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The 'Looking forward' Aboriginal mental health project aims to improve the effectiveness of alcohol and other drug services and public mental health services for Nyoongar families affected by serious mental health issues in the south east metropolitan corridor of Western Australia (WA).
The goal of the project is to develop a culturally safe mental health framework that will benefit the community and provide a benchmark for Aboriginal health organisations to follow.
The project methodology includes conducting a series of community forums across the region. The forums hope to gain feedback on:
This project is a partnership between public and non-government service providers, general practitioners and other health professionals, Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service, Ruah Community Services, and the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.
Abstract adapted from the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
100 Roberts Road
Subiaco WA 6008
PO Box 855
West Perth WA 6872
Ph: (08) 9489 7777
Fax: (08) 9489 7700