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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Mental health medication story (2006)

Author

Cairney S, Fitz J, Nagel T, Thompson C

Publisher

Menzies School of Health Research

City

Darwin

Type

Factsheet

 

Description

This two-page factsheet has been developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to provide information on brain functioning. The factsheet explains how the brain works and how the nervous system sends messages around the body. It also provides information on factors that can upset the nervous system and activities that can get the balance back. The factsheet uses diagrams to help understanding and includes artwork that is appropriate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The factsheet is part of a resource package developed by the Australian Integrated Mental Health Initiative.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

When to use this resource

This factsheet could be given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients by mental health workers and practitioners. The factsheet aims to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people understand how the brain and nervous system work, and how the right factors and medicines can help keep a good balance.

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: 6 November 2013
 
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