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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

New app to improve Indigenous mental health featured on World mental health day

Date posted: 10 October 2013

A Menzies School of Health Research iPad app aimed at improving Indigenous mental health has featured on World mental health day, 10 October 2013.

The Stay strong iPad app, developed by Indigenous people for Indigenous people, was developed under the Australian integrated mental health initiative - Northern Territory (AIMHi-NT) project. It is designed to promote wellbeing by examining strengths, worries, and the goals or changes people would like to achieve in their lives.

Menzies Associate Professor Tricia Nagel, a member of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet's Social and Emotional Wellbeing Reference Group, was involved in the development of the app, and hopes that it will provide cost-effective, evidence-based mental health and substance misuse interventions to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.

'With World mental health day on 10 October it's important to remember that mental health is more than just treating mental illnesses; it is about our overall emotional wellbeing which is so important for positive health and life outcomes,' Associate Professor Nagel said.

The Stay strong iPad app is currently being trialled with selected health service providers.

Source: Menzies School of Health Research

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Associate Professor Tricia Nagel
Menzies School of Health Research
Building 58
Royal Darwin Hospital Campus
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 8196
Fax: (08) 8927 5187
Email: trish.nagel@menzies.edu.au
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Last updated: 10 October 2013
 
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