Transforming Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services (2022). Social and Emotional Wellbeing: A Welcome Guide for the Aboriginal Workforce. University Of Western Australia. DOI:10.26182/z4gr-4975


This manual is a reference tool for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working in Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) teams.
Section 1 of the manual aims to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander SEWB staff to understand the history of SEWB and the model and framework of SEWB.
Section 2 of the manual looks at types of services that may be offered by SEWB teams. It offers reflections and insights from the Kimberley SEWB workforce and client base to help show SEWB in practice.
Section 3 contains some information and tips around the following areas: having clear understanding of your SEWB role, developing good relationships within your clinic, knowing your referral pathways, cultural security in the workplace, and creating a meaningful pathway to professional development.
Section 4 of the manual provides a summary of the underlined useful readings and resources around the following topics: SEWB, self-harm/ suicide, yarning, reflective practice, mental health and SEWB screening tools for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, evaluation. It also provides templates and checklists for the information referred to in Section 3.