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This seminar is part of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) semester 2 seminar series on Contextualising social and emotional wellbeing as part of Indigenous health and healing.
This particular seminar will explore some concepts for improving the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal people and identify responsibilities in mental health care. The complex issues facing Aboriginal people and the nation, including major historical developments and opportunities, are like Rubik's cubes, and the Aboriginal community is central to making improvements and finding solutions.
The seminar will be presented by Tom Brideson - a Kamilaroi man who was born in Gunnedah, NSW. Tom has been actively involved in the Aboriginal mental health area since 1993 in a broad range of roles, most recently as the State-wide Coordinator of the NSW Aboriginal mental health workforce program. Tom chairs the Aboriginal Advisory Committee of the NSW Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, and is part of the management committee of the Mental Health Services Conference (TheMHS). In 2011 Tom was appointed to the first National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Advisory Group and the NSW Ministerial Advisory Committee for Suicide Prevention.
The seminar is free and open to the public and will be webcast at www.aiatsis.gov.au.
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