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Indigenous AOD Workers' Wellbeing Resources

Aboriginal Mental Health Worker Program: Final Evaluation Report

Type: Book
Author: Robinson, G., & Harris, A.
Publisher: School for Social and Policy Research Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University
Year: 2005

This report presents findings from the evaluation of the Aboriginal Mental Health Worker Program ‘Working Both Ways’ which was established by the Top End Division of General Practice with the aim of funding the placement of one or two Aboriginal Mental Health Workers in eight remote community health centres in the Northern Territory from late 2002 to 2005.

The NT Aboriginal Mental Health Program 'Working Both Ways' provides 'local solutions to local problems' in remote communities across the Top End of the Northern Territory. With a focus on the delivery of culturally sensitive primary care mental health services, the program recruits and trains Aboriginal Mental Health Workers to work alongside resident general practitioners. Currently the program supports 17 staff in eight remote communities having a general practitioner across the Top End in Angurugu, Bathurst Island, Borroloola, Galiwin'ku, Kalano, Lajamanu, Numbulwar and Oenpelli.

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