Aboriginal Mental Health Guides and Resources

Kulunga Research Network 2010 Start Stronger, Live Longer: resource manual guide for Aboriginal Health Workers - Mental health and wellbeing - Supporting and promoting Aboriginal mental health. Perth: Kulunga Institute.
[Print copy & PDF of resource provided]

Nagel, T. & Griffin, C. (2009). Yarning about Mental Health Flip Chart: An easy guide to mental health assessment. Darwin: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health & Menzies School of Health Research. Available online here

(NOTE: Extensive additional resources (flip charts, care plans, info sheets) developed as part of the AIMHi NT program are also available here 
[Print copy & PDF of resource provided]

AIMhi video - Yarning about Mental Health: Intro - To view this video, right click on the Intro link and select 'Save Target As' and hit 'Save'

Cairney, S., Nagel, T., Thompson, C., Fitz, J., Benitez, J. (2007). The Mental Health Brain Story . Flip Chart. Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research.
[Print copy & PDF of resource provided]

Remote AOD Workforce Program. (2016) Brief Wellbeing Screener. Remote Health: Alice Springs, NT. 

GPNNT (2010). Healthy Minds Team: This is how we work. Aboriginal Mental Health Worker Manual. Darwin: GPNNT. Available online here 

Mental Health Program (2011). Remote Health Clinician's Guide. Northern Territory Government. 

Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative Education & Training Unit (2011). Our Healing Ways Putting Wisdom into Practice: Working with co-existing mental health and drug and alcohol issues Aboriginal way. Melbourne: Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative, St Vincent’s Hospital.
This is a report from research by the VDDI Education and Training Unit on which successful strategies Aboriginal workers use when working with clients with a dual diagnosis. The research was designed to develop resources to support Aboriginal workers to further build their knowledge and skills to provide effective healing strategies to community members from a culturally relevant and evidence based perspective.

State of Queensland (Queensland Health) (2010). Queensland Health Dual Diagnosis Clinical Guidelines: co-occurring mental health and alcohol and other drug problems. Brisbane: Qld Health.

Walker & Shepherd (2008). Strengthening Aboriginal Family Functioning: What works and why? Australian Family Relationships Clearinghouse Briefing No 7. Available online here

AMHFA (2008). Suicidal Thoughts & Behaviours and Deliberate Self-Injury: Guidelines for providing Mental Health First Aid to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Person. Melbourne: Orygen Youth HealthResearch Centre, University of Melbourne and beyondblue,the national depression initiative. 


Living is for Everyone- Suicide Prevention in Australia.