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Publications

2017

Black E, Kisely S, Alichniewicz K, Toombs M (2017)

Mood and anxiety disorders in Australia and New Zealand's indigenous populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Psychiatry Research; 255(September 2017): 128-138

Marley JV, Kotz J, Engelke C, Williams M, Stephen D, Coutinho S, Trust SK (2017)

Validity and acceptability of Kimberley mum's mood scale to screen for perinatal anxiety and depression in remote Aboriginal health care settings.

PLOS ONE; 12(1): e0168969

Retrieved 30 January 2017 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0168969

Radford K, Delbaere K, Draper B, Mack HA, Daylight G, Cumming R, Chalkley S, Minogue C, Broe GA (2017)

Childhood stress and adversity is associated with late-life dementia in Aboriginal Australians.

The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry; In press(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jagp.2017.05.008):

2016

Brown A, Mentha R, Howard M, Rowley K, Reilly R, Paquet C, O'Dea K (2016)

Men, hearts and minds: developing and piloting culturally specific psychometric tools assessing psychosocial stress and depression in central Australian Aboriginal men.

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology; 51(2): 211–223

2015

Black EB, Ranmuthugala G, Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan S, Toombs MR, Nicholson GC, Kisely S (2015)

A systematic review: identifying the prevalence rates of psychiatric disorder in Australia's Indigenous populations.

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; 49(5): 412-429

Meuleners LB, Fraser ML (2015)

Gender differences in recurrent mental health contact after a hospitalization for interpersonal violence: Western Australia, 1997 to 2008.

Journal of Interpersonal Violence; 30(2): 333-347

2014

Dudgeon P, Milroy H, Walker R, eds. (2014)

Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice.

Canberra: Department of The Prime Minister and Cabinet

This book was developed as an information source for health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with social and emotional wellbeing issues. The book contains comprehensive and culturally appropriate information to educate and assist health professionals who work with Indigenous clients.

The book is divided into six parts:

  • history and contexts
  • issues and influences
  • standards, principles and practice
  • assessment and management
  • working with children, families and communities
  • healing models and programs.

Many of the book chapters were authored by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Indigenous artwork features throughout the book.

Telethon Kids Institute abstract

Bennett ST, Babbage D (2014)

Cultural adaptation of CBT for Aboriginal Australians.

Australian Psychologist; 49(1): 19 - 21

Bennett-Levy J, Wilson S, Nelson J, Stirling J, Ryan K, Rotumah D, Budden W, Beale D (2014)

Can CBT be effective for Aboriginal Australians? Perspectives of Aboriginal practitioners trained in CBT.

Australian Psychologist; 49(1): 1 - 7

Bowen A, Duncan V, Peacock S, Bowen R, Schwartz L, Campbell D, Muhajarine N (2014)

Mood and anxiety problems in perinatal Indigenous women in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States: a critical review of the literature.

Transcultural Psychiatry; 51(1): 93-111

Chalmers KJ, Bond KS, Jorm AF, Kelly CM, Kitchener BA, Williams-Tchen A (2014)

Providing culturally appropriate mental health first aid to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander adolescent: development of expert consensus guidelines.

International Journal of Mental Health Systems; 8(http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1752-4458-8-6): 6

Retrieved 28 January 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1752-4458-8-6

Creed TA (2014)

Training Aboriginal practitioners in cognitive behavioural therapy.

Australian Psychologist; 49(1): 14 - 16

Dudgeon P, Kelly K (2014)

Contextual factors for research on psychological therapies for Aboriginal Australians.

Australian Psychologist; 49(1): 8 - 13

Hosie A, Vogl G, Hoddinott J, Carden J, Comeau Y (2014)

Crossroads: rethinking the Australian mental health system.

Sydney: Inspire Foundation

Hunter E (2014)

Mental health in Indigenous settings: challenges for clinicians.

Australian Family Physician; 43(1/2): 26-28

Isaacs A, Lampitt B (2014)

The Koorie Men's Health Day: an innovative model for early detection of mental illness among rural Aboriginal men.

