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Social and Emotional Wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is a multidimensional concept of health that includes, but extends beyond conventional (Western) views of mental health and mental illness. It expands to embrace connection to body, mind and emotions, country, culture, spirituality, ancestry, family and community as essential to SEWB.

Further, these are located within the broader historical, social and political injustices experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (Gee, Dudgeon, Schultz, Hart, & Kelly, 2014).

Social and Emotional Wellbeing from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples’ perspective:

Cited in (Gee, Dudgeon, Schultz, Hart, & Kelly, 2014, p. 57)

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