Decolonising mental health when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families
Attend this webinar to hear panellists outline how decolonising mental health when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families can improve their social and emotional wellbeing. the mental health system in Australia is established on western conceptions of wellbeing. Decolonising the mental health system is key to system and practice change, it seeks to restore the knowledge, strength and protective factors over the western disease-deficit model, which failed to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practices of holistic wellbeing. (‘Australia Needs to Decolonise Its Mental Health System and Empower More Indigenous Psychologists’, 2022) Decolonising the mental health system will mean that first Nations knowledges are equally heard and integrated in the provision of culturally safe care.
Tuesday 6 June 2023
1800 209 031
Professor Pat Dudgeon (Psychologist, WA)
Shirley Young (Aboriginal Social Worker, SA)
Tileah Drahm-Butler (Social Worker, Qld)
Facilitated by: Dana Shen (Aboriginal Cultural Consultant, SA)