Transforming Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing

Dudgeon, P., Gibson, C., & Bray, A. Social and Emotional Well-being :”Aboriginal Health in Aboriginal Hands” Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia; School of Health and Rehabilitation Science, University of Queensland.


An understanding of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health discourse of
social and emotional well-being (SEWB) is necessary for effective and culturally
safe work in rural and remote communities. Composed of seven inter-connected
domains of well-being – country, culture, spirituality, community, family and
kinship, mind and emotions, and body – SEWB represents a cultural understanding
of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander relationality, identity, and holistic
individual, family, and community health.