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Indigenous AOD Workers' Wellbeing Resources

Walk Together, Learn Together, Work Together: A Practical Guide For the Training of Aboriginal Mental Health Professionals in New South Wales

Type: Training Program
Author: Watson, C., Harrison, N., Brideson, T., & Greenwood, C.
Publisher: NSW Health & Centre for Rural and Remote Health
Year: 2010

This guide is designed for mental health staff involved in the New South Wales Aboriginal Mental Health Worker training program. The aim of the program is to increase the availability of culturally appropriate mental health services to Aboriginal people by enhancing the skills and ability of the Aboriginal Mental Health Workforce.

The guide includes seven chapters, covering the following topics:

  • Overview of the training program
  • Workplace preparation and recruitment
  • Workplace training and support
  • University study and support
  • Clinical placements and support
  • Linking work and study
  • Monitoring and evaluation.

Each chapter includes supporting documents and resources.

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