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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 wellbeing 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
- 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 will work with a number of communities and services during this research project.
Professor Bernard Guerin
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
University of South Australia
Ph: (08) 8302 4435
Fax: (08) 8302 4729
Guerin P, Guerin B, Tedmanson D, Clark Y (2011)
How can country, spirituality, music and arts contribute to Indigenous mental health and wellbeing?.
Australasian Psychiatry; 19(Supplement 1): S38-S41
Guerin B, Guerin P (2012)
Re-thinking mental health for Indigenous Australian communities: communities as context for mental health.
Community Development Journal; 47(4): 555-570