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Evaluating a social and emotional wellbeing model of service piloted in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in Western Australia: an Aboriginal Participatory Action Research approach

Evaluating a social and emotional wellbeing model of service piloted in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in Western Australia: an Aboriginal Participatory Action Research approach Dudgeon, P., Carlin, E., Kate Derry, K., Alexi, J,. Mitchell, M., & Agung-Igusti, R. (2023) BMJ Open ABSTRACT The delivery of services to improve Aboriginal health and well-being must centre …

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“Our Wellbeing, Our Way: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing”

The CBATSISP has commissioned local Perth animated film-makers Luisa Mitchell and Rhadeya Jegatheva to produce a short, animated video “Our Wellbeing, Our Way: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing”. The video tells the story of how colonisation has impacted the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities; the importance of self-determination towards a path of healing; and the ways people and communities today strengthen their social and emotional wellbeing.

Trauma Informed Care in the ACCHS Symposium: Summary & Next Steps

Trauma Informed Care in the ACCHS Symposium: Summary & Next Steps A Trauma Informed Care in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) Symposium was held in Rubibi (Broome) on July 12, 2023. It was hosted by Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service (KAMS) and the Wellbeing Informed Care – Kimberley (WIC-K), Transforming Indigenous Mental Health and …

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Anika Indigenous Youth Cultural Exchange Report

Anika Indigenous Youth Cultural Exchange Report Project Overview: The generosity of the Anika Foundation and the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health has allowed UWA to organise a cultural exchange to Canada for six Aboriginal Australian Youths. In Canada, they exchanged practices and knowledge about Indigenous suicide prevention and Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB). Over two …

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Lessons Learned during a Rapidly Evolving COVID-19 Pandemic: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-Led Mental Health and Wellbeing Responses are Key

Lessons Learned during a Rapidly Evolving COVID-19 Pandemic: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-Led Mental Health and Wellbeing Responses are Key Dudgeon, P., Collova, J. R., Derry, K., & Sutherland, S. (2023). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health ABSTRACT As the world journeys towards the endemic phase that follows a pandemic, public health authorities are …

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Incorporating Indigenous Psychology into courses | Wiley Higher Education

Incorporating Indigenous Psychology into courses | Wiley Higher Education Fostering cultural responsiveness in our graduates EXCERPT Graduate psychologists are sensitive to the to the fact that they work in a very diverse society, and now more than ever, there is a real hunger for change. Embedding Indigenous knowledges and ensuring Indigenous participation in the psychology …

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New Cultural Exchange Targets Indigenous Suicide Prevention

New Cultural Exchange Targets Indigenous Suicide Prevention. UWA Media Release about the Anika Indigenous Cultural Exchange. EXCERPT The inaugural Anika Indigenous Cultural Exchange, funded by the Anika Foundation and the Poche Centre of Indigenous Health at The University of Western Australia, will enable six participants aged 18 to 30 to spend two weeks in Winnipeg …

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An Indigenous-governed, Co-designed Approach to Improving Cultural Safety in Mental Health Services

An Indigenous-governed, Co-designed Approach to Improving Cultural Safety in Mental Health Services Prof. Helen Milroy, Dr. Shraddha Kashyap, & Dr. Jemma Collova SUMMARY Research fellows in the TIMHWB team (Dr Shraddha Kashyap and Dr Jemma Collova) were awarded a prize for best poster and lightening presentation at the Science on the Swan conference held in …

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Embracing the emerging Indigenous psychology of flourishing

Embracing the emerging Indigenous psychology of flourishing Dudgeon, P., Bray, A., & Walker, R. (2023). Embracing the emerging Indigenous psychology of flourishing. Nature Reviews Psychology ABSTRACT Indigenous psychology draws on the oldest continuing knowledge systems but remains largely ignored by dominant Western psychological theories and practices. This exclusion results in ongoing negative effects on Indigenous social …

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