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Indigenous AOD Workers' Wellbeing Resources

GPNNT Aboriginal Mental Health Worker Manual: This Is How We Work

Type: Book
Author: Healthy Minds Team
Publisher: General Practice Network NT (GPNNT)
Year: 2010

This 26-page manual has been produced to provide Aboriginal mental health workers with culturally appropriate information on addressing mental health and mental illness in the Aboriginal population.

The specific topics covered in the manual include:

  • What is mental health
  • What is mental illness
  • The client journey
  • The role of the Aboriginal mental health worker, including a model of practice and how to respond to people with mental illness
  • Mental health promotion
  • The importance of self-care.

The manual has been produced in colour and contains photographs, drawings, and diagrams to enhance its appeal and value to Aboriginal mental health workers.

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