Australasian Psychiatry; 22(1): 56-61

Lee KSK, Harrison K, Mills K, Conigrave KM (2014)

Needs of Aboriginal Australian women with comorbid mental and alcohol and other drug use disorders.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 33(5): 473–481

McNamara BJ, Banks E, Gubhaju L, Williamson A, Joshy G, Raphael B, Eades SJ (2014)

Measuring psychological distress in older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Australians: a comparison of the K-10 and K-5.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(6): 567–573

Moore E, Indig D, Haysom L (2014)

Traumatic brain injury, mental health, substance use, and offending among incarcerated young people.

Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation; 29(3): 239-247

Nelson J, Ryan K, Rotumah D, Bennett-Levy J, Budden W, Wilson S, Beale D (2014)

Aboriginal practitioners offer culturally safe and responsive CBT: response to commentaries.

Australian Psychologist; 49(1): 22 - 27

Petch J, Murray J, Bickerdike A, Lewis P (2014)

Psychological distress in Australian clients seeking family and relationship counselling and mediation services.

Australian Psychologist; 49(1): 28 - 36

Rickwood DJ, Telford NR, Parker AG, Tanti CJ, McGorry PG (2014)

Headspace - Australia’s innovation in youth mental health: who are the clients and why are they presenting?.

Medical Journal of Australia; 200(2): 108-111

Sav A, McMillan SS, Kelly F, Whitty JA, Kendall E, King MA, Wheeler AJ (2014)

Consumer health organisations for chronic conditions: why do some people access them and others don’t?.

Primary Health Care Research & Development; 15(4): 418-429

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2014)

Report on government services 2014: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

The Indigenous compendium is a compilation of data for Indigenous people. The 2014 report highlights key information about the provision of mainstream services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The report contains information on the following:

  • public hospital procedures reported by Indigenous status
  • Australian government public and community health expenditure on Indigenous primary healthcare services
  • school education
  • child protection services
  • vocational educations and training
  • police services
  • corrective services
  • mental health management
  • aged care services
  • disability services
  • youth justice services
  • housing
  • homelessness services.

This 12th edition of the compendium reflects several improvements in reporting by Indigenous status, including Indigenous students' science literacy outcomes and separations from selected hospital procedures for Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Trofimovs J, Dowse L (2014)

Mental health at the intersections: the impact of complex needs on police contact and custody for Indigenous Australian men.

International Journal of Law and Psychiatry; 37(4): 390–398

2013

Askew DA, Schluter PJ, Spurling GKP, Bond CJR, Brown ADH (2013)

Urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children's exposure to stressful events: a cross-sectional study.

Medical Journal of Australia; 199(1): 42-45

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013)

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey: first results, Australia, 2012-13.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

This summary of the first findings from the 2012-13 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey provides information on long-term health conditions, health risk factors, selected social and emotional wellbeing indicators, health measurements, and health related actions for Indigenous Australian peoples. Information is included on Indigenous peoples living in remote and non-remote areas.

Abstract adapted from Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (2013)

National mental health report 2013: tracking progress of mental health reform in Australia 1993–2011.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (2013)

A national framework for recovery-oriented mental health services: policy and theory.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2013)

Summary of Australian Indigenous health, 2012.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Mental health services in brief 2013.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Axleby-Blake T, Bilney P, Elliot P, Evans C, Fitz J, Graham S, Herbert P, Kassman-Reid H, Mills R, Mundy D, Naden M, Peters R, Richie T, Moller J, Malin M (2013)

A pilot investigation into Aboriginal people's understandings of depression and anxiety.

Advances in Mental Health; 11(3): 293-301

Baxter J (2013)

The family circumstances and wellbeing of Indigenous and non-Indigenous children.

In: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children annual statistical report 2012. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies: 149-171

beyondblue (2013)

National mental health survey of doctors and medical students.

Melbourne: beyondblue

Burns JM, Davenport TA, Christensen H, Luscombe GM, Mendoza JA, Bresnan A, Blanchard ME, Hickie IB (2013)

Game On: exploring the impact of technologies on young men's mental health and wellbeing: findings from the first Young and Well National Survey.

