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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

The mental health brain story (2007)

Author

Cairney S, Nagel T, Thompson C, Fitz J, Benitez J

Publisher

Menzies School of Health Research

City

Darwin

Type

Flipchart

 

Description

This flipchart describes the relationship between the brain and mental illness. This story is shown through the use of words and pictures that are culturally appropriate and engaging for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The flipchart covers the topics:

The flipchart is part of a resource package developed by the Australian Integrated Mental Health Initiative.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

When to use this resource

This flipchart could be used by mental health practitioners when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients with mental illnesses. Practitioners could use the flipchart to explain how the brain works, what happens to the brain when someone has a mental illness, and to explain the different types of mental illnesses.

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: 23 September 2011
 
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