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Our Healing Ways

 

Overview

Our Healing Ways was a project of the Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative and was supported by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS), and Ngwala Willumbong State-wide Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Service.

The project aimed to:

Outcomes of the project included the development of three resources (see links below):

Abstract adapted from Dual Diagnosis Australia and New Zealand

Contacts

Katherine Bakos
Coordinator of Our Healing Ways project
Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative: NEXUS
St Vincent's Hospital
PO Box 2900
Fitzroy Vic 3065
Ph: (03) 9288 3855
Fax: (03) 9288 3370
Mobile: 0411 958 314
Email: Katherine.Bakos@svha.org.au

Related publications

Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit (2012)

Our Healing Ways: supervision: a culturally appropriate model for Aboriginal workers.

Fitzroy, Vic: Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit

This report explains a model for providing culturally appropriate supervision to the Aboriginal alcohol and other drug (AOD), and social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) workforce. The model is based on the needs of these workers who often face difficult situations in the community, such as working with their own family and friends.

The report includes information on:

This report is one of three key resources produced as part of Our Healing Ways project. It was developed by the Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative (VDDI) Education and Training Unit and funded by the Mental Health, Drugs and Regions Division of the Department of Health Victoria.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit (2012)

The relationship between alcohol and drugs and mental health: a resource book for Aboriginal workers.

Fitzroy, Vic: Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit

This book provides information on the relationship between mental health and alcohol and other drug use for the Aboriginal alcohol and other drug (AOD), and social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) workforce. The book covers the following topics:

This book is one of three key resources produced as part of the of the Our Healing Ways project. It was developed by the Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative (VDDI) Education and Training Unit and funded by the Mental Health, Drugs and Regions Division of the Department of Health Victoria.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit (2012)

Our Healing Ways: putting wisdom into practice: working with co-existing mental health and drug and alcohol issues: Aboriginal way.

Fitzroy, Vic: Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit

This manual is a guide to culturally appropriate practice for Aboriginal workers in Victoria who work with people with mental health and drug and alcohol issues (dual diagnosis). The information in the manual comes from skilled and experienced local Aboriginal workers who share how they have helped their clients heal from dual diagnosis.

It contains information about:

This manual is one of three key resources produced as part of Our Healing Ways project. It was developed by the Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative (VDDI) Education and Training Unit and funded by the Mental Health, Drugs and Regions Division of the Department of Health Victoria.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Links

 
Last updated: 17 March 2017
 
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