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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

New Indigenous mental health web resource launched

Date posted: 22 February 2012

A new web resource for Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) workers is now available on the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet website.

The resource, funded by the Department of Health and Ageing through the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, contributes to the Council of Australian Governments' Improving the capacity of workers in Indigenous communities initiative.

The web resource provides free online access to Indigenous SEWB publications, resources and mental health screening and assessment tools.

HealthInfoNet Director Neil Thomson says 'the resource aims to empower the Indigenous SEWB workforce and build the capacity of the workforce to identify and address mental health issues and associated substance use issues'.

The Indigenous SEWB workforce consists of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, substance use workers, Bringing them home workers, Link up workers, nurses and mental health workers. The web resource will also be useful to other practitioners, including GPs and those working in mainstream health services and correctional facilities.

For free online access to the new resource, see link below.

Contacts

Spokesperson:

Professor Neil Thomson
Director
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
Ph: (08) 9370 6062
Mobile: 0417 944 819
Email: n.thomson@ecu.edu.au

Media contact:

Tara Hoyne
Development & Marketing Manager
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
Ph: (08) 9370 6109
Email: t.hoyne@ecu.edu.au

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Last updated: 22 February 2012
 
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