Mental health in remote Indigenous communities
The aim of this research project is to work with diverse remote communities and service providers to:
- portray a more diverse and complex glimpse into how each sees the "mental health' and well-being of individuals and communities;
- obtain a more detailed evidence base of the diverse links between the loss of land and control, the changes in families and communities, and the individual behaviours that might be classified as "mental health" issues; and
- portray a more diverse and complex glimpse into what can be achieved by communities, individuals and more mainstream service providers relating to these problems (if they are even seen as problems), and how these programs might transfer elsewhere and to other issues.
The researchers are currently working with a small number of communities and services and will be extending the case studies over the next year and a half.
Professor Bernard Guerin
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
University of South Australia
Ph: (08) 830 24435
Fax: (08) 830 24729