Melbourne: Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse (2013)

Strategies and practices for promoting the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This paper provides information on programs developed to promote social and emotional wellbeing and prevent mental illness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. The paper identifies national initiatives, Indigenous specific programs, and non-Indigenous specific programs and reports on the efficacy of these programs in enhancing the mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. A summary of the findings is also provided highlighting the elements of effective and ineffective SEWB programs, and the areas that require further investigation.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

De Bortoli L, Coles J, Dolan M (2013)

Maternal infanticide in Australia: mental disturbance during the postpartum period.

Psychiatry, Psychology and Law; 20(2): 301-311

Dias S, Ware RS, Kinner SA, Lenoxx NG (2013)

Co-occurring mental disorder and intellectual disability in a large sample of Australian prisoners.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; 47(10): 938-944

Fels A (2013)

The Winston Rickards memorial oration. Child and adolescent mental health.

Melbourne: National Mental Health Commission

Ferdinand A, Paradies Y, Kelaher M (2013)

Mental health impacts of racial discrimination in Victorian Aboriginal communities: the Localities Embracing and Accepting Diversity (LEAD) experiences of racism survey.

Melbourne: Lowitja Institute

Flatau P, Conroy E, Thielking M, Clear A, Hall S, Alicia Bauskis A, Farrugia M (2013)

How integrated are homelessness, mental health and drug and alcohol services in Australia?.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Forsythe L (2013)

Measuring mental health in criminology research: lessons from the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program.

Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Criminology

Grogan P, Colvin K, Rose J, Morstyn L, Atkins C (2013)

Building the scaffolding: strengthening support for young people in Victoria.

Melbourne: Victorian Council of Social Service

Haswell MR, Wheeler T, Wargent R, Brownlie A, Tulip F, Baird M, Gardiner L, Pulver LJ (2013)

Validation and enhancement of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander psychiatric hospitalisation statistics through an Indigenous Mental Health Worker register.

Rural and Remote Health; 12: 2002

Retrieved 4 February 2013 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2002

This study examined the use of an Indigenous Mental Health Worker Register to assess the level of correct identification of Indigenous status and sources of error among psychiatric admissions within a regional public hospital information system. Inaccuracy in identification of Indigenous status on health records hampers collection of the good quality data required to guide policies, programs and services.

Abstract adapted from Rural and Remote Health

Holland C, Dudgeon P, Milroy H (2013)

The mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, families and communities.

Canberra: National Mental Health Commission

This comprehensive paper provides great insight into the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It builds on the information contained in A contributing life: the 2012 national report on mental health and suicide prevention by exploring more broadly the story of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the multitude of factors that impact on the mental health and wellbeing of this population. The paper is presented in three parts, with Part 1 providing an overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' mental health and social and emotional wellbeing. Part 2 reports on the unmet need for social and emotional wellbeing and mental health services and programs, and Part 3 focuses on national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and mental health policy.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Hopkins KD, Taylor CL, Zubrick SR (2013)

The differential influence of contextual risks on psychosocial functioning and participation of Australian aboriginal youth.

American Journal of Orthopsychiatry; 83(4): 459-471

Hunter E, Milroy H (2013)

Voices across the fence: commonality, difference and respectful practice across a half century of change.

Australasian Psychiatry; 21(4): 305-310

Isaacs AN, Maybery D, Gruis H (2013)

Help seeking by Aboriginal men who are mentally unwell: a pilot study.

Early Intervention in Psychiatry; 7(4): 407–413

Lorig K, Ritter PL, Plant K, Laurent DD, Kelly P, Rowe S (2013)

The South Australia health chronic disease self-management Internet trial.

Health Education & Behavior; 40(1): 67-77

MacRae A, Thomson N, Anomie, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, McLoughlin N, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Trzesinski A, Urquhart B (2013)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2012.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This report provides recent information on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Indigenous health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2012. It highlights a number of improvements in certain aspects of Indigenous health, but underlines that ongoing work is needed to 'close the gap' in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Makregiorgos H, Joubert L, Epstein I (2013)

Maternal mental health: pathways of care for women experiencing mental health issues during pregnancy.

