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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Yarning about mental health: an easy guide to mental health assessment (2010)

Author

Nagel T, Griffin C

Publisher

Menzies School of Health Research

City

Darwin

Type

Flipchart

 

Description

This flipchart has been designed for health practitioners working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are experiencing mental health problems. The flipchart provides instructions for completing a care plan or a full mental health assessment.

The client care plans are developed by following a 6-step process. The care plans use a strengths based approach to explore the client's strengths, worries, goals, and relapse warning signs.

Instructions for completing the mental health assessment appear towards the end of the flipchart and includes an assessment form, the Severity of Dependence Scale, the Partners in Health Questionnaire, and the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

When to use this resource

This flipchart should be used by health workers when conducting mental health assessments on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, or when developing care plans. The flipchart is user-friendly allowing clients to work with the health worker in completing the assessment or care plan.

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: 15 November 2013
 
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