AIMHI NT 'Mental Health Story Teller Mob': developing stories in mental health

Nagel, Tricia, and Thompson, Carolyn (2007) AIMHI NT 'Mental Health Story Teller Mob': developing stories in mental health. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 6 (2). pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

The Australian Integrated Mental Health Initiative in the Northern Territory is one of a number of sites funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council. The project has been working with Aboriginal Mental Health Workers (AMHWs), and the Top End Division of General Practice (TEDGP) to adapt mental health information to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander context through development of mental health stories. The stories focus on personal strengths and family support, and use local artwork and images, local language, metaphors and music. The concepts have been incorporated into service provider training and psychoeducation resources in the Northern Territory. Development and evaluation of mental health literacy initiatives is important in the context of high rates of mental illness and burden of disease in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Item ID: 2234
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: indigenous; remote; mental health literacy; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health
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Reproduced with permission from Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health.

Nagel, T. & Thompson, C. (2007). AIMHI NT ‘Mental Health Story Teller Mob’: developing stories in mental health. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 6(2), www.auseinet.com/journal/vol6iss2/nagel.pdf

ISSN: 1446-7984
Date Deposited: 28 May 2009 00:26
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 40%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health @ 40%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110319 Psychiatry (incl Psychotherapy) @ 20%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920399 Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified @ 51%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 49%
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