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For children and families

Yarn Safe for Aboriginal young people — Yarn Safe is a headspace campaign created with the help of 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. Its aim is to help young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians seek help for mental health.

Find our Way Back from beyondblue — a resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples after a suicide attempt.

Trauma and Grief network — resources about grief and trauma for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People including:

Proppa Deadly — a project encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to take action against depression and anxiety through the telling of their own stories across the First Nations community radio sector.

For practitioners

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet — provides web resources about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) for people working, studying or interested in addressing issues that influence the social and emotional wellbeing (including mental health) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists— a collection of useful links on the mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NACCHO Aboriginal Health News Alert — keep up to date with the most recent news about Aboriginal health and services from the national authority in Aboriginal primary health care.

The Healthy Aboriginal Network — illustrations, posters, video and comic books on health and social issues to use with Aboriginal young people.

Menzies School of Health Research — has a suite of resources developed under the Australian Integrated Mental Health Initiative.

Kidsmatter Primary Action Team Handbook — provides support to school staff explore culturally relevant ways of working to improve the mental health and wellbeing of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Strengths Australian Aboriginal Cultural Practices in family life and child rearing — this paper discusses how Aboriginal culture can help to deliver positive outcomes for children.

NSW Mental Health Commission Aboriginal Communities for more information and advice.

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