claim to a future that embraces all Australians. Medical Journal of Australia;188(10):556-558


Launch of publication: Indigenous identity in contemporary psychology: dilemmas, developments, directions

An important new publication – ‘Indigenous identity in contemporary psychology: dilemmas, developments, directions’ – was launched at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies of Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia on 30 April.


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