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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
Indigenous risk impact screen and brief intervention project: screening instrument 2011 Queensland Health Checklist
Measuring cognitive and social emotional wellbeing outcomes for Indigenous substance abusers 2009 Dingwall, K. Cairney, S. Conference presentation
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
The development and validation of the Indigenous Risk Impact Screen (IRIS): a 13-item screening instrument for alcohol and drug and mental health risk 2007 Schlesinger, C.M. Ober, C. McCarthy, M.M. Watson, J.D. Seinen, A. Journal article
Yarning about mental health: an easy guide to mental health assessment 2010 Nagel, T. Griffin, C. Flipchart
 
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