Connecting Communities and Services to Close the Gap in Social & Emotional Wellbeing
It is devastating that in Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have significantly higher mental health needs than other Australians and experience psychological distress at around THREE times the rate of the non-Indigenous population.
We see similar statistics across the seas, with Māori and Pacifika populations carrying the highest burden of suicide with higher incidences.
In order to change, we must first shine a light on the key challenges in Indigenous communities, and address the past and present issues contributing to inequities in mental health treatment and care. We must work towards empowering Indigenous communities to develop their own solutions to live long healthy lives; strengthen culture; and reconnect with their spirit.
Share, listen & learn.
At the 2021 Indigenous Wellbeing Conference, you will discover the latest Indigenous-led, grassroot programs and projects taking place around the nation and across the seas. You will learn how to implement practical evidence-based research into your service, and gain a greater understanding of Indigenous protocols, practices, and considerations.
Discover ways to connect with services, communities and clients when distance is a challenge, and hear about the existing health care gaps and strategies. With a program full of practical solutions, you will leave better equipped to effectively acknowledge and encompass physical, spiritual, and cultural needs of Indigenous populations.
Our Commitment to You.
We understand that to close the gap in social and emotional wellbeing for the Indigenous population, a national platform is needed to connect, collaborate, and unify the voice for change.
That’s why we promise to:
- Provide a balanced program that gives voice to lived experience journeys, Indigenous communities, natural healers, services, and practitioners
- Offer a holistic approach which covers all demographics and stages of mental health including prevention, treatment, and recovery
- Give you various opportunities to create meaningful networks
- Design a keynote line-up highlighting examples of best practice, identifying improvements & providing practical solutions to key challenges
- Be accessible to even the most remote locations through online access
- Offer development opportunities to challenge you both personally and professionally through a range of pre-conference activities
- Provide you with a culturally diverse and safe space for growth, learning and healing
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Present. Your voice deserves to be heard.
Have your say by applying to become a presenter and feature in the 2021 conference program.
Let us know how you are helping to close the gap in Indigenous mental health care.
Honouring Indigenous Voice & Wisdom: Balancing the System to Close the Gap
➤ Promoting Wellbeing
- Exploring the role of Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations
- Suicide prevention and community impacts
- Exploring the seven inter-related domains of social and emotional wellbeing
- Early childhood preventive action and interventions
- End-to-end school based SEWB programs – check points, who and what?
- Indigenous governance, data sovereignty and self-determination/Tino Rangatiratanga
- Funding challenges to incorporate Aboriginal Wellbeing from Aboriginal Worldview
- Alcohol and drug reduction strategies
- Research and its role in delivery, evaluation, costs and impact
➤ Social, Emotional & Cultural Determinants
- Substance abuse and comorbidity
- Family and domestic violence
- Economically and socially disadvantaged
- Poor physical health
- Homelessness and inequality
- Chronic diseases
- Developmental/cognitive impairments and disability
- Absence of family members
- Causal pathways and collaborative approaches in housing, education, employment, recreation, family services, crime prevention and justice
➤ Community Care, Culture Revitalisation & Healing
- Strength in cultural identity and security
- Traditional healing methods/Rongoā Māori
- Mobilising community natural helpers
- Healing from trauma, discrimination, racism and stigma, grief, loss and stolen children
- Power of Indigenous ways of respect, relationships, caring, view of life, living and passing
- Recovery under the SEWB framework
- Meaningful consumer & carer participation
- Integration of clinical and non-clinical services
- Building resilience & empowering communities
➤ Culturally Responsive Care & Community Control
- Government funding responses to service gaps and uncertainties
- Shaping assessment, diagnosis, care and management under culturally valid understandings
- Creating a culturally and clinically competent workforce and skill set
- Partnering with relevant providers to plan and commission culturally and clinically appropriate services
- Opportunities and developments in digital mental health
- Family and Kin-centred and trauma-informed care
- Clinical quality indicators to measure SEWB including accessibility, appropriateness, capability, continuity of care, effectiveness and efficiency
- Improving service equity for rural and remote communities and under serviced populations
- Facilitating continuity of care and information sharing between services
- Literacy and trauma sensitivity
E-DELEGATE GOLD PASS
ATTEND ALL 8 CONFERENCES VIRTUALLY AND SAVE $1,200!
The ANZMHA's E-Delegate Gold Pass is back this year, giving you virtual access to 8 of their 2021 Mental Health Conferences.
Missed a session? This Gold Pass also provides you with exclusive access to all presentations of every conference for up to 3 months following the events.
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