Social Work in Health Care; 52(2-3): 258-279

McCausland R, Baldry E, Johnson S, Cohen A (2013)

People with mental health disorders and cognitive impairment in the criminal justice system : cost-benefit analysis of early support and diversion.

Sydney: Australian Human Rights Commission

McGrady G, Peckham M, Grogan G, Butorac A, Cox A, Dudgeon P, Swift S (2013)

The National Empowerment Project Toomelah.

Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia

Moore E, Gaskin C, Indig D (2013)

Childhood maltreatment and post-traumatic stress disorder among incarcerated young offenders.

Child Abuse & Neglect; 37(10): 861–870

National Mental Health Commission (2013)

A contributing life: the 2013 national report card on mental health and suicide prevention.

Sydney: National Mental Health Commission

This second annual report card from the National Mental Health Commission on mental health and suicide prevention in Australia builds upon the first report card A contributing life: the 2012 national report card on mental health and suicide prevention.

The report is divided into the following chapters:

  • letters to the Prime Minister
  • reporting back and looking forward
  • thriving, not just surviving
  • maintaining connections with family, friends and culture
  • ensuring effective care, support and treatment
  • something meaningful to do
  • feeling safe, stable and secure
  • preventing suicide.

This report includes eight new recommendations which build upon the 10 existing recommendations from the 2012 report. These recommendations are aimed at achieving the best possible health and wellbeing for all Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Ober C, Dingle K, Clavarino A, Najman JM, Alati R, Heffernan EB (2013)

Validating a screening tool for mental health and substance use risk in an Indigenous prison population.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 32(6): 611–617

Ogloff JRP, Patterson J, Cutajar M, Adams K, Thomas S, Halacas C (2013)

Koori Prisoner Mental Health and Cognitive Function Study: executive summary and recommendations.

Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Ogloff JRP, Patterson J, Cutajar M, Adams K, Thomas S, Halacas C (2013)

Koori Prisoner Mental Health and Cognitive Function Study: final report.

Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Price M, Dalgliesh J (2013)

Help-seeking among Indigenous Australian adolescents.

Youth Studies Australia; 32(1): 10-18

Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (2013)

Submission to the consultation on improving mental health services in country Australia.

Melbourne: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

Robertson S, Blanchard M, Coughlan F, Robertson A (2013)

How did we score? Engaging young people in the development of a national report card on mental health and suicide prevention.

Abbostsford, Victoria: Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre

Roche AM, Duraisingam V, Trifonoff A, Battams S, Freeman T, Tovell A, Weetra D, Bates N (2013)

Sharing stories: Indigenous alcohol and other drug workers' well-being, stress and burnout.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 32(5): 527-535

Roche AM, Duraisingam V, Trifonoff A, Tovell A (2013)

The health and well-being of Indigenous drug and alcohol workers: results from a national Australian survey.

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment; 44(1): 17–26

Sambrano R, Cox L (2013)

‘I sang Amazing Grace for about 3 hours that day': Understanding Indigenous Australians' experience of seclusion.

International Journal of Mental Health Nursing; 22(6): 522–531

Skinner TC, Blick J, Coffin J, Dudgeon P, Forrest S, Morrison D (2013)

Comparative validation of self-report measures of negative attitudes towards Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders.

Rural and Remote Health; 13: 1959

Retrieved 9 April 2013 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=1959

Sowerwine S, Schetzer L (2013)

Sentencing contradictions: difficulties faced by people living with mental illness in contact with the criminal justice system.

Sydney: Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2013)

Report on government services 2013.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2013)

Report on government services 2013: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This publication draws on the Report on government services 2013 to present data specific to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. It reports on the delivery of mainstream services to Indigenous people including services for:

  • childcare, education and training
  • justice
  • emergency management
  • health
  • community services
  • housing and homelessness.

Performance reporting focuses on the degree to which the objective for a service is met. The report details the objective (outcomes) for each service stated and the performance indicators measuring the achievement of each objective.

Improvements in reporting by Indigenous status has allowed for detailed reporting for Indigenous children enrolled and attending preschool and elapsed times for aged care services to Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Stewart J, Allan J (2013)

Building relationships with Aboriginal people: a cultural mapping toolbox.

