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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Stay strong plan (2008)

Author

Menzies School of Health Research

Publisher

Menzies School of Health Research

City

Darwin

Type

Resource package

 

Description

This leaflet has been developed to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their health practitioner identify what keeps them strong, their concerns, and how they are managing their mental health issues.

The leaflet contains checklists and questions that relate to the client's mental health status. An example of the items covered in the form include:

The resource has been produced in several different formats, suitable for both the practitioner and the client, and is part of a resource package developed by the Australian Integrated Mental Health Initiative.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

When to use this resource

The Stay strong plan is designed to be completed by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people experiencing problems with their mental health. Mental health practitioners can assist their clients in developing their own Stay strong plan. The plan encourages the client to reflect on the people and things in their life that help to keep them strong, set goals to help keep strong, and to identify when they are becoming unwell.

Contact details

Australian Integrated Mental Health Initiative
Menzies School of Health Research
Building 58
Royal Darwin Hospital
Tiwi NT 0810
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 8196
Fax: (08) 8927 5187
Email: tricia.nagel@menzies.edu.au
Email: carolyn.thompson@menzies.edu.au

To order or purchase resources, contact:
Jodie Ellis (completed order forms only)
Menzies School of Health Research
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 6904
Fax: (08) 8927 5187
Email: Jodie.Ellis@menzies.edu.au

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Last updated: 8 November 2013
 
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