Transforming Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing

Dudgeon, P., Darlaston-Jones, D., & Alexi, J. (2021). Decolonising psychology: Why voice matters. Griffith Review 72: States of Mind.


In November 2020, the long-awaited Productivity Commission Inquiry Report into Mental Health in Australia was released publicly. Among its many recommendations, it highlighted the concept that health is more than the absence of illness and that a holistic understanding of the social, political and economic impacts on people and communities plays a significant role in health (including mental health) outcomes. It also emphasised the need for greater attention on prevention and early intervention, making explicit reference to social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) in this role.