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Improve mental health service provision in remote northern Queensland

 

Overview

This project involved the establishment of a network of Indigenous Health Workers with mental health skills. The aim of the program was to give the Indigenous Health Workers the skills to identify the existence of mental health illnesses in remote communities, so that appropriate interventions could be put in place. Part of the program were the development of workshops, which presented a model for communication between communities, Indigenous Health Workers, and mental health practitioners in order to improve mental health services for Indigenous communities.

The project identified the need for mental health workers to facilitate this process of education for Indigenous Health Workers.

Related publications

Campion J, Hunter E, Skalicky J (2007)

Improving mental health skills of health workers in Indigenous communities in Northern Queensland.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 31(6): 12-15

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Last updated: 6 August 2013
 
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