Welcome to the first Transforming Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing (TIMHWB) Project newsletter!
TIMHWB is a series of inter-related studies across three streams that are focused on empowering Aboriginal communities and ACCOs to improve mental health access by:
- Establishing social and emotional wellbeing as a paradigm (Stream 1);
- Empowering the workforce to deliver culturally responsive care (S2);
- Empowering service systems by establishing cultural safety in
mainstream clinical services, including cultural healers and Elders (S3).
This work aims to culminate by establishing the critical role of culture and healing to transform mental health systems to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. You can read more about our activities this year on our website! TIMHWB.org.au is your one-stop-shop to learn about the work being done by this Project, and to keep up with our latest publications and news.We wish you all a safe and happy new year!- Pat, Helen, and Jill