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Assessment tools

This section provides information on mental health screening and assessment tools that can be used to identify mental illness and associated substance use issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Please note that some screening and assessment tools can only be administered by appropriately qualified and/or trained health practitioners. The inclusion of screening and assessment tools on this website does not constitute a recommendation to use a particular screening or assessment tool.

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Title Year Author Type
Development and evaluation of an Aboriginal mental health screening instrument 2010 Janca, A. Journal article
KICA - Dep: Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive assessment - depression scale 2014 Western Australian Centre for Health & Ageing Checklist
Mental health assessment form 2006 Menzies School of Health Research Checklist
Psychological and cognitive assessment of Indigenous Australians 2010 Dingwall, K.M. Cairney, S. Journal article
Strong souls 2010 Menzies School of Health Research Leaflet
Strong Souls: development and validation of a culturally appropriate tool for assessment of social and emotional well-being in Indigenous youth 2010 Thomas, A. Cairney, S. Gunthorpe, W. Paradies, Y. Sayers, S. Journal article
The acceptability of a depression screening tool in an urban, Aboriginal community-controlled health service 2007 Esler, D.M. Johnston, F. Thomas, D. Journal article
The validity of a depression screening tool modified for use with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2008 Esler, D. Johnston, F. Thomas, D. Davis, B. Journal article
Yarning about mental health: an easy guide to mental health assessment 2010 Nagel, T. Griffin, C. Flipchart
Last updated: 3 September 2014
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