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Our Mob, Our Minds, Our Spirits - Indigenous Mental Health Conference



The conference will showcase and promote effective ways of working with the Indigenous community to address issues in mental health. The conference will give clinicians and workers the opportunity to be exposed to effective ways of working with the Indigenous community.

Themes of the conference include:

Closing date for submissions 26 September 2008

HealthInfoNet Cafe

Our Mob, Our Minds, Our Spirit was held in Fremantle, WA, in November 2008. The purpose of the conference was to get people yarning about the many different facets of life in the community and how they interact with the mental health of the people in the communities. The program included a range of thought-provoking presentations on topics such as Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, adult guardianship of Aboriginal people, inter-generational issues, spirituality, and youth drug and alcohol issues. Media personality Mary G attended the conference as well as providing entertainment at the conference barbeque. HealthInfoNet staff members Jane Burns, Christine Potter, Tara Hogan, Ineke Krom and Kathy Ride ran a HealthInfoNet cafe at the conference.

Glenda Kickett Mary G at the HealthInternet café Mathew Blurton, Phil Narkle and Desmond Blurton
More information about the HealthInfoNet cafes


John van der Giezen
Triage W Block
Fremantle Hospital
PO Box 480
Fremantle WA 6959
Fax: (08) 9431 3571


Last updated: 23 May 2011
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