Yarning with the Aboriginal people of NSW October 2013 (PDF): The The Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) of NSW has developed a draft Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW that reflects the needs, wishes and priorities of people across the State.
Young people are mentored over a week to produce a song and video clip for presentation to their community, and for subsequent use and distribution in health promotion.
On day 1, using rap as the key form of engagement, young people are mentored in writing their own songs addressing key issues related to smoking in their community and incorporating the local culture and heritage.
Yarn Up 4 Change are encouraging our friends and families to have a yarn about mental health issues in our communities. Our vision is to break the stigma associated with Mental Health issues and empower our communities to identify issues and seek help before it becomes an issue.
The Importance of Teaching and Learning Aboriginal Languages and Cultures: On the 27th of May, 2011 the New South Wales Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, the Honourable Victor Dominello MP announced in a press release that “the NSW Government will investigate how to create further Aboriginal cultural
SA Health Aboriginal Culture and History Handbook (PDF) - This handbook presents background information on Aboriginal history, culture, demography and current affairs. This handbook is useful background reading to help staff understand Aboriginal health and wellbeing and access to services.
Guide for Engaging with Aboriginal People (PDF) - This guide assists staff to conduct Aboriginal stakeholder and community engagement. It is designed to be useful preparatory reading before Aboriginal engagement is organised and commenced.
South Australian Aboriginal History Timeline (PDF) - This is intended to be a brief history of Aboriginal South Australia post-colonisation including SA legislation, policy and practices. The timeline focuses on health sector policies and the South Australian context.
Partners in Recovery (PIR) aims to support people with severe and persistent mental illness with complex needs and their carers and families, by getting multiple sectors, services and supports they may come into contact with (and could benefit from) to work in a more collaborative, coordinated and integrated way.