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The development of this web resource recognises the urgent need to improve approaches to the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is one component of the efforts required to improve the information and knowledge base necessary for the formulation of committed, long-term strategies and policies addressing the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
In aiming to provide access to good quality information and resources for people involved in promoting the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islande peoples, this web resource will include: reviews; guidelines; resources; programs, projects and lessons; policies and strategies; publications; and links. It also includes information about research activity, funding opportunities, organisations, agencies and individuals working in the field, news and events and training programs. Information is also included about the projects administered by the Australian Government Department of Health and Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
The resource provides the capacity for people involved in the area to actively share their information and experiences. It does this through support of a yarning place (an electronic network) that encourages electronic yarning and networking among people working across Australia to promote the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Development of this web resource and the associated yarning place was made possible with funds provided to the HealthInfoNet by the Social Health Section of the Australian Department of Health and Ageing's Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
Development of this web resource and the associated yarning place is guided by a national reference group. The Social and Emotional Wellbeing Reference Group, comprising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people working as practitioners, policy-makers and/or researchers in the area of social and emotional wellbeing among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, provides advice on:
The Reference Group meetings also involve the Directors of the Social Health Section and the HealthInfoNet and the HealthInfoNet's research/project officers working on the development of the web resource and yarning place.