Australian Social Work; 66(1): 118-129

This toolkit will assist social workers to understand cultural and family obligations and build relationships with Aboriginal service users.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Taylor J (2013)

Practical ways to overcome isolation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers: a literature review.

Canberra: Carers Australia

The purpose of this report was to address the apparent lack of information pertaining to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers. In reviewing Australian and international literature, this report sought to elucidate the caregiving experience of unpaid Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers - those providing assistance to a family member or friend with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue, or who are frail aged. This report provides information specific to the lived experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers, and the barriers such carers encounter in accessing services. The report also identifies ways to better enable support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Trueman SWT (2013)

Contextualizing mental health nursing encounters in Australian remote Aboriginal communities: part 2, client encounters and interviews.

Issues in Mental Health Nursing; 34(10): 772-775

Trueman SWT (2013)

Contextualizing mental health nursing encounters in Australian remote Aboriginal communities: part I, history and customs.

Issues in Mental Health Nursing; 34(9): 715-718

Turoy-Smith KM, Kane R, Pedersen A (2013)

The willingness of a society to act on behalf of Indigenous Australians and refugees: the role of contact, intergroup anxiety, prejudice, and support for legislative change.

Journal of Applied Social Psychology; 43(Supplement S2): 179-195

Van Dooren K, Richards A, Lennox N, Kinner SA (2013)

Complex health-related needs among young, soon-to-be-released prisoners.

Health & Justice; 1

Retrieved 24 October 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2194-7899-1-1

2012

Bennett B, Green S, Gilbert S, Bessarab B, eds. (2012)

Our voices : Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander social work.

South Yarra, Vic: Palgrave Macmillan

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (2012)

Ten year roadmap for national mental health reform : Draft #4 [draft for consultation].

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2012)

Summary of Australian Indigenous health, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Australia's health 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Mental health services in brief.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

The mental health of prison entrants in Australia: 2010.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Berry SL, Crowe TP, Deane FP, Billingham M, Bhagerutty Y (2012)

Growth and empowerment for Indigenous Australians in substance abuse treatment.

International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction; 10(6): 970-983

Butler C (2012)

Indigenous adolescent mental health: what is the role of primary health care?.

RESEARCH ROUNDup; June 2012(24): 1-2

Cunningham J, Paradies YC (2012)

Socio-demographic factors and psychological distress in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian adults aged 18-64 years: analysis of national survey data.

BMC Public Health; 12: 95

Retrieved 1 February 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-95

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2012)

Final evaluation of youth in communities for the department of families, housing, community services and Indigenous affairs: final report.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Edward B Heffernan, Andersen KC, Dev A, Kinner S (2012)

Prevalence of mental illness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland prisons.

Medical Journal of Australia; 197(1): 37-41

Forsythe L, Gaffney A (2012)

Mental disorder prevalence at the gateway to the criminal justice system.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Giallo R, D’Esposito F, Christensen D, Mensah F, Cooklin A, Wade C, Lucas N, Canterford L, Nicholson JM (2012)

Father mental health during the early parenting period: results of an Australian population based longitudinal study.

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology; 47(12): 1907-1916

Giallo R, D’Esposito F, Cooklin A, Mensah F, Lucas N, Wade C, Nicholson JM (2012)

Psychosocial risk factors associated with fathers' mental health in the postnatal period: results from a population-based study.

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology; 48(4): 563-573

Green AC, Hunt C, Stain HJ (2012)

The delay between symptom onset and seeking professional treatment for anxiety and depressive disorders in a rural Australian sample.

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology; 47(9): 1475-1487

Griffin C, Hinton R, Nagel T (2012)

Yarning about Indigenous mental health: translation of a recovery paradigm to practice.

Advances in Mental Health; 10(3): 1

Harris JB, Hill B, Kiernan M (2012)

A model for increasing Indigenous participation in psychology degrees.

Australian Psychologist; 47(3):

Isaacs AN, Maybery D, Gruis H (2012)

Mental health services for Aboriginal men: mismatches and solutions.

