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Date posted: 2 May 2014
The Working Together team, Kulunga Aboroginal Research Development Unit at the Telethon Kids Institute have released a new edition of the Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice resource.
Working together offers a high quality, comprehensive examination of issues and strategies influencing Indigenous mental health and social and emotional wellbeing, and is designed for health workers, mental health practitioners, those working in areas supporting Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing, as well as students.
The new edition - edited by Pat Dudgeon, Helen Milroy and Roz Walker - contains a number of new chapters, providing more information on children and young people. It examines issues across the life course; the significant impacts of mental health in the justice system; the cultural determinants of social and emotional wellbeing and intellectual and development disabilities. It includes holisitic models of care, as well as interdisciplinary and inter-professional approaches and working with carers to deliver an even more robust text and resource.
Examining a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to models of care, the book provides comprehensive information on the mental health strategies and issues impacting on social and emotional wellbeing in Indigenous communities.
Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice was funded by the Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Kulungu Aboriginal Research Development Unit at the Telethon Kids Institute, in collaboration with the University of Western Australia.
To access the full version of Working together, please refer to the links below.
Source: Telethon Kids Institute, Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care