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RAISE wellbeing



The Regional Aboriginal integrated social and emotional wellbeing program (RAISE wellbeing) sought to improve primary mental health care servicing to Aboriginal people through linkages within the primary mental health care sector. These partnerships were between an Aboriginal health service (Pika Wiya Health Service) and three mainstream health services: a community mental health team; a hospital mental health liaison; and an 'outback' community counselling service.

Operating in the northern and far western health region of South Australia, the program's objectives were to:

A case study has highlighted the sustainability of the program.


Pika Wiya Health Service
40-46 Dartmouth Street
Port Augusta SA 5700
Ph: (08) 8642 9999
Fax: (08) 8642 6621

Related publications

Fuller J, Martinez L, Verran K (2007)

A case study in the sustainability of an Aboriginal primary mental health care partnership.

Retrieved 2007 from

Fuller J, Martinez L, Ryan B, Muyambi K, Stanley J, Verran K (2005)

RAISE wellbeing: regional Aboriginal integrated social and emotional wellbeing program: a case study in Aboriginal primary mental health care linkages.

Lismore, NSW: Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health

Fuller JD, Martinez L, Muyambi K, Verran K, Ryan B, Klee R (2005)

Sustaining an Aboriginal mental health service partnership.

Medical Journal of Australia; 183(10): s69-s72


Last updated: 21 May 2015
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