International Journal of Mental Health Nursing; 21(5): 400–408

Jorm AF, Bourchier SJ, Cvetkovski S, Stewart G (2012)

Mental health of Indigenous Australians: a review of findings from community surveys.

Medical Journal of Australia; 196(2): 118-121

Law Report (2012)

Indefinite detention and mental impairment in NT [podcast].

: Radio National

This podcast was produced by the Law Report program on Radio National. The topic of the podcast is the criminal justice situation in the Northern Territory, in particular custodial supervision orders, legislation which allows some offenders who have an intellectual or mental impairment to be detained indefinitely in prisons. Mark O'Reilly, the principal legal officer at the Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service, is interviewed in this podcast.

Abstract adapted from Radio National

Macklin J (2012)

Continuing our efforts to close the gap: Ministerial statements 2012-13.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

McKenna T, Woods DB (2012)

Using psychotherapeutic arts to decolonise counselling for Indigenous peoples.

Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy; 3(1): 29-40

Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office (2012)

Aggression, seclusion & restraint in mental health facilities in NSW.

Sydney: New South Wales Ministry of Health

Mental Health Council of Australia (2012)

Recognition and respect: mental health carers report 2012.

Deakin, ACT: Mental Health Council of Australia

This report provides insight into the lived experience of people who care for someone with a mental illness. It documents the findings of a survey that was distributed to mental health carers in 2011-2012 by the Mental Health Council of Australia. The survey findings have been categorised according to similarity and include: the need to recognise and respect the important contribution that carers make to the lives of people with mental illness; the carers' perspective on the services and support available to them; the carers' views of the services and support available to consumers; and the experiences of young carers, culturally and linguistically diverse carers, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers. Detailed information is provided for each of the major findings, with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carer section focusing on: cultural issues; services and support for Aboriginal carers; financial burdens; respite services; housing; stigma and discrimination; services and support for Aboriginal consumers; and workforce issues.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Nadew GT (2012)

Exposure to traumatic events, prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder and alcohol abuse in Aboriginal communities.

Rural and Remote Health; 12: 1667

Retrieved 12 October 2012 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=1667

National Mental Health Commission (2012)

A contributing life: the 2012 national report card on mental health and suicide prevention.

Sydney: National Mental Health Commission

This report is the first national report card into mental health and suicide prevention in Australia. It is the product of an independent review of mental health, which involved extensive consultations with, and contributions from, people with a lived experience of mental health issues, their family and supporters, and those working in the field in varying capacities. The report card is divided into chapters, with each chapter focusing on a particular issue, such as the emotional and social wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The chapters include information, assessment, and commentary on how the nation is faring in relation to each issue, the progress made, and the improvements required. Incorporated into the report card are the personal stories of those affected by mental health difficulties to highlight the current circumstances of people living with mental health difficulties. The report card culminates in 10 recommendations which point to areas where real action is needed to ensure those with mental health difficulties live a contributing life.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

National Mental Health Commission (2012)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples overcoming cycles of disadvantage for a contributing life.

In: A contributing life: the 2012 national report card on mental health and suicide prevention. Sydney: National Mental Health Commission: 19-26

This section of the A contributing life report provides information on the mental health, and the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This section of the report includes data, the personal stories of two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by mental health difficulties, and the fictional story of a young boy that details his journey from early life to adulthood. It acknowledges the diversity that exists within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population while also providing insight into some of the mental health challenges encountered by Indigenous peoples, and the improvements needed to service delivery. This report section forms part of a larger document that is the first national report card into mental health and suicide prevention in Australia. The report card is the product of an independent review of mental health, which involved extensive consultations with, and contributions from, people with a lived experience of mental health issues, their family and supporters, and those working in the field in varying capacities. Included in the report card are sections dedicated to selected issues within the mental health field, as well as 10 recommendations which point to areas where real action is needed to ensure those with mental health difficulties live a contributing life.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

New South Wales Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence (2012)

The health of Aboriginal people of NSW: report of the Chief Health Officer 2012.

Sydney: New South Wales Ministry of Health

New South Wales Law Reform Commission (2012)

People with cognitive and mental health impairments in the criminal justice system: diversion.

