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Best practice in early intervention, assessment and treatment of depression and substance misuse (BEAT project)

 

Overview

This four-year project aimed to promote social and emotional wellbeing in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The project, which was conducted at the two remote Northern Territory communities of Hermannsburg/Ntaria and Oenpelli/Gunbarlanya, aimed to:

Results of the project will guide the management of depression and associated physical illness and AOD use among high-risk Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, perinatal women, and adults with chronic disease.

The project was conducted by the Menzies School of Health Research with funding from beyondblue and the Department of Health and Families until 2014.

Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research and beyondblue

Contacts

Dr Rachael Hinton and Dr Tricia Nagel
BEAT project
Menzies School of Health Research
John Mathews Building (Building 58)
Royal Darwin Hospital Campus
Rocklands Drive
Casuarina NT 0810
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 8196
Fax: (08) 8927 5187
Email: rachael.hinton@menzies.edu.au
Email: tricia.nagel@menzies.edu.au

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Last updated: 28 August 2014
 
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