Working together : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice (1st edition)
Foreword by Tom Calma. The first edition of the book was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, and was developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research, the Kulunga Research Network (now Kulunga Aboriginal Research and Development Unit), and Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (now Telethon Kids Institute).
This book on the mental health and wellbeing principles and practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, is designed for practitioners and mental health workers as well as students training to be mental health workers. It is written by a range of experts in the mental health field, including a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors, giving the book a strong Indigenous voice.
Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice (2nd Edition) edited by Pat Dudgeon, Helen Milroy and Roz Walker, is available here: ttps://www.telethonkids.org.au/our-research/early-environment/developmental-origins-of-child-health/aboriginal-maternal-health-and-child-development/working-together-second-edition
Published in 2014, Working Together was funded by the Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Kulunga Research Network (now Kulunga Aboriginal Research and Development Unit), and Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (now Telethon Kids Institute) in collaboration with the University of Western Australia.
This 2nd edition is intended for staff and students and all health practitioners working in areas that support Indigenous mental health and wellbeing. It includes several new chapters and provides a high quality, comprehensive examination of issues and strategies influencing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and social and emotional wellbeing. It examines issues across the life course, with a greater focus on children and young people; the significant impacts of mental health in the justice system; the cultural determinants of social and emotional wellbeing and intellectual and developmental disabilities. It includes holisitic models of care, as well as interdisciplinary and inter-professional approaches and working with carers to deliver an even more robust text and resource. The Editors acknowledge the important contribution of the late Dr Nola Purdie in the first edition of the book.