Sydney: New South Wales Law Reform Commission

Paradies YC, Cunningham J (2012)

The DRUID study: racism and self-assessed health status in an Indigenous population.

BMC Public Health; 12: 131

Retrieved 14 February 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/131

Parker RM (2012)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health: paradise lost? [editorial].

Medical Journal of Australia; 196(2): 89-90

Prandl KJ, Rooney R, Bishop BJ (2012)

Mental health of Australian Aboriginal women during pregnancy: identifying the gaps.

Archives of Women's Mental Health; 15(3): 149-154

Prentice K, Signal T, Taylor N (2012)

What's the buzz?: Bumblebees - a therapeutic preschool for abused children.

Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand; 4(1): 11-21

Priest N, Baxter J, Hayes L (2012)

Social and emotional outcomes of Australian children from Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 36(2): 183–190

Queensland Health (2012)

The health of Queenslanders 2012: advancing good health. Fourth report of the Chief Health Officer Queensland.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Rinehart NE, Borninkhof J (2012)

Exploring primary health care needs, welfare requirements and service use of people experiencing homelessness within Melbourne's CBD and inner suburbs.

Canberra: Australian Homelessness Clearinghouse

Robinson G, Tyler W, Jones Y, Silburn S, Zubrick SR (2012)

Context, diversity and engagement: early intervention with Australian Aboriginal families in urban and remote contexts.

Children & Society; 26(5): 343–355

Rosenberg S (2012)

International benchmarking of Australia's mental health performance – state of play review: project report.

Sydney: National Mental Health Commission

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (2012)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health workers: position statement 50.

Melbourne: Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Shepherd CCJ, Li J, Mitrou F, Zubrick SR (2012)

Socioeconomic disparities in the mental health of Indigenous children in Western Australia.

BMC Public Health; 12: 756

Retrieved 10 September 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-756

Standing Council of Health (2012)

Mental health statement of rights and responsibilities 2012.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

Stathis SL, Doolan I, Letters P, Arnett A, Cory S, Quinlan L (2012)

Use of the Westerman Aboriginal Symptoms Checklist - Youth (WASC-Y) to screen for mental health problems in Indigenous youth in custody.

Advances in Mental Health; 10(3): 1

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2012)

Report on government services 2012.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2012)

Report on government services 2012: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report draws on the Report on government services 2012 to present data specific to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. It reports on the delivery of mainstream services to Indigenous people including services for:

  • early childhood, education and training
  • justice
  • emergency management
  • health
  • community services
  • housing and homelessness.

Performance reporting focuses on the degree to which objective for a service is met. The report details the objective (outcomes) for each services stated and the performance indicators measuring the achievement of each objective.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Sutton K, Maybery D, Moore T (2012)

Bringing them home: a Gippsland mental health workforce recruitment strategy.

Australian Health Review; 36(1): 79-82

Taylor AW, Marin T, Avery J, Grande D (2012)

South Australian Aboriginal health survey.

Adelaide: South Australian Population Research and Outcome Studies

This report provides information on chronic diseases among Indigenous people in South Australia, including the social determinants of health and some risk and protective factors. It includes information on:

  • kidney disease
  • hearing problems
  • mental health
  • asthma
  • high blood pressure.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Thomson N, MacRae A, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Urquhart B (2012)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Trauer T, Nagel T (2012)

Outcome measurement in adult Indigenous mental health consumers.

Advances in Mental Health; 11(1): 106-116

VicHealth (2012)

Mental health impacts of racial discrimination in Victorian Aboriginal communities: experiences of racism survey: a summary.

Melbourne: VicHealth

Vivian A, Pries T (2012)

Factors affecting crime rates in Indigenous communities in NSW: Kempsey and Gunnedah.

Sydney: Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, University of Technology

This report provides details of qualitative research undertaken to explore Indigenous offending in the communities of Kempsey and Gunnedah in New South Wales. For each community, it provides details about:

  • geography, demographics and history
  • community dynamics, leadership and governance
  • socioeconomic profile and economic participation
  • crime (statistics and perceptions)
  • factors contributing to adult and youth crime
  • crime prevention and responses to the crime rate
  • criminal justice issues
  • services and policies relating to justice.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

 
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