Enhancing Mental Health in Aboriginal People: Reducing Violence and Developing Resilience [ 2007 - 2011 ]

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Researchers: Prof Richard Bryant (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Robert Brooks Mr Justin Files A/Pr Kate Senior Ms Nola Whyman
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Brief description This project aims to determine the best ways to improve the Social Emotional Well Being (SEWB) of the Aboriginal people of Broken Hill, Menindee and Wilcannia. This project will develop a culturally appropriate and evidenced based intervention to break the cycle of ongoing grief, mental illness, alcohol and other drugs and violence. The project will proceed in a number of interrelated phases including extensive community consultations and a baseline survey. The project will then implement and evaluate an intervention program that provides a community and individual program that adopts evidence-based approaches and modifies them to be acceptable within Aboriginal communities. These interventions aim to break the cycle of violence and mental health problems by teaching adaptive skills to reduce violent behaviours and by providing mental health interventions that reduce disorders that contribute to violence.

Funding Amount $AUD 1,771,151.16

Funding Scheme NHMRC Strategic Awards

Notes Preventive Health & Strengthen Aust. Social & Econ

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