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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
Associate Professor Tricia Nagel
Menzies School of Health Research
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