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Indigenous AOD Workers' Wellbeing Resources

Indigenous Worker Wellbeing Resource

Type: Resource
Author: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA)
Publisher: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA)
Year: 2012

This project identified the key antecedents and consequences of stress, burnout and wellbeing among Indigenous and non-Indigenous alcohol and other drug (AOD) and generic health workers. An information base to inform strategies to improve Indigenous health workers' experiences was developed.

Indigenous alcohol and other drug and health workers participated in this project by completing a survey about their experiences in the workplace. Information obtained from the survey was also complemented by stories obtained through conducting in-depth interviews and focus groups with workers.

The project received over 280 surveys from AOD managers and supervisors in various AOD treatment agencies across Australia. A total of 35 individual consultations and 17 focus groups were also conducted. The findings from the online survey and the consultations are contained in the following publications:


Indigenous Services Database

As a part of this project, NCETA compiled a CD Rom to offer a range of practical resources relevant to both new and experienced workers in the fields of Indigenous health alcohol and other drugs. The CD-Rom contains:

  • An Indigenous Services Database containing contact details of over 500 services across Australia, covering AOD, social and emotional wellbeing, professional networks, education and training, policy, and other (this resource is an interactive access database and contains pdf reports sorted by state)
  • Websites of interest providing workers with a starting point for accessing information
  • Training courses with Indigenous content and/or designed for Indigenous students.

For further information about these resources, click here.

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