Dudgeon, P., Collova., J.R. Sutherland., S., Derry, K., & Milroy, H. (2021). The Impacts of COVID-19 on the Wellbeing and Mental Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: A Discussion Paper. Transforming Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing Grant, The University of Western Australia, Poche Centre for Indigenous Health.
This discussion paper highlights the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) and mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia. The main findings presented in this discussion paper were gained from a review of academic and grey literature (including media coverage and government documents).
This paper will be used to guide the second virtual Roundtable on COVID-19 and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander SEWB and mental health, bringing together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders to start this process. These mental health and SEWB concerns will be discussed to propose a pathway towards health and healing.