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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Relapse prevention trial

 

Overview

This project undertook a randomised controlled trial to compare the benefits of a care plan intervention versus the current practice of treatment of mental health issues of Indigenous Australians in two remote communities in the Top End. The aim of the project was to establish care plans incorporating culturally sensitive resources to improve the mental health outcomes for Indigenous people.

Conclusions were that:

Training and development of resources is ongoing. This project was part of the Australian integrated mental health initiative in the Northern Territory (AIMHI NT) - an initiative that aims to improve remote Indigenous mental health outcomes.

Adapted from Menzies School of Health Research

Contacts

Associate Professor Tricia Nagel
Project Manager
Menzies School of Health Research
Ph: (08) 8922 8196
Email: tricia.nagel@menzies.edu.au

Related publications

Nagel T (2006)

The need for relapse prevention strategies in Top End remote Indigenous mental health.

Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health; 5(1): 48-52

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Last updated: 30 August 2013
 
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